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Chocolate Mocha Cups

‘Tis the Season for something yummy! I love these Mocha Cups because they are lower in sugar And really delicious! Chocolate and Coffee treats are one of my favorite combinations! These have a creamy coffee coconut cream center enrobed in delicious dark chocolate! They are a healthier treat for special occasions. Plus with just six ingredients they couldn’t be easier to make. They are also free of nuts, dairy and soy!Chocolate Mocha Cups Dairy Free Gluten Free Delicious

Chocolate Mocha Cups

Ingredients:

1 cup of Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup of Coconut Butter

1 Tablespoon of Coconut Milk

2 Teaspoons of Instant Coffee Crystals (I used these)

1/4 Teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

Pinch of Sea Salt

Directions:

Place 14 mini muffin liners into a mini muffin pan.

Heat the coconut milk in a small bowl in the microwave until simmering, then stir in the coffee crystals until dissolved. Measure the coconut butter into a medium bowl and soften slightly in the microwave in ten second increments until you can stir it easily with a fork. Note: If you overheat the coconut butter it will freeze up. Whisk the coffee and coconut milk mixture into the coconut butter with a fork. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. Make 14 teaspoon sized balls with the coconut butter mixture, and set aside.

In a double broiler on the stove melt your chocolate chips over simmering water. (I do this by placing a small saucepan with an inch of water on the stove, then creating a double broiler with a stainless steel bowl on top with the chocolate chips in it.) Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Melt the chocolate stirring with a fork.

Place a teaspoon of chocolate in the bottom of each mini muffin cup. Rap the tin on counter to spread the chocolate evenly in the bottom of the cups. Place a prepared coconut cream mocha ball in each cup, and flatten it slightly with your fingertip. Spoon the remaining melted chocolate over the balls to make the cups. Rap the tin on the counter to make nice, flat chocolate tops. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Makes 14 Cups

Dairy Free Nut Free Chocolate Mocha Cups

No Bake Peppermint Ice Caps

Ready for a yummy no bake recipe? Try these little two bite no bakes using mini muffin cups! Little hands can help make them.

They are ready in a jiffy!

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No Bake Peppermint Ice Caps

Directions: Line a mini muffin pan with 18 mini muffin papers.

Bottom Layer Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Coconut Butter, (Softened in the Microwave for 30 seconds)

1/4 Cup Carob Powder

2 Tablespoons Maple Sugar

2 Tablespoons Coconut Milk

2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract, Alcohol Free for AIP

Blend the ingredients together with a hand-held electric mixer. Using a teaspoon cookie scoop, scoop and roll the mixture into balls. Then, press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. If the mixture is soft at this point, freeze for 20 minutes before proceeding so you can press the top layer evenly onto the bottom. This will depend on how much you soften your coconut butter.

Top Layer:

1/2 Cup Coconut Butter (Warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds)

1 Tablespoon of Maple Sugar

1/8 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract, Alcohol Free for AIP I use this

Blend together with a hand-held electric mixer. Scoop into scant 1 teaspoon balls and roll between your hands. Press onto the top of the bottom layer, and gently pat to the edges of the mini muffin cup.

Refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve.

Store in the refrigerator, or at room temperature.

Make 18

This recipe is part of the Phoenix Helix AIP Recipe Roundtable Roundup here!

Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable

 

 

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