Chocolate Berry Cups

Chocolate cups with raspberries and blackberries in a mini muffin pan

Chocolate treats are essential for Valentine’s Day, and these Chocolate Berry Cups are not only delicious but also very quick & easy to make.

Chocolate cups with raspberries and blackberries in a mini muffin pan

How Valentine’s Day Came About.

Valentine’s Day is a designated day to celebrate love and romance. Many people believe that Valentine’s day is a made-up, “Hallmark holiday”. However, this celebration goes back to ancient Rome, and there were several real St Valentines and many different (and fascinating) theories about how each of them may have been “the” St Valentine. You can read all about them here: History of Valentine’s Day

Why Do We Associate Chocolate with Valentine’s Day?

There are a few reasons why chocolate and Valentine’s day go hand in hand. First, chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac. Secondly, because chocolate is rich and decadent, it feels like an indulgence and, the gift of chocolate makes the receiver feel indulged and treated. Third, chocolate is almost universally loved by everyone, so it’s hard to go wrong when gifting chocolate. Finally, eating chocolate activates places in the brain that give a natural high and feeling of happiness. What’s not to love about expressing love with chocolate?

A twelve cup mini muffin tin filled with berry topped chocolates

Why Homemade Chocolate Berry Cups?

You can certainly buy some very fine chocolate, much of which is specifically marketed for Valentine’s Day. But a homemade chocolate treat elevates your gift because homemade means that you put some effort and heart into it. Homemade gifts, especially edible ones are always appreciated. However, when I say that you put some effort into these treats, I may be stretching it a little. Because these chocolates are incredibly easy to make.

What Kind Of Chocolate To Use for Chocolate Berry Cups

You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate to make these treats. I used a combination of milk and dark chocolate in this recipe, just because it’s what I had on hand. Dark chocolate alone would make this a healthier choice, and, along with the berries, an antioxidant-rich one. It’s a personal preference, but if you are making them for kids, they usually prefer milk chocolate.

What You Need To Make These Chocolate Berry Cups

To make these chocolates you will need a mini muffin pan, some mini muffin or cupcake liners, and either a microwave or a double boiler for melting the chocolate. In addition, you will need about 5 minutes of time, and some fridge space. Pretty simple.

Close up top down shot of two homemade chocolate berry cups with raspberries and blackberries

What Berries Work Best For Chocolate Berry Cups

I am using raspberries and blackberries to top these, and the combo with chocolate is delicious, and I guarantee they will be a hit. However, feel free to use any combo of berries. Strawberries and blueberries would be just as delicious. You can even choose to top them with something other than berries. I like them with clementine sections at Christmas. I do like to include a red berry, like raspberries for Valentine’s Day, and I love the combo of chocolate and raspberries.

How To Store Your Homemade Chocolates

If chocolate is stored at a temperature of 66-68 degrees, it will keep for a long time. But in this case, the berries will only keep for 2-3 days, so you will need to use them before then. (Believe me, it won’t be a problem). Be sure the chocolates are in an airtight container to protect them from the humidity of the fridge. These berry cups are perfect for sharing, so that can eliminate the need for storage. Bring them to work, school or a gathering and watch them disappear. 

close up shot of a chocolate berry cup

More Homemade Chocolate Treats

If you love giving homemade chocolate treats, you may also want to try these Homemade Peanut Butter Cups or this Chocolate Toffee Fudge

chocolate berry cup cut in half to show berries and nuts inside.

How To Make Chocolate Berry Cups

5 from 14 votes
Chocolate cups with raspberries and blackberries in a mini muffin pan
Chocolate Berry Cups
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
chill time
15 mins
 

Chocolate Berry Cups are delicious homemade treats. Simple to make and delicious, they are a perfect after-dinner indulgence or edible gift.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: blackberries, Chocolate, raspberries, Valentine's Day
Servings: 12
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
Instructions
  1. Put chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it by heating it in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is smooth and melted.

  2. Stir pecans into the melted chocolate

  3. Line a 12 cup mini muffin pan with aluminum liners

  4. Fill each cup with the melted chocolate

  5. Top each chocolate-filled cup with berries, pressing them into the chocolate so they are partly submerged

  6. With a spoon, drizzle any remaining chocolate over the berries

  7. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until chocolate is firm

  8. Store the chocolates in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days

Recipe Notes

Aluminum liners work better than paper liners for making these chocolates since they are heavier, which makes them easier to fill.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Berry Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 76IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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26 thoughts on “Chocolate Berry Cups

  1. I love these. And there is no way we would have to worry about storage. So prefect! They wouldn’t last a day in my house

  2. I love an easy recipe and this is so perfect for Valentines! Fruit, chocolate and nuts are such a winning combination, thanks for this delicious recipe!

  3. What a delicious, adorable treat! Totally perfect for Valentine’s Day with those berries. I’m such a fan of chocolate mixed with berries!!! The little cups are too cute. I also love that you added nuts!!

  4. Yes, I would make these with the intention of giving them to my other half on Valentines day and then eat them all myself!

  5. I absolutely love the combination of chocolate ad berries, especially raspberries. These cups look so pretty and delectable. A beautiful valentine’s gift!

  6. These berry cups are seriously the perfect bite sized treats! I will definitely be making this for Valentine’s Day 🙂

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