Chocolate Cups at Home
- Chocolate Chips/Buttons/Melting Chocolate
- Fresh Raspberries/Any fruit that your kids like (Optional for filling the cups)
- Powdered Sugar (Optional- to be sprinkled on the fruits)
- Silicone Baking Cups OR Paper Cupcake Liners
- OR a silicone muffin/ cupcake pan will do well
- Saucepan and Bowl
- Muffin Tray/Muffin Tins (if you are using paper cupcake liners)
- Put some water into your double boiler or saucepan and heat it until it simmers. Once the water is simmering, put your chocolate in your bowl and start melting. Keep stirring because it melts fast.
- Once the chocolate is melted, grasp a baking cup by the bottom and using a paintbrush, paint the chocolate up the sides of the cup to the top. Let it rest for a few minutes and give the cups a second coat of chocolate. (paint!) If it is a sunny day, you can let the chocolate cups set in the refrigerator/freezer before giving them a second coat of chocolate.
- Once you’ve painted all your cups you have to wait for them to set. Pop them into the refrigerator/freezer. (freezer speeds up the process) After they are set, gently push the chocolate cups out of the silicone mould. (If you are using paper cupcake liners, be gentle during this process. Start peeling the cup off. It can take a little while to get started, but if you are careful it will come off pretty quickly.)
- And voila! There you have it, Edible Chocolate Cups, all ready to be filled with more yumminess.
- Fill with fresh raspberries and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
Note: Chocolate cups can be frozen for about 1/2 an hour to 1 hour.
Who doesn’t like an occasional treat?! And chocolate just makes it perfect. Specially for kids!
Chocolate cups are extremely simple to make and is a fun toddler activity too! This recipe lets you serve cut up fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, grapes; mints; candy; mousse; ice cream; peanut or any other nut butters… the options are endless. To make them you need to paint the inside of cupcake liners with melted chocolate. Now what toddler is going to say “No” to paint that you can eat!