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Valentine’s Day Dessert- Chocolate Fruit Cups

We’re less than a week away from Valentine’s Day and right at the end of my V-Day series. I saved the best for last and today I am featuring my Valentine’s Day dessert! Are you guys ready for the big day? I am so lookin forward to Valentine’s Day this year. While this is the third Valentine’s Day we are celebrating with Emma, it’s the first that I feel she’s old enough to actually celebrate. I think this year we may be able to do some crafts together that she can follow along in. We’ll see how that part goes.

Of course I will be making special meals all day and  hopefully Emma can help me a bit in the kitchen. I have been letting her “help” me out a bit when I’m cooking. I carry her and I let her pour seasonings in my food and she loves it. She also helps me throw chopped up veggies into a bowl to mix them up. I love having her be able to participate more and more in my daily cooking as she gets older.

This week’s Valentine’s Day dessert recipe is actually a perfect one for kids to help out in the process of making it. These Chocolate Fruit Cups are extremely easy to make and can be a lot of fun. If you get the kids involved they can even get creative with these. Lay out different fruits, nuts, or any other toppings you would like so they can fill the cups themselves. This can be another fun and entertaining activity your whole family can do together to celebrate the day of love.

These fruit cups are of course healthy and a great way to enjoy chocolate that is not full of refined-sugars and other not so good ingredients. These are made with dark chocolate and coconut oil which are melted together to mold the cups.

I like to use Enjoy Life’s Dark Chocolate to make these but you can use any preferred dark chocolate you’d like. I use silicone muffin molds and brush the melted chocolate into them. I leave in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then repeat with another bash of the melted chocolate. I put them back in the fridge for another 20 minutes and then carefully pop the hardened chocolate cups out of the muffin molds.

As I mentioned before, if you want to make this a fun activity for the kids chop up different fruits along with other toppings and make sort of a toppings bar. Then the kids can fill the cups with the toppings they want. For these, I used raspberries, heart shaped strawberries, coconut cream, and some Valentine’s Day sprinkles to make it more festive.

After I took these pictures I added raw sliced almonds too! Other fruit you can use are blueberries, bananas, and pineapples. These go great with dark chocolate too and you can shape the bananas and pineapples into hearts as well. I use heart shaped cookie cutters to shape my fruit.

This is also a great dessert to make for any other occasion. It’s really simple to make and you don’t need many ingredients. You really just need dark chocolate and coconut oil. Then use any fruit you have at home to fill them with. And any other toppings you may like (ex. nuts, coconut flakes). Remember it’s all about having fun while keeping it healthy.

Now let’s move on to this week’s craft. That’s right, I still have one more feature to close this fun and exciting series. This week’s craft feature comes from Jaymi who’s the amazing mama behind The Salty Mamas. Her Valentine’s Day Marbled Print Art is  not just fun but so beautiful. I’m sure this one will be one that the kids will love to try. Here’s what Jaymi says about this cute Valentine’s Day art:

“Why not try making Marbled Shaving Cream Heart prints today? With a little shaving cream and paint, kids can get a hands-on art and sensory experience that stays on theme. The Salty Mamas’ Valentine’s Day project has something for everyone- it’s process based for the littles, and has a product for you to hold on to. Check out the full instructions here.”

Hope you guys have enjoyed this series as much I did putting it together and sharing it. I hope that you guys got some good ideas of how to enjoy your Valentine’s Day this year with your families. I also hope that you guys enjoyed all the crafts I featured in this series from all the wonderfully creative mamas.

Don’t forget to share and tag me if you guys try any of these recipes and also tag the other bloggers if you try any of the crafts. I would love to see all of the fun this Valentine’s Day! Have a lovely Valentine’s Day guys and don’t forget to have a lot of fun with your loved ones!

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Valentine's Day Dessert- Chocolate Fruit Cup

Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dark chocolate of choice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 12 tbsp coconut milk
  • fruit of choice
  • any other toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, add half of the dark chocolate and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

  2. Melt chocolate and coconut oil on low heat.

  3. Using a silicone muffin pan, divide melted chocolate evenly. Use brush to brush chocolate on the sides of the molds. 
  4. Place muffin pan in fridge for at least 20 minutes or until chocolate has hardened. 

  5. Melt the rest of the chocolate and coconut oil following the same previous steps. 

  6. Divide melted chocolate evenly over hardened chocolate and brush it on the sides of molds again. 

  7. Place back in fridge for at least 20 minutes again or until chocolate has hardened. 

  8. Carefully pushing the bottom of the silicone muffin pan, remove chocolate cups.

  9. Fill with favorite fruit and place a tbsp coconut cream on top of each cup.

  10. Top with any other preferred topping. 

Today is the last day of my Valentine’s Day series and I am featuring dessert! These Chocolate Fruits Cups are fun and delicious! They’re also a healthy alternative to Valentine’s Day chocolate or other desserts. They’re great to make together as a family and for kids to fill their preferred toppings in! Check them out!

30 Comments

  1. These look so pretty the way you did them! The cups look easy to make even for someone like me that is chocolate illiterate! My husband and son would love them.

    1. Thank you so much Kat! They’re super easy to make and I hope you and your family get to enjoy them! 😊

  2. These are so cute I am definitely writing these down for next week

    1. Thank you so much Jessica!

  3. […] Mamas, but we can admit that we’re equally into sweets. So we give a gold medal to these Chocolate Fruit Cups from the Peachee Pear. You’ll want to check out this adorably easy and beautiful dessert – and probably make […]

    1. Thank you so much for this!! This truly made my day!! I appreciate it so much. 😊

  4. Marjie Mare

    This is such a beautiful dessert, I can’t wait to show it to my younger daughter. I know she would want to make it.

    1. Thank you Marjie! I’m sure she will have a blast making these with you!!

  5. This is so cute! I can’t wait for my kids to be older so I can make treats like this with them. You totally got me into the Valentine’s Day spirit!

    1. Thank you Alissa! I’m so happy my cups got you into Valentine’s Day spirit! Hope you had a wonderful V-Day!

  6. I’m definitely making these! I’m a white chocolate kinda gal so I’ll be using white chocolate instead. Thank you!

    1. Love the idea of using white chocolate! Please share with me how those come out! I would love to see that version!

  7. My Blog Inspires

    Looks super yummy and bright ! Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

  8. Ummm, okay these look absolutely DELICIOUS. I always love chocolate + berries, especially for Valentine’s Day. May have to give these a shot.

    1. Thank you so much Kaity!

  9. Kari

    This sounds so delish! Gonna make it with my little one this week, thank you!!!

    1. Thank you so much Kari! I hope you guys like them! 😊

  10. This looks so delicious! What a beautiful Valentine’s treat! I love that your little one helps you cook, I am going to make these and have my daughter help. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Thank you Lexi! Yes it’s amazing to have the little ones help out in the kitchen! Such a great bonding experience!

  11. Sarah

    These are so beautiful. What a great idea. Looks almost too good to eat.

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

  12. This seems a great dessert cup, I was planning to have a small party for kids, and tis chocolate fruit cups can be amazing idea for them to snack upon!

    1. Thank you Jhilmil! Making these for a kid party is a great idea! The kids would love them!

  13. I really like the idea of the chocolate fruit cups — and I’m wondering if it can work with 99% cocoa chocolate?

    1. Glad you like this idea Sahar! I’m sure it would work just fine. Just make sure they are hard enough before you take them out of the silicone molds.

  14. Wow, this is so yummy and a perfect dessert for our family night, Glad you share this I would love to try this

    1. Thank you Angela! Glad you like it!!

  15. This looks so good! I want to try making it!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa!

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