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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine’s or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

Soooo ever since I made my Cherry Garcia Ice Cream over the summer, I’ve been obsessed with the combination of cherries and chocolate. I think I actually prefer it over strawberries and chocolate which is saying a lot.

Now that we are fully into Fall and cherries are not in season anymore, I’ve been purchasing frozen cherries and they are amazing. Not only do they taste delicious, they are pitted already making them so easy to use in recipes like these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups.

Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups Recipe

These vegan and paleo chocolate cups filled with cherry jam are one of those easy peasy dessert recipes that do not require baking and actually look like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Both the chocolate and the jam component are super simple to make, and you only need 6 ingredients from start to finish!

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Perfect For All Occasions

Not only are these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups perfect for the holidays because of their bright red colored filling, but you can also make them for Halloween and call them “Bloody Chocolate Cups.”

They are even perfect for Valentine’s Day if you have a chocolate loving honey, and it’s so easy to whip up while looking fun and impressive.

If you aren’t a cherry fan, you can even try this recipe with raspberries or strawberries, or any other fruits great for making jam with. They are such a yummy treat with a burst of surprise in the center, the combination of textures and flavors is something that everyone will love.

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Setting time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 chocolate cups
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine's or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don't even need to turn on the oven!

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Ingredients

Equipments

  • Mini muffin tin
  • Mini muffin liners

Cherry Jam Filling

Chocolate Cup Layer

Instructions

  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini muffin liners.

  2. Place the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine cherries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.

  4. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until the cherries will break down and release its juices.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.

  6. Place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 1 hour.

  7. Use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips and coconut oil heat up and melt. You can also microwave them for 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until melted. Stir together until smooth.

  8. Use a teaspoon to scoop the chocolate into the bottom of each mini muffin liner, then tap the muffin tin gently on the countertop so the chocolate spreads and flattens out. 

  9. Use the spoon to spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner,

  10. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.

  11. Remove from the fridge then place a teaspoon of cherry jam in the center of the hardened chocolate. You won't be using all of the jam.

  12. Top the cherry jam filling with about 1 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate, tap again on the countertop to flatten out the top. (If the chocolate has thickened, heat it back up so melts and thins out.)

  13. If using, sprinkle the top of the chocolate layer with sea salt. 

  14. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate cups to cool and harden completely. 

  15. Remove the chocolate cups from the muffin tin and peel off the liner.

  16. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 chocolate cup)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don’t let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe I don’t have a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog yet? Well, I can, because I’m the worst baker. But sometimes, the baking gods are on my side and I end up making a treat that’s super delicious and dreamy.

I recently had one of those moments when attempting to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies, and no tears were shed from an inevitable #fail (a norm when I’m baking) and I lived through it to share this yummy recipe with you.

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now, these are not your standard chocolate chip cookies. They are gluten free and grain free, made with cassava flour and a bit of coconut flour, and they are also paleo and vegan! And if you have some common food allergies in your family, these might be for you because they are also nut-free and egg-free.

Don’t worry though, because they are NOT fun-free. They actually taste amazing and have the perfect amount of chewiness and softness that you love in your favorite cookies.

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How to Yield Perfectly Chewy Cookies

Since these are gluten free cookies, you have to treat them a bit differently than regular cookies. Here are some tips to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies THE BEST EVER:

  • If you are using coconut oil instead of ghee, make sure it’s soft instead of melted. If it’s hard, you can microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, and if it’s melted, you can leave it in the fridge it gets to the right consistency.
  • DO NOT pick up the cookies once it’s out of the oven. They will be quite fragile and fall apart if you try to pick them up. Wait about 30 minutes for them to fully cool down before handling them. I know, it’ll be incredibly hard but it’s 100% worth it!
  • For even chewier and sturdier texture, keep the cookies in an airtight contain in the refrigerator. I think they taste better when they are cold!

Hope you love these cookies, because my husband and I can’t get enough. We just made these a few days ago and they are already half gone! So dangerous, but so worth it.

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 105 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Don't let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together ghee (or coconut oil), maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

  3. In another large bowl, whisk together cassava flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. 

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. 

  5. Stir until combined.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop the dough and place on the baking sheet, flattening it out slightly. 

  8. Repeat with the rest of dough, making sure you give enough space in between to spread a bit.

  9. Bake for 10 minutes.

  10. Cool completely on the baking sheet for 20-30 minutes before removing and serving.

  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They'll get even chewier (in a good way) once cold!

Nutrition Facts
Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they’ll be your new favorite healthy dessert that’s super easy to make!

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Hey hey, do you know what’s better than regular macaroons?? Chocolate drizzled paleo coconut macaroons! I really love coconut desserts because the flaky texture is so amazing combined with a sweet flavor. I also love that I don’t have to add too much sugar to them because coconuts are plenty sweet naturally!

Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons Recipe

If you are a coconut lover like me, you definitely need to try this recipe. These macaroons are like light and flaky cookies that taste amazing, and the drizzled chocolate on top adds even more of a yummy sweetness to them to make them super addicting.

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The Key to Sturdy Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons by nature are quite delicate, but in order to help them hold together, make sure to follow these steps when making them:

  1. When forming the balls for the macaroons, make sure they are tightly packed before laying them on the parchment paper. I made the mistake of loosely packing them the first time I made these, and they fell apart when I tried to pick them up at the end.
  2. DO NOT TOUCH the macaroons once they are out of the oven until they are completely cooled. This can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Be gentle with handling them afterwards. If you followed the previous 2 steps, they should hold together pretty firmly, but it doesn’t hurt to take extra care when transferring these macaroons to another container.

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Why Just Date Syrup?

I used Just Date Syrup to sweeten these paleo coconut macaroons and they are my new favorite sweetener for desserts or even salad dressing. It’s literally made with only one ingredient, organic medjool dates, and I love the idea of sweetening my food with just fruit. Here are a few other reasons why I love it:

  • It has lower glycemic index than other sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave, and refined sugars, which means it won’t dramatically spike your blood sugar.
  • It’s packed with potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants, and you know I’m always looking to up my nutrient intake!
  • It tastes REALLY good! I’m thinking about using this syrup over some paleo pancakes instead of maple syrup, because I love the way it tastes.

Don’t have Just Date Syrup in your pantry just yet? You can just sub with maple syrup for this recipe, and it’ll still turn out delicious. I hope you love this healthy and easy dessert to help you get through the week!

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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 22 macaroons
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they'll be your new favorite healthy dessert that's super easy to make!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine Just Date Syrup, vanilla extract, egg whites, and sea salt a large bowl, and whisk together until frothy.

  3. Add in shredded coconut, and stir together. 

  4. Using rounded tablespoons or 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoops, scoop the mixture then space them out evenly on the parchment paper. Make sure to pack the scoops firmly.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

  6. Remove from the oven and let the macaroons cool completely on the parchment paper, about 1 hour.

  7. While the cookies are cooling, use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips heat up and melt.

  8. Stir until it becomes a smooth consistency. You can also use the microwave to melt the chocolate.

  9. Once the cookies are cooled, use a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroons.

  10. Let the chocolate cool and firm up, then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.