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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)

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!
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 138kcal
Author Jean Choi



  • Mini muffin tin
  • Mini muffin liners

Cherry Jam Filling

Chocolate Cup Layer


  • Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini muffin liners.
  • Place the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cherries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.
  • Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until the cherries will break down and release its juices.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Use the spoon to spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner,
  • Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • If using, sprinkle the top of the chocolate layer with sea salt. 
  • Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate cups to cool and harden completely. 
  • Remove the chocolate cups from the muffin tin and peel off the liner.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


Serving: 1chocolate cup | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 9.8%
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30+ Paleo Halloween Treats

This roundup of over 30 Paleo Halloween treats will help you and your kids celebrate healthily without all the processed junk!

30+ Paleo Halloween Treats

Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year, and if you or your kids love to celebrate with food and treats, you know it’s definitely not easy to stick to a paleo diet during this time. With the rate of diabetes and obesity rising every year in both adults and children, it’s important for us to be mindful of what’s in our food, even during the holidays. So I gathered up some of my favorite paleo Halloween treats recipes from myself and my blogger friends, so you can still enjoy this holiday with fun and yummy eats! Hope you enjoy these healthy paleo Halloween treats.


Paleo Ghost Truffles by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Fudge by Texanerin Baking

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Poppers by Rubies & Radishes

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies by What Great Grandma Ate

Dark Chocolate Bark Bites by Tasty Yummies

Paleo Coconut Butter Cups by Real Simple Good

Paleo Caramel Apples by The Primal Desire

Paleo Candy Corn Panna Cotta by Rubies & Radishes

Whoopie Pies With Pumpkin Filling by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy by Delicious Obsessions

Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups by Tasty Yummies

Sea Salted Cookie Dough Bark by Recipes to Nourish

Paleo Chocolate Marshmallows by Texanerin Baking

Paleo Halloween Tombstone Cookies by Thriving on Paleo

Paleo Twix Candy Bar by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Mini Pumpkin Tarts by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Real Simple Good

No Bake Healthy Almond Joy Bars by Whole New Mom

Paleo Mounds Candy by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Pumpkin Pie Bites by Clean Eating Kitchen

Almond Butter Pumpkins by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Chocolate Orange Truffles by Delicious Obsessions

Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge by Recipes to Nourish

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Clusters by Paleo in PDX

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies by Real Food with Dana
Jack O'Lantern Halloween Deviled Eggs

Jack O’Lantern Halloween Deviled Eggs by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Chocolate Covered Apples by Thriving on Paleo

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies by Strength and Sunshine

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Ghost Snacks by The Gracious Pantry

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups by Tasty Yummies

Apple Cinnamon Cookies by Real Simple Good

Paleo Caramel Apples

These sweet dairy free and Paleo Caramel Apples are the ultimate Fall treat that’ll take you right back to your childhood!

Paleo Caramel Apples

I still remember my first caramel apple because it wasn’t until I was in middle school when I tried it. Growing up in a Korean household, caramel apples were a foreign concept that I couldn’t even dream of. When I took a bite into one during an annual carnival in our town, my taste buds were pleasantly surprised at this delicious sweet treat.

Since then, I’ve had it a handful of times but definitely not in the recent years after going gluten and dairy free. Plus, caramel apples aren’t really something you come by often, unless you are at a fair or an amusement park. The ones you can buy at these places are usually milk based and contain corn syrup, so they are a no-no for someone like me. That’s why i was so excited about making these Paleo Caramel Apples, which are much healthier and easier on the digestion, without missing out on the flavors!

Paleo Caramel Apples

When you make this recipe, I highly recommend you make your life easier by following this method: Once you make the thick and sticky caramel sauce, transfer it to a small bowl just narrow enough to fit the apples. This makes the coating process much more effortless without having to tilt the apples too much.

If you like a bit of a crunch factor, you can dip the apples in your favorite nuts, coconut flakes, or even chocolate chips after coating them with the caramel sauce. I dipped mine in chopped toasted walnuts and I loved this combo.

I hope you try these Paleo Caramel Apples because you are going to love them, especially if you are an apple dessert lover!

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Paleo Caramel Apples

Paleo Caramel Apples

These sweet dairy free and Paleo Caramel Apples are the ultimate Fall treat that'll take you right back to your childhood!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Jean Choi



  • Line a large plate or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Skewer the apples with popsicle sticks and if using, prepare a bowl of chopped toasted nuts or coconut flakes, if using.
  • Combine coconut milk, coconut sugar, honey, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan, and heat over medium high heat.
  • Let the mixture come to boil for 2 minutes, while whisking constantly.
  • Turn down the heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The mixture should reduce and thicken.
  • Take off heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 10-15 until the caramel sauce thickens further. I like to transfer my sauce to a small bowl narrow enough to just fit the apples for easier dipping while cooling.
  • Dip the apples in caramel sauce, then into the bowl of chopped toasted nuts or coconut flakes, if using.
  • Place the apples on the parchment paper. Transfer into the refrigerator for 1 hour or longer to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!