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Chocolate Raspberry Cups

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Rich dark chocolate engulfs a sweet raspberry filling in these irresistible homemade dark chocolate raspberry cups!

Chocolate Raspberry Jelly Cups

Chocolate covered raspberry cups

Whenever I go into a chocolate shop, I will always first look to see if they sell those popular little raspberry jelly filled chocolate truffles.

Same thing with boxed chocolates. If the box includes a raspberry jelly flavor, I’m eating that one first. Every single time.

No offense to the other chocolates.

Since raspberry jellies happen to be my mother’s favorite chocolate as well, I made these homemade chocolate raspberry cups for both of us last week as an early Mother’s Day surprise.

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Watch the chocolate raspberry cup recipe video – above

*The video above shows a half batch. After making the video, I realized it is easier to mash the berries before combining them with the other ingredients in the saucepan.

Raspberry Dessert Ingredients

Dark chocolate raspberry cup ingredients

You only need a few ingredients for these no bake chocolate treats: fresh or frozen raspberries, chia seeds, dark chocolate chips or chocolate bars, sweetener of choice, and optional vegetable or coconut oil.

Don’t feel like making your own raspberry jam from scratch?

Feel free to omit the chia seeds, raspberries, and sweetener from the recipe below. Instead, fill the chocolate cups with store bought raspberry jelly.

I am partial to dark chocolate, but you can absolutely make them into semi sweet or milk chocolate cups if you prefer. You could even use white chocolate!

Use leftover chia seeds to make these Chia Pudding Recipes

Raspberry Jelly Candies

Can you use other fruit?

You can! This chocolate recipe would be lovely with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries, or even bananas.

If using cherries, be sure to remove the pits and stems first. Strawberry stems should also be removed. Measure the six ounces after removing all of these extras.

It is fine to use fresh fruit or frozen fruit. Or skip the chia seeds and sweetener, and use jam instead of fruit.

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Chocolate Raspberry Candy Cups

How to make chocolate raspberry cups

Start by mashing your berries well. If using frozen berries, there is no need to thaw, but do blot away excess water or ice if your package of frozen berries is particularly icy.

Add the raspberry puree, chia seeds, and sweetener of choice to a small saucepan. Turn the heat on low, and stir occasionally until the sauce heats up and begins to bubble.

Meanwhile, carefully melt the chocolate chips, either in the microwave or using a double boiler method.

Use a spoon to spread about a teaspoon of melted chocolate up the sides of either paper mini cupcake liners or candy molds.

Note: If you don’t have a mini muffin pan or candy cup liners, you can freeze blobs of the raspberry jelly, then simply dip them in the melted chocolate.

Place about two teaspoons of the berry filling on top of the chocolate layer. Then spread the remaining chocolate on top.

Let the chocolate raspberry candy cups sit on the counter for a few hours, or refrigerate or freeze them for a few minutes. until they harden.

Raspberry Chocolate Cups

How to melt chocolate

The best ways to melt chocolate are either in a microwave or using a double boiler, because chocolate burns quickly over direct stovetop heat.

First, finely chop your chocolate with a knife. (Skip this step if using chocolate chips.)

If using a microwave, place the chopped chocolate or chips in a dry, microwave safe bowl, and heat for twenty seconds.

Stir, then heat again in ten second increments, stirring after each increment. Go slowly (do not microwave longer than ten seconds at a time), so the chocolate does not burn.

To use a double boiler, fill a saucepan or bottom double boiler with an inch or so of water, and bring to a simmer. Add the chocolate to the top pan of a double boiler or heat safe bowl over the saucepan. Do not let any water touch the chocolate.

Let the steam from the bottom pan indirectly heat the chocolate as you stir continuously until smooth.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

The recipe was adapted from my Vegan Peanut Butter Cups and these Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cups

Rich dark chocolate engulfs a sweet raspberry filling in these homemade dark chocolate raspberry cups.
Yield 12 – 14 chocolate cups
5 from 19 votes


  • 6 oz raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp sweetener of choice
  • 6 oz chocolate chips or chocolate bars (1 cup)
  • optional 1 tsp vegetable or melted coconut oil for a much smoother sauce


  • Mash the berries well. Add the raspberry puree, chia seeds, and sweetener to a small saucepan. Turn the heat to low, stirring occasionally until the sauce is hot and begins to bubble. Meanwhile, carefully melt the chocolate. (See above for how to properly melt chocolate.) Spread about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate up the sides of mini cupcake liners or candy molds. Scoop about two teaspoons of raspberry filling on top, then cover with remaining chocolate. Refrigerate or freeze for a few minutes, or let them sit on the counter for a few hours, to set.
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    *If you don't have a mini muffin pan or candy cup liners, you can freeze blobs of the raspberry jam, then dip in the melted chocolate.


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Published on May 7, 2023

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  1. abby says

    haha i remember the boobies discussion! that was so fun. i loved reading everyone’s responses on that one.
    and something else i love is chocolate and raspberry. these look so yummy, like chocolate godivas!
    but only two ingredients?!?! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    that’s why i love you! your recipes are so simple but awesome!

    • Erika says

      Oh wow, I remember those chocolate-raspberry jellies! They were my favorite of all the Godivas. I’m giving these a go for sure. Thanks, Katie!

  2. Valerie says

    We’re huge fans of your coconut butter cups, as well as the peanut butter version. But I think you might have hit a new level of genius with the raspberry idea. I’ll make them today (I have all the ingredients!) and let you know how they turn out. Happy Valentine’s Day, wonderful Katie!

  3. Sarahishealthy says

    Oh I’m making these!!!!
    My favorite chick flick is Pride and Prejudice. I could watch it a million times. Oh wait, I probably have!

  4. Jennifer JCD says

    Sounds like a great party!! I see you are continuing with the raspberry diet from last week. Yum!
    My husband likes ‘Pretty Woman’, and that’s pretty girly. He’ll endure an occasional girly movie. There are a few more he may secretly like. 😉

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Yes ma’am! I dunno… I got on this raspberry-chocolate kick and now don’t want to stop. I haven’t yet posted the BEST chocolate-raspberry invention: raw chocolate-raspberry fudge cake. I still need a name for it, I still need to find words worthy of its deliciousness, and… I can’t seem to stop eating it long enough to get a photo! 😕

  5. Eric Jaffa says

    I haven’t been forced to watch a chick flick, but I did watch “Bridget Jones’s Diary” once by my own choice.

    I didn’t like it because I didn’t think that the main characters were a good couple. After he said to her near the start of the movie, “You smoke like a chimney and drink like a fish,” I felt they weren’t right for each other for the rest of the movie.

  6. Albizia says

    First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day, Katie! It’s a very sweet day, doesn’t it? 🙂

    I’ve tried making 32-C cups with jam and they taste really great but I don’t like the way they break when you take a bite. Have you found a way to avoid this or is it for this reason that there are no pictures showing the filling?

    I could watch chick flicks all the time. I love them and I actually watched the sequel of “Bridget Jones’s Diary” yesterday but since I made my best guy friend go with me to the cinema to watch “High School Musical 3”, I haven’t been in a mood to torture anyone else. I still feel guilty 😀 .

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Confession: I actually wouldn’t know how they break if you put jam in the middle… I followed the “lazy” alternative I wrote about in my recipe ;).
      How do they break? Like they’re too hard? Or they crumble? I’m curious now, to see if I can figure out why!

      • Albizia says

        Layering things with different consistency is a pain in the a**. I do my best to make them pretty and in the end they fall apart when one takes a bite. The problem is that coconut butter and peanut butter harden in the fridge and jam doesn’t. Maybe the lazy alternative is really the best choice 🙂 .

  7. Inspired says

    Your photos just keep getting prettier and prettier!
    But the recipes have ALWAYS been delicious. I think I might have to jump on this one. It seems to easy not to! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

  8. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete says

    Ooooooh! I can make these (no coconut!) 🙂

    My favorite things to do with girlfriends: drink wine and talk, or drink coffee and talk, or exercise together (and talk!), watch romantic movies, bake/cook, etc. Anything, but it usually involves us talking more than anything!

  9. Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama says

    Those look so delicious! I’ve already made my share of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but totally want to make these now. Always room for more chocolate I guess! 🙂

    My favorite way to spend time with the girlies is to drink wine and play board games. Does that make me a nerd?

  10. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says

    Oh I LOVE Miss Congeniality. One of the best chick flicks out there. This year for my birthday I asked my BF to watch Titanic with me….I’m obsessed with that movie and he’s never seen the whole thing!! I’m still holding him to the promise 🙂

  11. Sabine @ thefruitpursuit says

    I’m going to make this TONIGHT! I was actually planning on making ‘marzipan’ chocolate cups (sugared almond butter) but this sounds so cool too!

  12. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse says

    Jam and chocolate?? You the daddy! (so to speak…!)
    My ex boyfriend used to moan about a series I “made” him watch every week. It was called Bad Girls and was set in a women’s prison. He took the mick something chronic but then gave himself away one week by saying “Isn’t Bad Girls on in a minute?” in a worried voice, then tried to cover it up by saying “because I know how much you like that rubbish” ha ha, busteddddd! 🙂

  13. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says

    I’ve been wanting to make chocolate cups forrever!! Good thing I finally bought a big bag of chocolate yesterday for just such an occasion. 😉

  14. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says

    Those look incredible. I just ripped into some chocolate some students gave me – ::sigh:: I love Valentine’s Day!

  15. Maria says

    Hi Katie,
    I normally don’t comment, but I’m an avid fan. I saw these today, ran to my kitchen, and made them in 5 minutes flat! Now I’m enjoying the fruits of my very little labor. I adore your blog!

  16. Jenny says

    Chocolate with raspberries… A wonderful “marriage” of flavours there, if I do say so myself! I think the two were made to be together. 🙂 I see chocolate-raspberry oatmeal in my near future now…

    When I get together with my girl friends… Hmm we do normal things! Or even things we’d do with guys around! Maybe we’re all tomboys, haha. We eat good food, talk, play video games, talk, play sports of different varieties, talk, watch movies, talk some more… 😀 I’ve never made any of my guy friends sit through a chick flick with me though!

  17. Sarah (Flavoropolis) says

    My boyfriend’s mom actually got us a huge tub of vegan chocolate raspberry cups for v-day. I can confirm that chocolate raspberry cups are delicious.
    My favorite thing to do with girl friends is definitely just talk about girly stuff that guys don’t want to hear about. Sometimes we all need that.

  18. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    Yummy!! Actually I’m eating your chocolate-rasperry fudge cake right now, and I’m seriously in heaven. I will definitely be making these soon!!

    Oh AND I just got a food processor!! So methinks it’s Fudge Baby time!! 😀

  19. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

    Any guy who won’t watch a chick flick with you is not worth having.

    Childbirth education classes, birthing videos, classes on how to nurse your baby…yeah, those are some pretty “chick flick” type things and the old Bridget Jones diary is a good barometer of how he will do when faced with childbirth videos or in the delivery room. Just my little non scientific .02 of course 🙂

    Glad you had a wonderful night! Girls nites are KEY to the sanity!

  20. Caitlin (EatFeats) says

    I like to talk to and workout with my girl friends. As much fun as romance is, my close girl friends understand me in a way that no boy ever will. We also play would you rather!

    My boyfriend has watched some chick flicks with me, but he is drawing the line at Justin Bieber’s new, (probably) totally awesome movie. =(

  21. Hannah says

    I do love the two Bridget movies… but can I say the BBC Pride and Prejudice as my favourite chick-flick, even if it’s actually a six episode tv show? 🙂

  22. Pure2raw twins says

    Love chocolate and raspberry together, almost more the strawberries and chocolate!! I think you should send some to the Victoria Secret ladies 🙂 haha

  23. Crafty lil vegan says

    My boyfriend actually likes chick flicks! And my brother wrote his 10,000 word dissertation at university on Romantic Comedies! He’s a big softie at heart 😉
    It’s quite worrying to think though that my brother and boyfriend have both seen more chick flicks than me!!

  24. Missojai says

    I plan to try this out with strawberries! I make a topping for strawberry shortcake just by cutting up strawberries, sprinkling powdered sugar on them, and leaving that in the fridge overnight, I think it would work perfectly for this! (leaving out the thin syrup that gets created)

    I just recently found your blog, though I’m not on any diet and I’m a full omnivore (total meat and potatoes girl), your recipes look and sound absolutely delicious! I’m actually trying to gain weight (or at least maintain it above 120) so I can give blood. It’s so stupid that the requirements to give blood are 120 pounds for 5’4, and 115 for 5’5. My BMI is above the standard for my height and weight (around 23%, by the chart it would be 18%, close to underweight), I’m 5′ 4 1/2″ and normally around 116 pounds, though I’ve brought it up to 120 in the last few months.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Ooh good luck!
      I always wanted to give blood. It’s such an amazing, compassionate thing to do… but my entire family is blacklisted because we lived in Japan during their Mad Cow scare! Yup, seriously… even though there’s Mad Cow here now, and even though I’ve been a vegan for over 10 years.

      I’ve actually been thinking of shifting my blog’s focus to spend more time addressing “healthy ways to gain weight.” A huge portion of my audience is watching their weights, but I sometimes feel like I’ve started to cater my blog to their needs TOO much and have forgotten to focus more attention on people like you and me who want to be healthy but NOT lose weight. Hopefully I can start shifting the focus a little, maybe with an initial post about it in the next few weeks.

      • Missojai says

        That would be awesome! I’ve been lamenting the lack of support, all weight focus is always on losing it nowadays. About the closest thing to what we need that is easy to find is more focused on muscle building (aka major protein consumption), and that’s not always an option (especially for women, we have to balance our protein intake with calcium). I’ve generally just tried to up my intake of calories (working at Panera Bread and getting employee discounts when working sure helps, my managers have commented on how much I eat!), while still keeping active (I take tennis class twice a week).

        I have digestive issues (mainly suspected IBS) which often keep me from wanting to exercise due to general discomfort/slight nausea, and usually when I’m feeling fine, I’d rather do anything but exercise! I really wish I liked to run, but my ankles and knees hurt me, and it’s hard to motivate myself to ride my bike because I have to take it from the patio, through the apartment, and down the stairs just to ride it, then repeat the process backwards when I get back! With the weather warming up here (in southern CA) I should start swimming, but the pools at my apartment complex are too small for really exercising, and I don’t have the money to comfortably get a membership or pass anywhere.

        Work, tennis, and walking between classes at school should be enough to keep me relatively fit, yet I feel like I should be doing more. I don’t really need to build a ton of muscle (though I need to up my arm strength), but I need to do enough to allow me to maintain weight, but not gain a lot of fat. I have a decent metabolism, but I don’t want to sabotage it by overeating.

        A random little fact: my name is Victoria, and when I was younger, I used to think, “what secret of mine?” whenever I saw a Victoria’s Secret bag!

  25. Betsy says

    5 stars
    I would rate these 4 stars but my husband really loves them, so his vote is 5 stars. They were easy to make – I have a silicone mini cupcake pan, so that works great – and tasty too. We found the filling to be quite soupy unless they were frozen hard, say, an hour or more. Related to texture preference, we also preferred everything about them when frozen solid. I used frozen raspberries; maybe fresh would produce a tighter filling. In any case, a great recipe, and very easy. Can’t wait to spoil my big sister with these when she comes to visit!

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