Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

Did you notice the double use of chocolate in the title? That’s not an error.

So, what is it about being in love or falling in love that makes us want to feed our sweethearts decadent treats? I’m sure there’s a touch of nurturing in there, and a dash of wanting to impress with our cooking skills – but perhaps it’s really that we want them to associate sweetness with us? Sugar is sweet, we’re sweet…Sugar is addictive, love is certainly addictive…

Whatever the reason, these incredibly chocolatey and sweet (without refined sugar, BTW) treats are perfectly Valentine-y candies. Filled with love. And apricots.  Sharing the chocolate love at Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck!

Some other Valentine’s Day-worthy treats from An Unrefined Vegan:

Happy Valentine's Day An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

 

Vegan Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups
Serves 20
Sugar-free vegan chocolate cups filled with apricot chocolate truffle cream - and love.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
25 hr
Prep Time
24 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
25 hr
191 calories
25 g
0 g
12 g
2 g
7 g
52 g
15 g
14 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
52g
Servings
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191
Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 7g
34%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the chocolate apricot truffle filling
  1. 1 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
  2. 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use almond)
  3. 1 heaping Tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder
  4. 3/4 cup unsweetened vegan chocolate, melted
For the chocolate
  1. 3 - 3 1/4 cups stevia-sweetened, vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Lily's Sweets brand)
  2. 1/4 cup or so of chopped dried apricots, for garnish
  3. 1/4 cup or so of roughly chopped pecans or your favorite nut, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed or regular blender, process the apricots, milk, and cocoa until very smooth. When the chocolate is melted, pour into the blender and process again until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into a glass container, cover, and chill overnight or at least for several hours. It will firm up to almost truffle consistency.
  2. Line 20 muffin cups with silicon cups. Gently melt the 3+ cups chocolate chips in a double boiler. You'll want to keep the burner on the lowest setting while you fill the cups with chocolate.
  3. Taking a heaping+ teaspoon of melted chocolate for each muffin cup, pour/drizzle the chocolate all along the bottom of each silicon cups. If you're extra fancy, bring some of the chocolate up along the sides. This will be the bottom of the chocolate cups. When all of the cups have their layer of chocolate, place the muffin tins in the refrigerator to firm. This only takes a few minutes.
  4. After the chocolate has firmed, divide the apricot truffle mixture between the 20 cups. Using wet fingers or the back of a spoon, gently flatten the truffle mixture. It doesn't have to be perfect - lumpy chocolate cups taste just as yummy as perfectly flat ones!
  5. Now you're ready to drizzle on the top part of the chocolate cups. Check the consistency of the remaining melted chocolate. If it's become too thick, you can add in a small amount of coconut oil. Again, using a teaspoon+ of melted chocolate, pour and drizzle over top each of the filled cups. Try to completely cover the tops with chocolate and then tap the cups on the counter so that the chocolate comes down along the sides of the cups and flattens slightly on the top. Before the chocolate has a chance to firm up, garnish the top of each cup with the chopped apricots and/or pecans.
  6. Place the muffin tins back in the refrigerator to set. Once set, they're ready to eat! Store remaining chocolate cups in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
beta
calories
191
fat
12g
protein
2g
carbs
25g
more
an unrefined vegan http://anunrefinedvegan.com/

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups An Unrefined Vegan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Chocolate Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups

  1. The Vegan 8

    Annie these are gorgeous! They look so rich and decadent and of course, double chocolate anything has my vote! These would surely impress any man on Valentine’s Day! Love that creamy chocolate filling!

    Reply
  2. Angela @ Canned Time

    So not to ruin the mood here but the connecting townhouse to our’s had a ‘sewage spill’ Monday………..we were not effected, the house on the other side of them was. Enough said. Very grateful this week and the clean up trucks just keep a comin’ with bags and hazardous waste suites, etc. You get the picture. I really needed a post like this to take my mind of the steady flow next door right now. You’ve done it Girlfriend. I’m only dreaming of having a dozen of these on my plate right now. Love the apricots and I’m someone who has to have nuts or fruit with my chocolate to make it to a second bite so these are just PERFECTION my dear !!
    Brilliant!

    Reply
    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Wow. What a…mess! I’m glad that your place wasn’t effected, but yikes! Chocolate does have a way of making everything better :-).

      Reply
  3. Pingback: Loving Raw Chocolate Macaroons | my sister's pantry

  4. tearoomdelights

    These look incredible. I love the contrasting textures of chocolate and filling, and since apricots with dark chocolate is one of my favourite combinations I would probably gorge on these.

    Reply
  5. Pingback: Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck Part 30 | Bunny Kitchen

  6. Pingback: Vegan Apricot Truffle Chocolate Cups (gluten-free, paleo, vegan) | Cooked Well

  7. Pingback: 9 Things Every Food Blogger Needs

Fill in the Blank: