Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups |

Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups Recipe

Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups are just like a peppermint patty but paleo-friendly! Makes the perfect homemade holiday gift.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 410 kcal


  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut reserve 1-2 tbsp on the side as garnish or sub 1 cup pre-made coconut butter / manna
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 drops peppermint extract or more depending on your taste
  • 12 oz high-quality dark chocolate or dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • Cupcake wrappers large or small, your choice


  1. Add the shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt to a food processor and allow it to run for several minutes until the coconut smooths out. You may need to add slightly more coconut oil, and if your blade isn’t sharp, you’ll not end up with a totally smooth result. You may want to opt for a store-bought coconut butter if you don’t have a machine that can handle the coconut.
  2. Stir in the peppermint extract one drop at a time until it’s as minty as you prefer.
  3. In a double boiler or in the microwave, gently melt the chocolate. I prefer a double boiler since it’s easy to keep the chocolate spreadable.
  4. Place a spoonful of melted chocolate into the wrapper, smoothing it out with the back of the spoon to create sides and a bottom. Refrigerate until hardened.
  5. Then, scoop a small amount of the filling into the cup and flatten until it covers the bottom. Hint: one batch of the coconut butter filling should make ~6 large cups or 10-12 small ones.
  6. Place another spoonful of melted chocolate on top and smooth out. Refrigerate to harden.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for best results. May also be kept frozen!
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.