When a white chocolate bar meets soft coconut fudge, things start going places, I tell ya! The other day I was making some raw white chocolate for a project and then had a few ingredients leftover and decided to try something different. I let my hands work away intuitively, throwing together some simple things and creating something new here. When I popped these little cups out of the mold and had a taste I simply fell in love.
Biting into one of these little cups you get to experience several things at once. The deliciousness of a raw white chocolate bar (with a hint of lemon, because that's the flavor I was feeling in the moment), firm and smooth, topped with a soft sweet and salty fudge topping, rather reminiscent of caramel. Sort of like candy bar in mini treat form. Yeah. In love.
So here's the quick scoop on enjoying these best. You can keep them frozen if you want them to last forever... but they should ideally be thawed out slightly before consuming so that the white chocolate layer isn't rock hard. If you plan on eating them up sooner than later, you can just unmold them once set (as per the recipe) and store them in the fridge in a container. Or just thaw out individual cups from the freezer as needed at room temp for a bit.
I tried them with some lemon extract in there and also with some almond extract -- both versions were delicious, so the flavoring is up to you. You can always just use some raw ground vanilla or a fresh vanilla bean instead if you prefer. I loved the "lemoniness" though -- goes well with white chocolate.
Oh, last but not least, don't worry about creating layers here -- that just happens automatically as the recipe separates into "chocolate bar" and "fudge" as it sets in the freezer.
White Chocolate & Coconut Fudge Cups
Raw white chocolate cups topped with a soft, sweet and salty fudge topping reminiscent of caramel. Gluten-free and vegan recipe.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 14 cups
- Category: Candy
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Dessert
- 1 cup melted cocoa butter, cooled off
- ½ cup coconut manna (coconut butter)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp lemon extract (or ¼ tsp almond extract)
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt (to taste)
- Make sure your melted cocoa butter is cooled off to be room temp or very slightly warm, but still liquid (I melted mine minimally on a double boiler, then let it cool off until cool to the touch). Place into a small mixing bowl. Add coconut manna and stir well to combine the mixture until uniform (can also use an immersion blender if you prefer, especially if your coconut butter is on the firm side). Then stir in maple syrup. Add all remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine.
- Divide the mixture evenly between 14 mini silicone cups (or use larger silicone cups if you prefer). Take care to keep stirring the mixture before you pour it into each mold as it separates.
- Immediately freeze for 4-5 hours or overnight. Pop out of the molds and into a container. Store refrigerated (or frozen, if you prefer to thaw them out individually each time). Enjoy!
That bite!! So jealous! these looks super delicious.. Love how cute these are?
sorry for the question mark lol
Thanks :) hope you get to try them out sometime.
Does it hold well in fridge or room temp?
Hi Bella, these hold well in the fridge, but not in room temperature.
These look beautiful!
Ive never worked with cocoa butter or coconut manna, are they one in the same only one is melted?
Hi April, no they're different products. Coconut manna is a "butter" made out of shredded coconut that's blended down into a creamy / nut-butter type consistency. Cacao butter is the fat from a cocoa bean (think chocolate flavor). They serve different functions in this recipe -- cacao butter lends this the chocolate flavor. Cocoa butter gives this creaminess and serves as an emulsifier.
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
Your intuition has very good tastes, these sound heavenly! This is going to sound weird, but I once got a lemon + cacao butter lotion from Mandy's etsy and it was the most heavenly smelling combination. Those two just pair together perfectly. And the automatic layers part is pretty awesome too :)
Oh, I bet it was amazing, that lotion. I've been coveting it for a while, but being outside the US it just hasn't worked out :/ So this is my closest alternative to enjoy this combo ??
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
No wonder you fell in love. I'm a bit in love just looking at them!
Thanks Kari :)