by: Yuri Elkaim

Healthy Valentines Berry Cups

This recipe is so simple it almost isn’t a recipe – it’s more like an assembly project.

But it’s also so elegant that you can serve it at the fanciest dinner party and wow even the most finicky guests.

Seriously, are these Dark Chocolate Berry Cups beautiful, or what?

And they are proof that when it comes to dietary “splurges,” it’s worth being choosy. Because while these technically are a splurge, they also are a decadent anytime treat.

Dark Chocolate Berry Cups

The beauty of these make-ahead chocolate berry cups is that they will satisfy your sweet tooth without giving you that awful weighed-down feeling you can get from a heavy dessert.

That’s because they’re incredible healthy. They’re filled with raw cacao, which is a superfood version of chocolate, packed with antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. And they also contain coconut oil and use no refined sugars.

Bonus: you can customize this chocolate berry cup recipe with nearly any fruit choice that’s in season or makes you happy.


If you like chocolate cups, but want something a little richer and more satiating, try out my “healthified” Protein Peanut Butter Cups. Just 5 ingredients is what separates you from this delectable treat that’s actually good for you.

All you have to do is melt the chocolate, “paint” the inside of a muffin cup, let it harden, and fill with fruit. It doesn’t get much easier than that.


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Dark Chocolate Berry Cups
Here's a healthy dessert that's as easy as it is delicious. It's perfect for dinner parties and any time you want a healthy splurge.
Yuri Elkaim - Fitness Expert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Yuri Elkaim - Fitness Expert
  1. In a small pot over medium-low heat, melt together chocolate, cacao powder, coconut oil, honey, and stevia (if desired).
  2. Whisk just until smooth, then remove from heat.
  3. Use a basting brush to spread the melted cocoa mixture inside 8 muffin tin cups that have been lined with parchment cupcake wrappers.
  4. Coat the wrappers with enough chocolate mixture to create a thin layer without any holes.
  5. Place in freezer until firmly hardened, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, remove from freezer and fill with your favorite berries.
Recipe Notes

Healthy Pudding Cups

These berry cups also taste great when filled with coconut chia pudding.

To make, simply whisk together 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tablespoons of chia, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and just enough stevia to sweeten the pudding.

Allow to thicken, then spoon into chocolate cups and top with berries.

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.