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Homemade Salted Sunbutter Cups

Homemade Salted Sunbutter Cups.  3 ingredients.  Easy.  Simple.  15 minutes of your life.  Sunflower Seed butter plus chocolate is a match made in heaven!  And made in a microwave. Gluten, nut, dairy, sugar-free and paleo.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, healthy, Nut-Free, Paleo
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate cups, easy, homemade, salted, sunbutter, vegan breakfast
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Rosenthal


  • microwave


  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp salted sunflower seed butter I like Sunbutter


  • Line a muffin pan with 4 foil cupcake liners or use silicone liners.  Set aside.
  • Add chocolate to a microwavable bowl and melt for just under 1 minute in total.  Check on the mixture after 30 seconds and mix.  Then add back to microwave for another 10-20 seconds.  Add coconut oil and mix well.
  • Spoon the melted chocolate into the lined cups, filling each one about ⅛-1/4 full.  Place in freezer to set, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Take a heaping ¾ tablespoon of salted Sunbutter and place it on top of the set chocolate in a foil liner.  Repeat with remaining cups.
  • Spoon the remaining melted chocolate on top of the Sunbutter in the cups, being sure to cover each one completely.
  • Tap the pan on the countertop to even out and smooth the chocolate.  Place in the freezer until set.  Store these Homemade Salted Sunbutter Cups in the freezer in a sealed container or bag until ready to serve. Stores for up to 6 months.


For the candida or sugar-free style chocolate cup use 80% dark chocolate or gluten-free carob. //  Allergies to sunflower seeds?  No sweat!  Use any of the following: walnut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, hemp seed butter, pumpkin seed butter, tahini, and any other nut or seed butter of choice. // If you do not use salted sunflower seed butter you will have to add salt to each cup.  I would do a drizzle of salt on top before you put it in the freezer. //