Chocolate Coconut Buttercups

 Chocolate Coconut Buttercups: rich, delicious buttery, chocolatey treat that is vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free.

Vegan and nut-free… and very rich. For a luxurious dessert, try these chocolate, coconut butter, sunflower seed buttercups!

Chocolate Coconut Buttercups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Tania Van Pelt


Base Layer

  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut butter

Middle Layer

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened creamy sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine sea salt

Top Layer

  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Pinch fine sea salt


  1. Melt the coconut butter over the lowest heat in a saucepan until liquid.
  2. Spoon a scant teaspoon of melted coconut butter into a mini-cupcake liners. Place in the freezer.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the sunflower butter, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add a scant tablespoon of filling on top of each coconut butter layer. Smooth out and place in the freezer to harden.
  4. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt until smooth.
  5. Add a spoonful of melted chocolate on top of each cup, almost to the top.
  6. Freeze for about 25 minutes until solid. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before enjoying. Store leftovers in freezer.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Oh She Glows