These dark chocolate candy cups are filled with a delicious creamy buttercream. They are a gluten-free, no-bake treat for any occasion.
Today’s post is exciting because I’m part of a huge group of blogging ladies celebrating Steph’s virtual baby shower! This sweet and talented blogger is due to have a baby girl in just a few weeks and I am so excited for her. I’ve never met Steph in real life, but through talking online I already know what a kind, friendly and lovely person she is. Not to mention she is writing a delicious looking e-cookbook!
For the virtual shower, I went with one of my favorite party staples, a bite-size pickup dessert. I love small desserts at parties because they give guests the chance to try a little bit of everything. These candy cups are a new variation of the Mint Cookies and Cream Buttercream Cups I shared a few weeks ago. This version swaps the filling for a simple vanilla buttercream tinted in pink and perfect for a (girl) baby shower. Of course you could make them blue for a boy as well. I also left out the Oreos this time to keep them gluten-free and Passover appropriate (just in time!). I think this will be a nice treat to share at our seder on Tuesday night. Scroll down to see what treats everyone else is sharing!
- 227g good quality dark chocolate (I used 72%), roughly chopped
- 7g (1/2 tablespoon) unsalted butter
- 1½ cups Vanilla Buttercream (replace food coloring with just 2 drops red food coloring); optional
- Line a mini muffin pan with 12 tin foil cupcake wrappers and set aside
- Place chocolate and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl; melt by microwaving the chocolate and butter in 30-second increments and stirring in-between
- Use a teaspoon to coat the bottom of each cup with melted chocolate; place muffin pan in fridge
- Remove pan from fridge and pipe buttercream into center of each cup (about 1 tablespoon)
- Spoon melted chocolate over buttercream and around edges so that coated on all sides
- Chill for one hour in refrigerator before serving; store in refrigerator up to one week
Don’t forget to take a look at what the other bloggers are bringing to the shower!
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from Sarcastic Cooking
Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Drizzle from Greens & Chocolate
Super Chewy M&M Blondies from The Realistic Nutritionist
Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots from A Kitchen Addiction
Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle from The Lemon Bowl
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream from A Zesty Bite
Blackberry and Mango Curd Pie from Joanne Eats Well With Others
Pecan Sticky Buns from Warm Vanilla Sugar
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins from Garnish with Lemon
Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Susie Freaking Homemaker
Super Simple Sugar Cookies from Espresso and Cream
Raspberry Acai Frozen Margarita from Nutmeg Nanny
Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt from The Law Student’s Wife
Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups from Keep it Sweet Desserts
Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Walnuts from The Roasted Root
Neapolitan Baked Doughnuts from Climbing Grier Mountain
Giant Pink M&M and Raisinette Cookies from Steph’s Bite by Bite
No-Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake Parfait Cups from Hungry Girl Por Vida
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from A Cedar Spoon
Freckled Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Take a Megabite
Vanilla Anise Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker
Mini Vanilla Bean Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick
Mini Blackberry Hazelnut Meringue Cakes from Eat Your Heart Out
Make something from the blog? Be sure to share it on Instagram with the tag #KeepItSweetDesserts.
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I so wish this shower was happening in real life because I would like no less than two dozen of these buttercream cups for my face right now. Love that they’re pink in the middle, too! Thank you SO much for this surprise, friend!
It would be SO much fun to have the shower in real life. Congrats again:-)
Whoa, these look amazing!
What a fun little treat for a baby shower!
By golly, how PERFECT are these for a baby shower?! LOVE the pretty pink surprise in the middle! :)
I am all over these. Such a fun sweet treat!
This is kind of unique “a virtual babyshower” ;. At least a good idea will be using like skype to have some “almost real party!”
I will try to do this recipe with my new silicone cupcakes molds. I hope i get some nice results as you.
Let me know how they turn out! I’m sure they will be fantastic.
I am always impressed by candy-confections…these look absolutely amazing!
These are just perfect. Just, perfect.
These are so cute!!!
I want to pop everyone of these treats into my mouth. You nailed it–they are party perfection, and so appropriately pink!
love how pretty and pink these are for Steph’s baby girl!!!! Tasty and sweet :)
These are adorable! I love the pink surprise in the center. Thank you so much for joining our baby shower love today!
How adorable! These would be so cute as a gender reveal treat don’t you think?
I was thinking the same thing!
These look super cute- brilliant recipe idea!
I am currently counting down the days until Stephanie’s e-cookbook AND her baby come! Two good things in such a short time span. :P
Buttercream stuffed chocolate sounds good to me! I love that it’s so festively pink!
You and I have the same love for mini (and no bake) treats! Love the pretty pink inside too. Is it so bad that I kinda want these for breakfast right now?
Ooh, those look delicious! Love the idea of dying them for all sorts of occasions, too. Fun!
These are so cute!!! I love the pink filling and the bite-size nature. Always makes it easy to down a few before you know what’s up!
This is so beyond cute. I love everything mini and this recipe is so easily cusomizable for any situation. Love love love