Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Cups

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so it is the perfect time of the year for all things green.  Including desserts.  So, in honor of St. Patrick’s day I am sharing a recipe for peppermint chocolate cups with you. They are simple to make, gluten free, and vegan.  I use Luv dark chocolate for the chocolate part, because it is sugar free and dairy free.  For the green color, I added spirulina which has lots of nutrients but you can also use spinach powder as well, if you prefer.  These are so good you would never know they are made with healthier ingredients.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



Whisk together filling ingredients until smooth, and set aside. Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler and stir until it melts. Once it has melted, fill the tins 1/3 full with chocolate, and place them in the freezer on a tray. Let sit in the freezer until hardened, about 5 minutes. Once the chocolate has hardened, take your filling, and spoon one mound into each tin on top of the chocolate. Place in the freezer to set for about 5 minutes. Top with remaining chocolate so it is even with the top of the tins. Place in the freezer to harden, and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Dessert

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy