You can’t bake in chocolate cups, but once you learn how to make a chocolate cup, you’ll find yourself stuffing chocolate cups with peanut butter, filling them with candy, and using the chocolate cups for ice cream cupcakes (as did the winner of last year’s Ice Cream Cupcake Contest). I also have a surprise use for the chocolate cups that I’ll be sharing in my next post. Chocolate cups are shockingly simple to make. In fact, making chocolate cups is a fun toddler activity. To make them, you paint the inside of silicone cupcake liners with melted chocolate. What toddler is going to say, “No,” to paint that you can eat?Myles was clearly jazzed about the task.
His excitement didn’t show any signs of declining as we moved through the project.
As you can see from the photos, I chose to use a mix of white and dark chocolate for my cups. But, of course, you can use whatever kind of chocolate you like.
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How to Make a Chocolate Cup
Chocolate cups just made for filling with the likes of peanut butter, candy or ice cream.
- Melted tempered chocolate any kind
- Silicone cupcake liners
- Small paint brushes
Paint a thin layer of chocolate onto the inside of each cupcake liner.
Refrigerate the liners for ten minutes.
Paint a second thin layer of chocolate on top of the first layer.
Refrigerate the liners for another ten minutes.
Carefully pop the chocolate cups out of the liners.