The other night the hubs brought home some to-die-for Godiva chocolate dessert cups filled with berries. The first thing I did was thank him and promptly eat said dessert. The second thing I did was begin to plot how I could recreate this chocolate berry goodness myself.
Making the chocolate cups was easier than I thought it would be. I used silicone baking cups for the molds. I tried two shapes, square and oval but ended up liking the square ones best, largely because it made a bigger cup and held more berries.
To Make the Chocolate Dessert Cups:
- Start by melting some dark chocolate, or milk chocolate, whichever suits your fancy. Dark chocolate here all the way though.
- Then, pour a generous spoonful inside a silicone baking cup smearing it about halfway up the sides with the back of a spoon.
- Pop it in the freezer to set for a couple of minutes. (It literally only took a couple minutes).
- Next spoon in a little more chocolate focusing on covering the remainder of the sides of the baking cup. In hindsight I probably could have done this the first time around but I was experimenting as I went.
- Put everything back in the freezer for a couple more minutes and then peel the silicone cups off the chocolate shell.
Now, fill your cup with berries and drizzle on more melted chocolate! I used raspberries, blueberries & blackberries because I was trying to recreate what hubby brought home but you could use whatever berry mix you want. I think these would be fabulous with a few strawberry slices thrown in too. Heck, I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with whatever you put in dark chocolate cups and drizzle with more chocolate.
Did I already say perfection?
If you’ve never had dark chocolate and raspberries you are missing out.
My only regret is that I didn’t make more. These would make a great dessert for Valentine’s day, (or any other day for that matter).
If you like berry desserts make sure you check out our Berry Crisp recipe too. It’s perfect over vanilla ice cream!