Clean Eating Chocolate Espresso Cups

This delicious dessert has a secret filling and nobody will ever guess what it is!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 1 batch (see note below)
Calories 3017 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 3 cups chocolate chips , melted in a double boiler and kept warm over low heat (I use the Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. finely ground espresso beans
  • 5 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. whole espresso beans (for garnish)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and keep warm over the lowest heat setting.

  2. In a food processor, process the rest of the ingredients until smooth. It won't taste overly sweet, but when mixed with the chocolate, it's plenty sweet.

  3. Fill the chocolate mold with chocolate and place in fridge for about 2-3 minutes, or until the outer edge is cold. Dump out the middle (still liquid chocolate) back into the double boiler. You may need to help a bit with a very small spoon or Popsicle stick. They don't have to be perfectly hollow. Mine weren't.

  4. Return to fridge and finish chilling.

  5. Pop chocolate cups out of mold on to a clean work surface. Flip them right-side-up and fill with the filling.

  6. Top with an espresso bean.

  7. Note: I had my local coffee store grind just a few tablespoons of decaf beans on their finest setting.

Recipe Notes

Due to the differences in mold sizes, your yield will vary. Therefor the nutrition data is for the entire batch. Divide this data by the number of cups you end up with. Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Chocolate Espresso Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3017 Calories from Fat 1134
% Daily Value*
Fat 126g194%
Saturated Fat 78g488%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 376mg16%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 442g147%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 399g443%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 647mg65%
Iron 7.6mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.