Chocolate Love Cups

It has been one tough cuddle up of days lately. More on that will surely come. With events I hadn’t expected throwing me for a wee bit of a loopdee loop, my appetite went straight out the window.

Remember when I told you about how Chocolate is like love? Well, sometimes when there just doesn’t seem to be much love out there for you, chocolate seems to be a great replacement.

Of course, I wasn’t about to go diving in to a Hershey’s bar. No, no, no. I had to think up a chocolate solution that was going to make me feel better in my heart and in my body. This chocolate had to be super powered. It had to be loaded with great fats to offer a soothing back rub to my nervous system. It had to be a little salty to warm my adrenals, and it needed to be sweet to embrace my achy heart.

Despite not having much of an appetite, there is always room for C-H-O-C-H-O-L-A-T-E.  Good, great, grown-up, chocolate amazingness. Now, don’t go making this with sadness in your heart because then the chocolate will taste like sadness. So what you have to do is put on some tunage. Blast it if need be. Put on your prettiest apron and get mixing this great raw chocolate treat and do it with love in your heart and a smile on your face.

Yay for chocolate love! Incidentally, this also makes a super powered Halloween treat for your chocolate connoisseur friends, lovers and most important always- for yourself!

I went with a hazelnut filling for all the protein, and because the taste of hazelnuts reminds me of my adventures in Europe when I was 19, kissing random boys, from random countries, on random bridges in random towns, all while getting fat and happy devouring a jar of Nutella-a-day.  Oh to be 19 and a kissing bandit again.

If there’s another nut that meets your fancy, go nuts… or seeds!

Chocolate Instead Of Love Cups

1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs raw honey

1/4 cup hazelnut butter or ground hazelnuts mixed with a little coconut oil to make it creamy
2 Tbs finely ground coconut
1 Tbs raw honey
pinch of sea salt

  • In a small bowl, mix together the filling. If your coconut is too coarse, run it through your spice/coffee grinder. Set aside
  • Over low heat, melt together the coconut oil, honey, maca and cacao powder. You need this only warm enough that the goods melt together
  • Using a small silicone muffin form, or even an ice cube tray that has the pop-out bottoms, pour a small amount of chocolate into each spot. You need just enough chocolate to cover the bottom.
  • Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes or until solid
  • Remove from freezer and form small little patties of the hazelnut mixture and gently place over first layer of chocolate in the muffin/ice tray.
  • At this point, you may need to reheat the chocolate mix, do so just until it is pourable again.
  • Gently spoon chocolate into each compartment until hazelnut mix is covered fully.
  • Return to freezer to allow chocolate to set.
  • Indulge!


And stay tuned! I imagine there could be a lot of chocolate in the coming days/weeks.

Question Of The Day: What is your fave song and/or food to boost your mood?

Here is my current absolute favourite Chocolate making loverly-lover song.



  1. When I need to boost my mood, I listen to the Moldy Peaches. But chocolate works too! Sending positive thoughts your way …

  2. I hope you get things straightened out and that your appetite returns in full force. All your readers are thinking about you :D

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather! But I bet these little babies helped immensely. ;) Loved your memories of 19 and being a kissing bandit! Ah, to be able to eat a jar of Nutella a day!!

  4. Food = chocolate of course…….doesnt everyone feel that way???
    Songs = can just choose 1
    Bruses – by chairlift (rec by you :O)
    When you feel it Brett Dennen
    Street Corner Preacher – Amos Lee
    I had a week like that last week. I found lots of much needed sleep over the weekend helped.
    Hope you are feeling better :O)

  5. BTW – Made your super powered hot chocolate for breakfast this am.
    It was amazing. Never thought to make a hot smoothie. Great idea for cool mornings. :O)

  6. Hope you feel better!
    Songs: Bob Marley “Three Little Birds” and Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

  7. Oh, Meghan, I’m not sure what happened but even the words FEEL out of sorts the way you just wrote them. Hope that whatever this is blows over soon…
    This may be nerdy and I was too young to enjoy these songs when they first came out in like, the ’60s and ’70s but I have a wicked appreciation for them now, especially when I need to smile/dance:

    Dr. Music – Sun Goes By
    Jefferson Starship – Miracles
    The Bar-Kays – Too Hot to Stop

    It’s a wonder I don’t sport a ‘fro and platforms each day…

    Now, may you have a sweet, peaceful, chocolatey day!


    Odelia :o)

  8. I am sending super-big hugs, and a reminder that it may be time for a dance party with your chocolate. :D

  9. Hey Meghan,

    Mmmmm…I’ll be making a version of your Caribbean soup today, and that is love in my tummy in my opinion.

    Despite the crass title, “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green is awesome.

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, friend :)

    Big hugs,

  10. I am sorry things have not been so great. I too look to chocolate for comfort and ever since learning how to make my own chocolate and chocolate nut butter cups from you, I turn to that. I also occasionally buy 100% no-sugar dark chocolate (and eat it with a drizzle of agave on top) b ut I still prefer homemade. Hope things improve!

  11. Hey Meghan! Sorry you’re feeling down… I hope your treat helped a bit! I also recommend a bath and some wine. I just recently discovered The Kills, and their album ‘Keep on Your Mean Side’ ROCKS MY SOCKS. I especially love the song “Fried My Little Brains.” I’ve also been loving “Dance Tonight” by Paul McCartney. Serious feel-good song. Also, if you’re into 80’s-ish sounding music I’d highly recommend The Gossip and their album ‘Music for Men.’ Feel better!

  12. Great post. Who doesn’t love chocolate? (Okay, SOME people don’t.) You know, you could be a 30-something “kissing bandit”. ;)

    I find that rocking out to AC/DC or Bon Jovi helps my mood (Ohhhh I’m halfway there). Any 80s tunes, really.
    Food? Salty-sweet combos. Chocolate.

    P.S. Your accidental misspelling of “chocolate” while you were spelling it out is amusingly ironic. :P

  13. if it counts for anything, I usually find myself on makingloveinthekitchen for that im-not-alone-comfort/love/encouragement when I feel the crapsauce taking over, and it/you always helps. so I send the love right back to you now! namaste:)

  14. I always thought chocolate was something you had to buy. Never even thought about making my own. You’ve inspired me – thank you

  15. I could never pick one… so here’s a few : )

    Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    Hope – Fat Freddy’s Drop
    Most Feist songs
    Blue Skies – The Feelers
    Groovin Slowly – John Butler Trio
    Love Sunshine & Happiness – Salmonella Dub

  16. Mmm… I used mesquite instead of maca, and (raw) almond butter instead of macadamia butter. They are so good!

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