White Chocolate Cups With Strawberry Chia Jam

Simple 5-ingredient white chocolate cups with strawberry chia jam. These chocolate cups are filled with a simple homemade strawberry jam and topped with flaky sea salt. They're naturally gluten-free, nut-free and made vegan with dairy-free white chocolate.

prep time

15 minutes

cook time

15 minutes

servings

9
white chocolate cups with strawberry chia jam cut in half

This sweet recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas or any occasion. It’s also made with frozen fruits, making it more accessible during the winter months. Adjust the recipe to use your favorite fruits or chocolate for a versatile and delicious snack or dessert.

What you’ll need:

  • White chocolate (Use dairy-free for vegan cups)
  • Strawberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
strawberry chia jam in muffin cups
Hand spooning white chocolate over strawberry chia jam cups
strawberry chia jam in a bowl with white chocolate cups on the side
Strawberry chia jam in a bowl with white chocolate cups on the side

How to Make Homemade White Chocolate Cups With Chia Jam:

Here are the simple steps to making this recipe at home.

  1. Prepare the Chia Jam

    Add frozen strawberries and maple syrup to a small saucepan over medium heat and mash them with a fork or potato masher. Stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid. Let the chia jam cool completely.

  2. Prepare the Chocolate Cups

    Melt 3/4 cup of the white chocolate using a microwave or a double boiler. Pour the chocolate evenly at the bottom of each cup. Using a spoon, push some of the melted chocolate to the sides of the paper liners, about halfway to the top of each cup. Place in the fridge and let chill for 5 minutes or until the chocolate firms up. Next, fill each cup with chia jam. Top every cup with more melted chocolate. Place in the fridge and let it chill for 10 minutes or until firm. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Chia Jam Cups FAQ:

Can I Use Different Fruits?

You can try these cups with other fruits. Raspberries and cherries would be especially good. Follow this recipe for raspberry chia jam and this recipe for cherry chia jam.

Can I Use Store-Bought Jam?

For a quicker option, you can use store-bought strawberry jam instead of homemade chia jam. It will be sweeter than the chia jam, but it should still be delicious!

How Can I Prevent Them From Breaking?

To prevent the cups from breaking apart at the first bite, make sure to create a thicker layer of chocolate on the sides. It can be helpful to do a double layer of chocolate. To do this, prepare the cups as you normally would, then before adding the chia jam, spread another layer of white chocolate around the sides. Let it harden, then add the chia jam and chocolate on top as you normally would.

Can I Use Regular Chocolate?

Yes! If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, you can use dark or semi-sweet chocolate instead. You can also try this similar recipe if you prefer. Finally, you can also try a combination of white and dark or semi-sweet chocolate. I love adding a swirl of semi-sweet chocolate on top.

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White Chocolate Cups With Strawberry Chia Jam

Simple 5-ingredient white chocolate cups with strawberry chia jam. These chocolate cups are filled with a simple homemade strawberry jam and topped with flaky sea salt. They're naturally gluten-free, nut-free and made vegan with dairy-free white chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup White chocolate (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (optional)
  • Flaky sea salt, for topping (optional)

Strawberry Chia Jam

  • 3 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Prepare the Chia Jam

  • Add the frozen strawberries and maple syrup to a small saucepan over medium heat. Let the strawberries thaw in the saucepan, stirring frequently. Once thawed (about 5 minutes), mash them with a fork or potato masher.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and vanilla extract. Let simmer covered over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid. Stir every few minutes. Remove from heat once the jam has thickened. Let the jam chill completely before using.

Prepare the Chocolate Cups

  • Line a muffin tin with 9 paper liners or use a silicone muffin tin. Set aside.
  • Melt 3/4 cup of the chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate if desired (see notes). You can use the microwave or a double boiler on the stovetop. If using the microwave, stop and stir every 30 seconds to ensure it melts evenly and doesn't burn. Mine was done in 1 minute, but it can vary with each microwave.
  • Pour the chocolate evenly at the bottom of each cup. Using a spoon, push some of the melted chocolate to the sides of the paper liners, about halfway to the top of each cup. This will make the sides of the cups and will ensure that the jam doesn't pour to the sides. Place in the fridge on a flat surface and let chill for 5 minutes or until the chocolate firms up.
  • Once the chocolate is ready, fill each cup with about 2 tablespoons of chia jam. Don't overfill them. It should just reach the top of the chocolate on the sides of the cup.
  • Melt the remaining 1 cup of chocolate using the same method, with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil if desired. Top every cup with more melted chocolate. Sprinkle a small amount of flaky sea salt on each cup if desired. Place in the fridge and let chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
  • Store the cups in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

Store leftover jam in the refrigerated in an airtight container. Use it on toasts, in oatmeal, chia pudding and more.
I used standard muffin liners. You can try making smaller cups if you would like. 
I use Enjoy Life vegan white chocolate. Use your favorite white chocolate (vegan for vegan cups).
You could make the jam with different fruit. Raspberries or cherries would be especially good. Follow this recipe for more guidance on how to make homemade chia jam.
I like to add coconut oil to the chocolate when melting. It helps the chocolate spread more easily, but it’s optional. If you don’t like coconut, make sure to use refined coconut oil to avoid a light coconut flavor.

If you make these white chocolate cups, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! And if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!


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