Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups are made with creamy tahini, crispy organic brown rice cereal, and delicious dark chocolate.  Perfect as homemade Christmas gifts to give to others or leave as a treat for Santa with milk instead of cookies!

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

Christmas is this weekend…whaaaaatttt???  Where the heck did the year go?  For reals, I’m over here still grieving over the end of summer and I’m not ready for Christmas.  Not. Ready. At. All.

The only thing I am ready for are these Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups.  Super easy to make,  delicious, chocolatey cups filled with organic brown rice cereal and earthy tahini.  I ate a ton of them over the weekend.  See Santa in the pic below?  He’s eyeing those babies and hoping he finds a big plate of these on Christmas Eve, instead of more sugar cookies.

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

Not that Santa doesn’t like sugar cookies.  I left him some Grinch Heart Sugar Cookies last year and I made out like a bandit!  He really liked those cookies.  This year, I wanted to switch it up a little and leave him some chocolate…

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

…not just any chocolate though, but a somewhat “healthy” chocolate.  I used my favorite baking chocolate, Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels.  This stuff is all natural, vegan, gluten free, and Paleo, PLUS it’s some of the best tasting reasonably priced chocolate around.  I adore this chocolate almost as much as I adore my husband.  Yeah, it’s that good.

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

I also added some heart healthy tahini in there too.  Tahini is loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and can be used in a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes  It’s a paste made from ground hulled sesame seeds and is easily found on grocery store shelves in the ethnic food section.

If you can’t find Tahini, just buy hulled sesame seeds (they will be a light color) and toast him lightly in a dry pan.  Let cool, then add them to a food processor to finely grind up while adding a neutral oil (vegetable, canola, etc) until a smooth paste appears.  That’s it!  Now you have homemade tahini!

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups make an awesome gift to friends, neighbors, family, Santa, or yourself.  Feel free to make them with your favorite type of chocolate..dark, semi, milk, or white…it’s all good and I bet Santa likes it all too!

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups

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Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups
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Delightfully easy treats are made with creamy sesame paste, crispy organic brown rice cereal, and delicious dark chocolate.
Serves: 28 pieces
  • 1½ cups all-natural dark chocolate chips or your favorite type (I use Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups organic crispy brown rice cereal
  • ⅓ cup organic Tahini (sesame paste)
  1. Place chocolate chips in a large bowl and melt over a double boiler or in the microwave. Once melted, add the vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together the brown rice cereal and the tahini. Add this mixture to the chocolate and mix well.
  3. Take out a mini muffin pan and line with mini baking cup liners. Fill each muffin liner cup with the crispy tahini chocolate mixture, then place in refrigerator to quickly firm up (about 5 minutes). Remove the cups from the pan and place in a covered container. Repeat process with remaining mixture.
  4. Store chocolate cups in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Cups





  1. says

    I have zero freggin’ clue where the heck the year went. I swear Thanksgiving was just last week. And the summer? Yeah that was 2 weeks ago, right?! While I am enjoying the holiday season, I’m slightly frightened it will be 2017 in about .2334459 seconds. Like whoa. Anyways, these cups are AMAZING!!!! I love love looove the tahini in here!! I have been meaning to add tahini to some of my baked goods, so these are just perfect!!! Boy is going to love these FO SHO! Pinned! Cheers, sweetness! xo
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  2. says

    If I have to share these with Santa, then I’d better make extra!! I want a gift from him, ya know, so I better be behaving, lol 😀 And it is SO close that I can hardly believe it! I’ve never had anything like this before, but sounds delicious! I just love the flavour of sesame seeds on stir fry and I bet that earthy flavour from the sesame paste really adds a lot to these cups! Plus, you have the rice cereal in there, which I love. I always went for the chocolate Easter bunnies with the rice in there, eating the ears off first, of course…..hehehe. And thanks for the tip for the homemade tahini. WOO HOO for homemade! Pinned! Send some my way, will ya 😉 ? Like I said, Santa is watching! XOXO
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  3. says

    These look delicious! They also look like a great alternative to all the sugary cookies I’ve been baking up.

    I feel you on the year going by way too fast. Wasn’t it just summer?? I think one of my New Year resolutions is going to be to slow down and enjoy each season. I’ve been so busy this year, I feel like the year got away from me.

    Happy holidays, and thanks for sharing this recipe :)
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  4. Ben Maclain says

    Oh my goodness, these chocolate cups sound great, Karrie! The combo of chocolate and tahini? You don’t need to ask me twice:) I think you should double the amount of these for Santa cause I might stop at your place too:) #Happyalmostholidayscannotbelievetheyearisover:)

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