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Chocolate Fig Cups

A glorious dessert cup, made by filling a chocolate cup with a coconut fig pudding that is topped with a coconut chocolate cream with chocolate drizzle. Such decadence happens to be dairy-free and gluten-free!

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Fig Cups @RunninSrilankan

Ahhh …a life filled with chocolate cups with a decadent figgy coconut pudding and a coconut chocolate topping, isn’t such a bad one – is it?

Most of y’all know me as the gal behind this blog. The one that believes beets make everything gorgelicious, and that gluten-free and dairy-free eats and treats can become addicting! But, from the time I graduated college, I’ve had this other gig as a graphic designer.
I started out with a huge telecommunications giant, and, while I never planned to stay for more than a few years, I got comfortable.

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Being a single parent, the more than generous benefits package was too tempting to turn my back on. And I stayed. Comfortably. Even when the itch to leave when other offers came along, I ignored them and stayed – I was comfortable. Even when there were layoffs, even when the company was sold, and sold again…I stayed…I was comfortable, after all.

But, these last couple of days, we’ve had news that the company was breaking off from it’s parent into a brand new entity. We were told that this was a good thing. We were told that there’s big “stuff” in store. But, other sources say, this new entity is going to be the catchall for the parent companies debt…and that makes me not comfortable.

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As I have been pondering about all of this, I’ve started to focus more on what I can control and what I enjoy – like doing Insanity workouts at 10 pm with my daughter, and chocolate and figgy pudding cups! I might be late jumping on the chocolate and fig bandwagon – but wow! What a flavor combo!

Orchard Choice Fig Spreads And Dried Figs

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Valley Fig GrowersOrganic Mission Fig Spread, Balsamic Pepper Fig Spread, Orange Fig Spread and Port Wine Fig Spread, and, my spoon became dangerous! I could just dip that spoon into those figgy spreads and lift that spoon into my mouth – on repeat!

So, before the spreads disappeared, I figured I would try something different. My daughter suggested we have peanut butter cups, and well, I was out of peanut butter so, after the chocolate cups were made – I accidentally dipped my figgy spread-filled spoon into some coconut milk and well, the rest is history!

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Chocolate Fig Cups

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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Fig Cups @RunninSrilankan

Chocolate Fig Cups {Dairy Free}

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Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Author: Shashi
A glorious dessert cup, made by filling a chocolate cup with a coconut fig pudding that is topped with a coconut chocolate cream with chocolate drizzle. Such decadence happens to be dairy free and gluten free!


  • 3/4 cup dark/semi sweet chocolate
  • 5 silicone cupcake molds
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight
  • 2 teaspoons + 2 teaspoons + 2 teaspoons coconut oil it needs to be melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons Orange Fig Spread
  • 3 tablespoons Port Wine Fig Spread
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips



  • Place the dark/semi sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, take out stir and microwave another 30 seconds and stir vigorously. By this time the chocolate should be melted.
  • Pour teaspoons of chocolate and move the silicone cups around so the chocolate lines the inside of the silicone cups
  • Place in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Meanwhile, open the can of full fat coconut milk and separate the thick part that's on the top from the watery part at the bottom of the can.

Take out 3 bowls and divide the thick coconut cream equally into the 3 bowls:

  • IN BOWL 1 – Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil to the coconut cream and also add the 3 tablespoons Orange Fig Spread and stir well and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
  • IN BOWL 2 – Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil to the coconut cream and also add the 3 tablespoons Port Wine Fig Spread and stir well and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
  • IN BOWL 3 –
  • Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil to the coconut cream and also add the 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • and 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar and stir well and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
  • Take out the chocolate cups and fill 2 about halfway with the Orange Fig Spread and coconut mix, And fill the other 3 with the Port Wine Fig Spread and coconut mix.
  • Then top all the cups with the cocoa and coconut mix from bowl 3.
  • Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and drizzle over the chocolate fig cups and enjoy!
  • These refrigerate quite well – and will last about a week – if you can resist them!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 710kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 331mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 59g
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  1. itsswayam says:

    Shashi this is soo good girl!! You shouldn’t be doing this to me!! Me and chocolates have a love hate tastebuds love them but my love handles hate them 😛
    Thanks soo much for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.. 🙂

  2. You are so disciplined to do a a10 workout! I would be a couch potato by then. These chocolate fig cups are just beautiful.

  3. Dini @ The Flavor Bender says:

    This looks delicious Shashi! I’ve got two family members who are lactose intolerant so they will absolutely FLIP over these beauties! Loving the love between chocolate and Figs too! 😀
    Thank you so much for sharing these with us at #SaucySaturday! sending some love your way 🙂

  4. Christine says:

    Change is scary. I can definitely see how these figgy cups would help. All of those spreads sound delicious, actually. I will look for them next time I’m food shopping. Thank you so much for linking up to #SaucySaturday.

  5. YUM’d and Stumbled! This looks delicious. A definite must try! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  6. meaghanlamm says:

    My chocolate cups always break when I try to take them out of the molds! I can’t decide if it’s cause they’re too thin or too thick.

  7. Pam Greer says:

    These sound amazing!!

  8. Bill says:

    Yum! These chocolate cups sounds amazing! Nothing at all wrong with figs and chocolate! Great combination.

  9. Patti says:

    These look positively delicious! I think they’d make a great gift for a hostess. Fig and chocolate is such a lovely combination!

  10. These look amazing. I love moulding chocolate into different shapes! I don’t think I’ve ever had fig paste/jam before, but it looks really good.

  11. These chocolate fig cups look so damn delicious, Shashi! Hope everything will be fine! 🙂

  12. Sashi, that looks insanely good. I need to check out the spreads too. are crazy to do a insanity workout at 10…OMG. The teen and I do in the mornings during summers, we huff and puff like crazy. You are my inspiration.
    Hugs and good vibes coming your way. Everything works out for the best.xx

  13. mjskit says:

    These cupcakes look decadent as all get out! I just want to grab one off the screen and start munching down. Those fig spread look yummy as well. Hope everything works out for you darlin!

  14. Mira says:

    These cups are amazing Shashi! So cool! Hope everything goes well ! Sharing these cuties!

  15. you had me at chocolate and fig! Ohhhh myyyyy <33

  16. Sending good vibes for all work-related things <3 But you know what? I have a feeling that no matter what happens, you'll find a way to make it work — you're good like that 🙂 And speaking of good… dried fruit and chocolate is one of my favourite combinations of all time, so these look absolutely amazing. I haven't had figs in a while, so I'm thinking that needs to change, stat.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Amanda! Things will work out, in time, I know – but, I so appreciate your encouraging words my friend
      I am new to the whole figgy chocolate shebang and WOA – it’s freakin addicting! So so darn good!

  17. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    Oh Shashi, these look INCREDIBLE! The cups alone blew me away, but then all that amazing goodness going on in there, wow! Good luck on the job front, I hope it all works out the way you want it to. How’s Insanity? My husband and I are 10 days into P90X3 and we’re loving it!!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Sonali!
      I did P90X3 too – have y’all done the Warrior Workout yet? This is my second time doing Insanity – I did the series about 3 years ago – I love it! It’s a great cardio workout – I have to supplement some P90X strength workouts during the week too though.

      • Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

        Wow, you’re amazing!!! We’ve now done the Warrior Workout twice, I love it 🙂

  18. Chris says:

    I know company realignments and whatnot can be pretty scary. I’ve gone through that. And I totally understand the comfort factor of a job. I stayed in my old one for probably a year too long, and being laid off was totally a blessing in disguise. Good things will happen for you though, don’t worry! And good things happened for us because we have more chocolate! =)

    • Shashi says:

      Haha! Thanks so much Chris! Funny thing is I’ve been through 2 acquisitions/realignments – but, you are right, things have a way of working out!

  19. These chocolate fig cups look incredibly delicious. The fig spread is a new product to me, I’ll have to look for it.

  20. “The one that believes beets make everything gorgelicious…” -> you know how many things are wrong in that sentence? 😉
    I’m glad you didn’t ruin these awesmazing chocolate cups with beets. Otherwise I would have hunt you down. Seriously.

  21. Through Her Looking Glass says:

    “oh bring me some figgy pudding, oh bring me some figgy pudding. Oh bring me some figgy pudding and bring it right here. And I won’t go until I get some….” So now I”ve got “We wish you a Merry Christmas” on my brain in June. HA. This looks amazing, and truthfully I didn’t know much about figgy pudding except the song. But CHOCOLATE figgy pudding? Now we’re talkin’!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha! Thanks for getting “We wish you a Merry Christmas” stuck in my head in June!!! I need to try and drawn it out with – chocolate!!!!! 🙂
      Thanks Allie!

  22. Good luck on the job front. In the meantime enjoy these luscious-looking, mouth-watering chocolate fig cups. They look amazing!

  23. I can just imagine how delicious these chocolaty fig cups taste! It would be very hard for me to just eat one. 🙂

  24. spicedblog says:

    These chocolate cups are gorgeous! I’ve actually never had the chocolate + fig combo, and now I’m totally thinking I need to try it. I’m sorry to hear about the confusion at work right now. Hopefully it all works out for the best! Oh, and Insanity? Ugh. I tried that a while back, and I literally was left in a heap on the floor. That is one intense (but legit) workout. Much respect to you for doing it at 10pm!!

    • Shashi says:

      I haven’t had fresh figs and chocolate – but, dude, fig spread and chocolate is just out of this world! A definite must try! I should have sent you a couple of these spreads, I ‘ve been eating way too much of them!
      Haha – at the end of each one, am left in a heap on the floor too! But, it’s worth it! This summer schedule has been kinda topsy turvy for me – usually I work out early in the AM – but, long as I get one in that’s all that matters 🙂

  25. Oh no! I hope everything works out with your job. Let me just say that I know it will because it always does, even when we don’t see it at first. On the other hand, IIIIII have a chocolate fig recipe in mind and these just confirmed that the combination is a winning one!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Erin! You are right, things have a way of working out! Helps to have chocolate figgy cups to help lighten the load!

  26. Farrah says:

    Sending lots of good thoughts your way! <3

    These look amazing! I love figs! 😀

  27. I need to try chocolate and figs together! These look so yummy! Pinned 🙂

  28. Drool, drool, drool! 🙂

    Here’s hoping everything works out for you on the job front Shashi. My recent spell of redundancy and being between jobs was challenging, but I had faith that something would come along and it did. Eventually. I know the same will happen for you, if you decide to change.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Neil!
      I found reading your posts during your in-between period, so inspiring! I know things will work out – they usually do! Faith can be a powerful thing no?

  29. Delicious little chocolate bomb you have there!!! Sending some positive thoughts your way that all goes well with the job. Sometimes change is good…. sharing your delicious bombs, all over!

  30. hotlyspiced says:

    Your chocolate fig cups look so good. I do hope it all works out well with your job. If you’ve been there that long, the company must really love what you do xx

  31. I wish I hadn’t decided to check internet before going sleep. Because, Shashi, that’s just outrageous to have posted this beautiful recipe when it’s night here. Chocolate and figs are among my favorite ingredients (after Mango and lavender ha-ha). That looks so luscious and so good! Can I grab one, pleeeeese?

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Ben! This was my first time experimenting with chocolate and figs and I loved the combo – so, I totally understand your obsession! 😉 Though, I’ve never had mango and lavender together … am I missing out?

  32. Sending good vibes your way right now!! xoxo