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A stack of homemade chocolate sesame butter cups, just like peanut butter cups but with tahini instead of peanut butter
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Homemade chocolate sesame butter cups

A stack of homemade chocolate sesame butter cups, just like peanut butter cups but with tahini instead of peanut butter. This recipe yields crunchy nut butter filled chocolate cups. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade chocolate sesame butter cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 153kcal
Author Janice


Silicone liners
Muffin pan
paper liners


Optional garnishes


  • Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners or use 18 silicone muffin cups.
    In a medium bowl, mix the tahini (sesame butter) to make sure it's smooth. Sift in the icing sugar. Add a pinch of salt and the cookie crumbs. Mix well to form the sesame butter filling. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate either in the microwave at power level 5 or over a double boiler. You want to be gentle to avoid burning the chocolate and you want to stir often, especially if you are melting chocolate in the microwave. 
  • When the chocolate is melted and smooth, pour a spoonful into each prepared cup, making sure to tilt and coat the sides with chocolate (about ¼ inch to ½ inch max up the sides. 
  • When all 18 cups are coated with a layer of chocolate, add a dollop (about 2 tsp) of the sesame butter filling
  • Put the chocolate cups in the freezer and let them chill for a good 10 minutes to set.
  • Top each cup with a layer of melted chocolate so that the filling is completely covered and sealed inside. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt or sesame seeds, if using. Return the chocolate cups to the freezer to set.
  • Transfer to a container and store in the fridge.


  • For the cookie crumbs, stick to cookies that are pretty neutral tasting like vanilla wafer crumbs or even chocolate wafer crumbs (Oreo type). Graham cracker crumbs and gingersnap crumbs would work as well, but remember these would impart a cinnamon and spice to your nut butter filling.
  • This recipe works with peanut butter or any nut butter or sesame butter to make peanut butter cups with a crunchy filling.
  • For this recipe, I used Alunga chocolate, which is a 41% milk chocolate produced by Cacao Barry. You can find it at many IGA grocery stores in Quebec or you can order it online from Vanilla Food Company in 1 kilo resealable bags.
  • Because we don't temper the chocolate, the chocolate melts faster when you hold these chocolate nut butter cups in your hands. Store them in the fridge to keep them cool and don't hold onto them for too long if you have hot hands.

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Calories: 153kcal