Timeless Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

These Timeless Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups are inspired by the iconic Chunky candy bar from years ago. They’re super fast and easy to make and will make awesome holiday gifts that everyone will love.

Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

Can you spare 5 minutes and five ingredients to make a delicious holiday treat that you’d be as excited to gift as you would be to receive? Great! Then let’s do this!
Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

You can also tailor these to fit your personal taste and preferences, or the tastes and preferences of your recipients. When I made these, I chose to use milk chocolate because I was trying to mimic the original Chunky candy bar taste. But feel free to use semi-sweet chocolate if that’s your favorite, or if white chocolate is your thing, go for it! The method is the same no matter what ingredients you choose to use.

Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

I also made these with raisins, chopped pecans and flaked coconut. Which (naturally) are not, and never were, in the original Chunky candy bar! But, as we all know by now, I veer off course…a lot! Ho! Ho! Ho!

However, these chunky candy cups would be equally delicious with chopped pretzels, walnuts, and toffee bits. Or what about, white chocolate, dried cranberries, and chopped pistachios? See where I’m going here? The possibilities here are as endless as your own elf’s imagination.

Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

Makes:   18 pieces     Total Time: 5 minutes

1 package milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
3 ounces raisins
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
baking spray
mini muffin tins
Paper muffin cups (optional)

-Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium power until the chocolate is melted and smooth. *Note – It’s best to do this in small time increments and stir occasionally so you don’t scorch the chocolate.

-Stir the raisins, nuts, and coconut into the melted chocolate.

-Spray the muffin tin liberally with baking spray. Spoon the mixture into the sprayed muffin tin and chill until set. To serve or gift, place the candy into the paper muffin cups and package or display for presentation.


If you’re wondering what they look like inside, take a nice, long look. They’re chock full of all those yummy ingredients. Go on, I double dog dare you to eat just one.

 Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups

And just like me, you’ll be reaching for your second one before you can say…That was delicious!!!
No-el…here I go again…

Chocolate Chunky Candy Cups
As we all know by now, gifts that come in small packages sometimes hold the sweetest of surprises. Kind of like this Tiffany box inspired martini glass design. Chocolate and diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Tiffany Box Painted Martini Glasses
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!



  1. Yummy! I would love everything about these and just might have to make some with my Enjoy Life chocolate chips!

  2. These look so easy to make and sound wonderful! I always go "too difficult" with my desserts and really should try something simple like this.

  3. I would love to get these as a gift! Yummy

  4. I totally remember that candy bar! These are loaded with all sorts of yumminess! Totally loving your martini glasses

  5. they seem like the perfect holiday treats.

  6. 5 minutes? I'm in! These would be so perfect to give away to my neighbors for Christmas!

  7. Wow, you make candy-making look easy! These would make the perfect holiday gift-homeade gifts are the best!

  8. Nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit, especially when you come up with such a great flavor combination!

  9. These would be just perfect to give as gifts to to liven up my cookie tray. They look delicious!

  10. You had me at chocolate!

  11. Oooh, those look yummy and I love how quick and simple they are to make!

  12. I love to find easy candy recipes to make during the holidays! This is the year I'm determined to make some candy as gifts and these look so good! I have a brand new bag of coconut that is ready to be used!! Lovely idea, Renee!

  13. I had to google Chunky bars. They sound amazing! I don't know why I've never had one. But that's okay because I'm sure this homemade version is so much better. 🙂

  14. My grandma used to make candies like this with us as kids. It was more of a hunt to find what she had in her pantry, but it's all good when covered in chocolate!

  15. I would absolutely love these. They're simple, plus I love chocolate-covered-all-of-those-things! I remember Chunky, but can't remember ever trying it. Weird.

  16. Stirring delicious nuggets into melted chocolate is one of my favorite last minute holiday gifts to give. I literally just make some candy based on the iconic Chunky bar. I love seeing what you put into yours! The coconut is a winner.

  17. I feel totally inspired! I love your idea of using white chocolate, cranberries and pistachios. The possibilities are endless – I'll definitely make these before the year is over! These are the perfect gift… from me – to me! hehe 😉

  18. Those glasses are so pretty. You are one talented lady, Renee! These candy cups would be perfect for neighbor gifts.

  19. These would be deliciously cute at a Christmas party! Love them in their little cupcake liners!

  20. Those glasses!! These are so cute & perfect to nestle into a cookie platter or tin!

  21. These little candy cups are adorable and totally delicious. I personally think raisins are underrated and are the perfect little sweet bite in these candy bites.

  22. I remember Chunky bars! These look so cute — and so fun. They'd be perfect for gatherings.

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