Chocolate Almond Phylo Cups

Pre-cooked frozen Phylo shells are so quick and easy to pull out of the freezer, fill, and serve.  They’re pricey, though.

If you find them on sale, like I did just before Christmas, it’s a great time to stock up and save for later.

Frozen Phyllo Cups

There are many things you can do with the dainty little Phylo cups.  They make terrific appetizers with savory or sweet fillings.  It takes very little to fill each cup since they’re bite-sized.

Since January is My Designated Chocolate Month, these Phylo cups needed something rich and chocolaty inside.  And, I’m all about using things I regularly have on hand.

Remove Phylo cups from freezer and let them sit out to thaw while mixing the filling.

Microwave a half block of cream cheese and a half cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips at 50% power until softened.

Cream Cheese and Chocolate

Blend and add milk and almond extract.

Blending with Almond Extract

Fold in four ounces of whipped topping.

Fold with Whipped Topping

It’s very easy to load the filling using the smallest size scoop.  Load the scoop 3/4 full to have the perfect amount of filling in each cup – and enough to fill thirty cups.

Loading Cups

Sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds and serve.

Topped with Toasted Slivered Almonds

And, to make it a healthier treat, add fruit.  😉

Chocolate Almond Phyllo Cups with Apple Slices

Chocolate Almond Phylo Cups with Apple Slices

Here’s the recipe to print and share.

Chocolate Almond Phylo Cups
Prep time
Total time
Cholocaty, Rich bites with a hint of almond.
Recipe type: Dessert or Appetizer
Serves: 30
  • 2 boxes of pre-cooked frozen Phylo cups
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (half an 8-ounce block)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1-2 drops of almond extract
  • 4 ounces whipped topping (half an 8-ounce tub)
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • fruit for garnish
  1. Microwave cream cheese and chocolate chips (bowl covered with wax paper) on 50% power for one minute. Stir to check consistency, and if needed, return to microwave for 15-second intervals until chips are melted.
  2. Add milk and extract and blend until smooth.
  3. Fold whipped topping into mixture. Fill Phylo cups with chocolate mixture and top with a few almonds.
  4. Ready to serve!

This video shows other filling ideas that may interest you.  These pastry cups are certainly very versatile!

You can make Phylo cups from regular Phylo dough, but that can be a post for another day.  😉

What do you make for a quick dessert to serve in a pinch?  Do you have a stand-by in your freezer?


P.S.  WordPress, my blog platform, corrected the Phyllo and Fillo forms of spelling you see in pictures in this post to “Phylo”.  So, please don’t ask silly questions.  It’s CHOCOLATE MONTH!  😉

Chocolate Understands

Why I’m Designating January as CHOCOLATE MONTH












    • says

      I didn’t think to check the calories, so thanks for telling me. Not that it matters when the filling is cream cheese and chocolate, right? With lighter fillings, these would be a real hit for the dieting crowd. We got a dusting of snow earlier. No accumulation, and we’re done. I hope you get a pretty covering!

  1. Robin says

    Yum! That looks absolutely scrumptious!
    I am now reaching into my freezer for a bite sized piece of chocolate. Now I am eating it slowly ….gotta savor it because I only have one piece left and the only chocolate I can find that I can eat is almost $6 a bar! It breaks up into 10 pieces so I limit myself to one a day.

    Now I am going to eat breakfast. My mother would smack me for having candy before breakfast. But she is not here. lol I am thinking to myself “you aren’t the boss of me anymore” hahaha

    • says

      You rebel! Ha! It would do us all good to eat a tiny bit of chocolate, savor it, and move on – away from the plate or dish or whatever. I need to practice that!

  2. says

    Kim, I am loving your January devoted to chocolate…it is perfect for this chocolate lover! This recipe is quick and easy and thanks for sharing! Happy Friday, I am still waiting on a snowflake to fall!
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    • says

      I was amazed how quickly these came together! You don’t even have to let the cream cheese sit out to soften since the microwave does it with the chocolate. We only got a tish. Hopefully more is headed your way. Happy snow day! (Fingers crossed.)