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Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups

Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups: Bite sized phyllo cups are dipped in chocolate and filled with fresh strawberries and bananas. Topped with Cool Whip and chocolate drizzle for a perfect Valentine’s treat or sweet dessert appetizer!

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I have a confession to make. I’m not a super huge fan of Valentines Day. In fact, I rarely celebrate it. And what I do for it can barely be called celebrating. But I do enjoy the Valentine’s sweet treats. Oh how I love the cookies, cupcakes and boxes of chocolates. Last year, Ken brought me home four cupcakes from the best cupcake shop ever, which also happens to be my favorite cupcake shop. I was one happy gal. I told him to take Valentines Day off again this year so he could drive 20 miles to the cupcake shop to get me some this year. A girl can wish, can’t she?

Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups - This Gal Cooks #dessert #freshfruit #minitreats

Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups

Speaking of Valentines sweet treats, I made some of my own over the weekend. I was pretty ecstatic to be selected to make a sweet treat using Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips. I’m not a huge fan of milk chocolate but I love the bittersweet, semi-sweet and dark chocolates! This was a win-win situation for me!

So I got to thinking, what was I going to make? I didn’t want to make cookies, cupcakes or brownies as I figured that those treats are all too common. I wanted to make something a little different, something that utilized fresh fruit.

Ding Ding Ding. It finally hit me! I had some phyllo cups in the freezer and some Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips in my pantry. I’ll make little phyllo cup treats!

Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups - This Gal Cooks #dessert #freshfruit #minitreats

All I had to do was pick up some fresh fruit. I opted for strawberries and bananas. Strawberries because, well, they’re the fruit mascot of Valentine’s Day. And bananas because they pair well with strawberries and chocolate.

To make these little treats I just baked the phyllo cups, dipped them in melted Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Baking Chips, filled them with chopped strawberries and bananas and topped them off with a dollop of whipped cream. Pretty darn nifty, am I right?

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Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 15 phyllo cups
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3-4 medium strawberries
  • 3/4 C Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Cool Whip or whipped cream


  1. Bake the phyllo cups according to package directions. Set aside and allow to slightly cool.
  2. Chop the strawberries and banana, place in a bowl and mix with the lemon juice.
  3. Melt the baking chips using the double boiler method.
  4. Dip the tops of each phyllo cup into the melted chocolate. I put the chocolate in a large spoon and dipped the phyllo cups into the spoon. It made dipping easier.
  5. Allow the chocolate to completely cool. I just placed the chocolate dipped phyllo cups into the fridge for a few minutes.
  6. Fill each cup with about 1 1/2 tsp of the fruit mixture. Top with cool whip and then drizzle with more chocolate.


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Want to get your hands on some of the delicious Ghirardelli baking chips? You can find them at most grocers and club stores nationwide. All Ghirardelli products are made with quality ingredients, allowing you to enjoy the smooth taste of delicious chocolates.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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60 comments on “Strawberry Banana Phyllo Cups”

  1. These are gorgeous Julie!!! Love Ghirardelli — especially the bittersweet & dark varieties. This was a great idea!!!

  2. I love these, Julie! :) Like little bite-sized banana splits! Pinned & sharing!

  3. Would it be bad if I ate the entire batch? Because I am pretty sure that I wouldn’t be able to stop with just one. Pinning and sharing on FB!

  4. Oh my beautiful, but I am pretty sure I could eat two or three servings on my own!

  5. I love a bite sized treat!! This dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day. We usually try to keep out as many sweets as we can in our diet, but I can make an exception for anything with Ghirardelli chocolate and fruit. :) Pinned!!

    • I’ve been trying to cut back on sweets as well. I go through phases where I want them a lot. Right now, I’m not too into them but this little treat was perfect. Bite sized, made with fresh fruit, not too sweet. Thanks for pinning, Meghan! :)

  6. These look beautiful and delicious, Julie!! Love Ghirardelli chocolate! Pinned!

  7. These are gorgeous Julie!!! So stunning! Pinned of course :)

  8. Julie, these are so beautiful!!! Perfect little treats for Valentine’s day or any day! Pinning!

  9. These looks so cute and delicious! I love chocolate and Ghirardelli is a favorite :D Great idea for a quick dessert. Pinning!

  10. Oh my! These sound wonderful! Love the combination of flavors!

  11. These look gorgeous Julie! I love that they are bite sized – such a great idea and I love baking with Ghirardelli too :) Pinning!

  12. Love the fruit combination you chose with this, I would totally want to have these as a sweet treat for Valentines Day. Pinned these beauties and totally trying soon.

    We really dont celebrate too much either, more so a nice dinner and stuff. But thats about it.

  13. I’ve never used phyllo cups, but thank you for introducing them to me! These are so cute, and I’m considering this recipe for Valentine’s treats in my kids’ school! Yay! One to do list is done. :D I can’t wait to eat them too. :)

  14. Strawberry and chocolates in phyllo cups. what a delicious idea, Julie ! pinning it.

    Also, I am now one of the hosts for the link party Tasty Tuesday and would love for you to share these at the party.


  15. What a great use of chocolate with the phyllo cups. I have some in my freezer too and this is such a creative way to make a dessert. I am with you– I could do without Valentine’s Day but bring on the sweets!!

  16. Such a lovely treat and not too heavy. Thanks Julie!

  17. I’m not a big fan of milk chocolate either, but I can always go for a little dark chocolate, especially when it’s as cute as this!

  18. Julie, you were very creative! I love bite sized treats and I will need to make these! Pinning… great post and pictures!!

  19. These look incredible Julie! I can’t wait to try this recipe…I like that they’re not too hard so that I could eat them without dunking too! Beautiful pics!

  20. these are so cute!

  21. Wow – these look fantastic! I love every ingredient, which means they are fantastic together! Pinned!

  22. Julie, this is such an awesome idea! I love that you dipped those little cups in chocolate — brilliant. Pinning these delicious little treats! :)

  23. Julie, What a creative way to use chocolate and what a cute dessert. Pinning this! Hope you get your cupcakes!

  24. Absolutely adorable! I would eat like 5 of these! :)

  25. Such a fun and easy dessert! Stopping by from The SITS Girls!

  26. So, these look absolutely amazing. Maybe its the frigid conditions, but I am craving something with fruit and light pastry dough. You know, something that might be served at a summer party? Because summer does still exist… right?

    • Ha, Summer does still exist in Florida! Actually, it’s here pretty much all year. I’m craving cooler weather. We are back up to the 80s today but I hear that Thursday and Friday will cool down a little.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  27. Can’t wait to try these, they look so delicious! Pinned :)

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  29. Yum! I always want to make something with the little phyllo cups…but never know what to try. This recipe is definitely it! Pinned as well! Stopping by from the SITS girls

  30. These look DELISH. I never would have thought to dip the phylo cups in chocolate, but they totally make the presentation. Yum! #SITSblogging

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