Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

I have been wanting to do make something salted caramel for a long time now.  Well I finally did and it is amazing!  These little cups are the perfect bite when you need something sweet and also a little salty.  If you like these, you will also like my chocolate almond banana cups.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cups - My Whole Food Life

I used dates and macadamia butter to make the caramel.  I am obsessed with macadamia butter lately.  I do understand macadamia nuts can get pricey, so you can sub almond butter if you like.  This recipe would also be great using my 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars.  You find my chocolate recipe in the video below.


Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

Prep Time 10 min Serves 6 standard sized cups     adjust servings

A simple sweet & salty treat!


    For the caramel

    For the chocolate

    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life )
    • 1/3 cup almond milk


    1. Soak the dates in a bowl of warm water for 35 minutes.
    2. Drain the water and add the dates to a food processor or blender with the nut butter and sea salt. Blend until everything is smooth. You will probably need to scrape down the sides several times. Macadamia butter is thinner than almond or peanut butter. If you are using another nut butter other than macadamia, you may need to add a tiny bit of water.
    3. Using a double boiler, heat the chocolate chips and milk until everything is melted.
    4. Spoon a little chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner. (I used standard sized silicone liners, but paper will work too)
    5. Stick the muffin tray and liners into the freezer for 5 minutes.
    6. Once the bottoms are frozen, spoon a dollop of the caramel into each muffin cup. Once all the cups are done, finish them off with more chocolate.
    7. Stick in the freezer to firm up. It will take a full day before they will be fully firm. If you want a gooey center, then they should be good to eat within 2-3 hours.


    Recipe Notes

    A few things to note: After being in the freezer for an hour or two, the chocolate will have firmed back up. The center of the cup is still gooey. I really enjoyed them that way, but they do kind of fall apart in your mouth when you take a bite. If you leave them in the freezer overnight, they will be firm enough to not fall apart when you take a bite, but soft enough for you to easily bite through. Store these in the freezer.

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    43 thoughts to “Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups”

    1. Ooh, this looks awesome! I haven't done much with the abundant macadamia nuts here (live in Hawaii), so this looks like the perfect opportunity!
      1. Thank you! I am loving the macadamia nuts lately. They go perfectly in this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as well.
    2. These look absolutely amazing! I am more of a savory gal and your blog has really inspired me to get to baking more! I am going to feature a version of these on my blog sometime soon! Hopefully I can link back to your website :)
    3. Wow, this sounds good! Does the nut butter-dates mixture really taste like caramel? That would be so much healthier than the "real" stuff!
      1. It is not going to taste exactly like caramel. However, the taste is similar. The texture will be different, but I promise these are delish!
    4. WOW! I just have to write on here and tell you how much I enjoyed this sweet, little treats! Not only are they so easy for an "undomesticated goddess" such as myself to make, but they are SO delicious. Thank you so much for making your recipes (and blog) so easy to follow and less scary to hop on board the "whole food train".
    5. Just wondering if you've tried sunflower or pumpkin butter as well? Hubby with nut allergy and kids no nut policy At school
    6. I made these today! Wow!!! They are amazing! One of my favorite treats I have ever made. Thanks for another great recipe.
    7. These look awesome. I'm wondering if the almond butter works as well as the macadamia butter? And what would be a measurement equivalent with the dates? Can't wait to make them!!
    8. They look fantastic. I am going to try with almond butter. For nutritional info put ingredients into MyFitness Pal and it will tell you.

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