Forget peanut butter cups! These homemade salted caramel cups are coated in dark chocolate for a decadent replacement that’s actually good for you.
Sticky, sweet, and extra chocolatey, these salted caramel cups are the perfect indulgence for a bite-sized treat. They’re easy to make, they stop sugar cravings in its tracks, and best of all, they’re a good source of fiber-rich nutrients.
How To Make Salted Caramel With Dates
For this rich salted caramel sauce, there’s no need for heat! We simply use a food processor to blend medjool dates with coconut milk, maple syrup, and sea salt until the sauce is thick and smooth. Just remember to soak the dates ahead of time to make them easier to blend.
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As an added bonus, dates also offer plenty of anti-inflammatory and gut-boosting benefits. Enjoy them raw or as a healthy natural sweetener (like in this homemade vanilla date paste).
Take Control Of Your Chocolate
When you make your own chocolate, you’re in control of the sweetness. We start with cacao butter and mix in cacao powder and a little coconut oil for a creamy texture. We suggest that you add ¼ cup of maple syrup here, but you could certainly cut that down or even swap it with a quarter teaspoon of monk fruit powder instead.
When shopping for cacao butter, look for ones that haven’t been deodorized for a richer aroma.
Helpful Tips To Get Started:
- Freeze each layer individually. This creates clean lines and keeps the caramel center from melting into the chocolate.
- Thicken your chocolate. If the chocolate is too runny, add 2 more tablespoons of cacao powder to thicken it up.
- Use leftover caramel sauce for other recipes. We like topping it over rich Paleo desserts like ice cream, pancakes, and apple slices.
- Store them in the freezer. They last for up to 2 months and are great to keep handy whenever a craving strikes.
Total time:2 hrs
Inactive Time:1 hr 40 mins 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time:10 mins 10 minutes
Prep Time: 15 mins 15 minutes
Nutrition facts:1 grams of protein34 grams of carbohydrates74 grams of fat
Salted Caramel Cups with Dark Chocolate
Forget peanut butter cups! These healthy homemade salted caramel cups are coated in decadent dark chocolate.
For the Salted Caramel:
Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Coconut milk (Native Forest)
Sea salt (REDMOND)
Cacao butter (Terrasoul Superfoods)
Cold pressed coconut oil (Viva Naturals)
Raw cacao powder (Healthworks)
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