Homemade Chocolate Caramel Cups.
It was quite a tempting week in the How Sweet house.
After I spent countless hours trying to keep my spoon out of the salted caramel jar, I knew something had to be done.
Instead of peanut butter cups, I made salted caramel cups. Milk chocolate enveloping salty caramel? I was all over that.
I used a mini muffin pan and went to town.
Many of them turned out perfectly.
But others looked like this.
And even this. But there was really no reason for complaining. It’s not like I’m gonna pass up a piece of chocolate with caramel oozing out of the sides.
Homemade Chocolate Caramel Cups
makes about 12 mini cups
2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup COLD salted caramel (you obviously can use homemade too)
12 mini muffin liners
Line muffin tin with liners. Melt one cup of chocolate chips and spoon about a teaspoon of chocolate into each liner. Put in the freezer to set for 20 minutes. After 2 minutes, take the chocolate out. Make sure the caramel is very cold and has been refrigerated the entire time. Moving quickly, drop a spoonful of caramel on top of the chocolate. Put back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. After 30 minutes, melt the other cup of chocolate chips. Moving very quickly so the caramel doesn’t soften, remove muffin tray from fridge and spoon another teaspoon (or more) on top of the caramel, covering it. Bang the pan on the counter to even out the chocolate. Put back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Keep refrigerated.
But now I’m out of caramel. Unfortunately, this is probably a good thing.
101 Comments on “Homemade Chocolate Caramel Cups.”
To avoid the oozing out of the sides I always just take a paint brush and literally paint my melted chocolate straight onto the linings. I stick them in the freezer until they are hard then fill them with whatever my heart desires! The always come out looking like they came from the store:)
Thanks for the tip – I never thought of that!
nothing like making me RACE downstairs to open that jar of caramel sauce i have and didnt know what i was gonna do with it…now, i do! :)
oh wow, those look easy to ship in a nice little package :)
OMG, anything that small/cute/chocolatey/gooey is DANGEROUSSSS!
These look so easy and delicious! I can’t wait to try them. You are just full of super yummy ideas :)
I love that one with the caramel oozing out of it. It really tempts you by hinting at the luscious filling inside. I have a new linky party on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html
Hubba Hubba….I could marry these hotties ;) What a easy, delicious, sweet little treat :)
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looks like a homemade rolo, except of course, even better!
I think I’d like one of those with the caramel oozing out the side, right about now…if you don’t mind :)
Yet another post where I curl up in a ball and cry because I live in a country without Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, and I’m way too much of a nincompoop to make my own caramel sauce…
Ha ha! I love the word noncompoop! Too funny! :-)
These look amazing, Jessica! Did they taste as good as they look?
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Okay, I hate you right now – because I’m full of my dinner (like WAY full) and barred myself from the kitchen…and then I had to go see these…now I’m like 2 steps from the kitchen…hate you! (y’know – nothing personal though ;) ).
This will be my Sunday project! What a beautiful presentation and I like those “oozing caramel out choco cups” even better, so rustic and spontaneous! So I’ll just make a bunch and snack through the week, just hope they’ll last a week?! :)
Oh it looks amazing. Thank you for the tips and recipes. I think it would be better with peanut butter or a pure chocolate. You should also try to sprinkle it with candies.
Yum! I’m a huge peanut butter cup fan but haven’t done caramel cups!
If I made those, there wouldn’t be any evidence of non-perfect ones…they’d be in my belly!
Hey, Jessica, I just have one really important question about these. How could you even control yourself to use MINI-muffin pans!??!
Those look fabulous!!! Even better than peanut butter cups!
Yeah, those look pretty perfect to me! :)
omg you’re a genius! i love chocolate and caramel but i never thought of putting them together! *forehead to table* i have a recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups check it out!
Perfection! I want to make these for my sister. She doesn’t like pb cups… shocking!
These would cause such havoc in my life but I still want to get my hands on that caramel. These little beauties are fabulous.
Yum! I love that salted caramel. Somehow I forgot about it while I was on vacation but now I know it’s in there taunting me!
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Jessica, those look to die for! I saw that caramel sauce at TJs and almost jumped on it too. Good to know it is as good as it sounded!
These look amazing! :)
They look great.
Caramel sauce is such a versatile ingredient.
Thanks for sharing.
This is just plain naughty. I love it!
oh my…I should not make these. I would feel like I needed to eat every single one that didn’t turn out pretty. dangerous! and delicious.
They all look perfect to me! ;)
These look amazing! Although, if I’m being honest, the ones with caramel oozing out look the most delicious & I’m about to eat my computer screen. Your blog is going to single-handedly ruin all my New Years’ resolutions this year.
I almost bought some of that yesterday, but let’s be honest. A girl alone all day with a jar of salted caramel? Just thinking about it is making my pants tight.
These look so yummy!!! I would eat them all.
Yum! I have never tried making peanut butter or caramel cups in a mini muffin pan, but now I think I must! Brilliant :)
Jessica – I’m having a blast looking back through your recipes after having such good results with your Snickerdoodle recipe. I just made these Caramel Cups tonight. I used a piping bag and narrow tip for the top layer of chocolate. I think I’d have made a big mess with the chocolate otherwise. Tomorrow morning, I’m making a half-batch of your Maple Bacon Brown Sugar Scones. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas!
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I made these on Sunday for my mom’s birthday and she LOVED them… as did the rest of us. Incredible – and so simple!! :)
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Those look amazing! I like to make turtles in the molds and peanut butter cups in the molds so a quick tip for making them all turn out lovely to look at and give away is paint the sides of your cups with the chocolate, its time consuming alittle bit but after you cool it and make sure all the sides are covered there will be a perfect gift to give away :) ps but the oozing carmel one is my favorite :)
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