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.”
I would have zero self control with these. You deserve to eat all of them after the day you had yesterday! Hope Mr. HowSweet is feeling better.
And I would eat ALL of those faster than caramel with a spoon. Hands down.
Those would be better with peanut butter ;)
Those look fabulous! :)
These look really good – but even more important, you were in my dream last night. It waas really weird because I was like a creeper with a bird’s eye view of your life. You were in Mexico on vacation and posting recipes. I was kind of jealous.
Don’t hate me for dreaming of bloggers.
Those look AMAZINGGG! I so want one right now!
Oh wow. I love these!
You are a genius. Going to trader joes this morning and all too tempted to get that caramel!
I love caramel! Those are so cute and I’m liking how easy they are to make. =)
Looks yummy! I’ve done it with sunbutter and nutritional yeast…but caramel sounds even better :)
I think oozing out the side DOES look perfect :-)
stop teasing me – now ineed to drive 40 mnutes to TJ’s *sigh*
AHHHHH those look amazing!
Wonderful idea! I only wish that I had a Trader Joe’s close by…..
I did happen to make some caramel yesterday……hmmm
Thank you for posting the flops! 9.9 times out of 10, all of mine come out looking like the flops so I’m glad to see you have a few in your batch too ;)
Hope the Mr. is doing better today!
i mean really…when it comes down to it the non-perfect ones’ calories don’t even count…right?
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I need to get some salted caramel. These look amazing.
Yum i love salty sweet combination. These look sooo goood :)
These are gorgeous!
Salted caramel plus chocolate??? Deliciousssssssssss!!! Hope Mr. How Sweet is doing better! :)
I like the ones that aren’t sealed all the way! The caramel oozing out is getting me all worked up :)
The combination of dark chocolate and caramel is a favorite!
YES… fleur de sel…. I would have loved to take a spoonful and … wait a shovel…
Omg those are so simple! And salted caramel… mmmm. And there’s a Trader Joe’s not too far from my house. Uh oh. :(
Perfect use of the caramel! I hope your man is feeling better today. Have a great Saturday Jessica!
These look amazing!!! So simple but they turn otu so impressive looking- even the ones with caramel oozing out of the side ;)
HELLO chocolate caramel cups!! Awesome idea =D
What a fantastic idea!! They look like Reese’s Cups, except with carmamel! Even better!!
These look fantastic!! I’ll have to hunt down this sauce!
A peanut butter and caramel combination would be divine. ;) Too bad you are out of caramel though.
Just gorgeous. perfect valentine’s day gift? I think so.
Delicious and easy, I sweat you. (Remember when people used the term, “sweat”? Or was that just me?) Some of mine looked like this when I made my pb cups. I’ll be buying this on my next TJ’s run!
Hahahah oh no, I remember that!
Oh my….so simple yet so decadent! Love it!
Yeah. Why would oozy caramel be bad? I mean, sticky fingers, sure. But, that means you get to lick your fingers. YUM.
Ohhhh man. VERY tempting. I would definitely toss these in the freezer and eat cold… yummmm.
when you pour the choco into the cups, take a pastry brush and brush the sides of the cup all the way to the top. if you do this then they will seal and you will have no leakage.
did you like that TJ sauce? haven’t tried it yet… yet being the operative word here
Thank you! I had no idea. And yes… the caramel is amazing. Bought it last Saturday and the jar is gone, mainly from me eating it with a spoon.
These look fabulous. I want to eat 50 right now!
yesterday i made cinnamon dulce de leche cupcakes.
I couldn’t make these, they’d be gone in a day!
You are making me a very happy preggo! hahaha
Those look fantastic! Even – especially – the imperfect ones. =)
I made your white bean breakfast hash with a little twist and it was AWESOME. And I blogged it this mornin’. :) Thanks Jessica!
These look so delicious. I love salted caramel!
Why, Jessica, why? My mouth says oh YES, but my stomach and new leggings I just bought say NOOOO.
It just so happens my mouth is louder! :)
My daughter is a Girl Scout brownie and she asked me to “ask the lady who has the really yummy recipes if she would like to buy any girl scout cookies”
Just passing on the message! Details are on my blog :)
Much better than store bought candy any day :)
Your Trader Joe’s has different stuff then my Trader Joe’s :( No fair. We should do a TJ’s swap!
Dreamy! Yes, I said dreamy! I want to taste salted carmel on my lips!
The TJ’s salted caramel might be the best thing ever! I’m super tempted to make these, but I don’t think I would have any self control!
That caramel is dangerous!