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Chocolate Caramel Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Holly Nilsson
These delicious caramel cups are not only totally decadent, they're actually easy to make!


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  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons corn syrup (Karo)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream , separated
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • milk or dark chocolate


Caramel Filling

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup & water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Allow mixture to boil until the liquid reaches an amber color (approx. 15 minutes… but keep a close eye on it starting at about 10 minutes).
  • Once the mixture has reached a nice amber color, remove from heat. While stirring, slowly pour in 1/3 cup cream. Stir in vanilla, butter and salt. Let cool about 15-20 minutes. Stir in remaining cream and cool to room temperature.

To prepare

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler (or on low in the microwave) until smooth.
  • Pour a little bit of chocolate into each of your wells (either your molds or your foil baking/candy cups). Smooth it up the sides and across the bottom making sure you have a thick uniform layer.
  • Refrigerate 5 minutes to set. Remove from the fridge and if using a mold, hold it up to the light to check for thin spots.
  • Fill almost to the top of the chocolate with the caramel. Refrigerate about 5 minutes.
  • Top with more chocolate and tap the molds gently on the counter to smooth. Let set in the fridge 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 117, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 4mg, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Calcium: 5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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