Monday, October 8, 2012

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cups(coconut caramel)

A mistake gone GOOD!!

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cups

I was thinking I wanted to make frosting with my coconut sugar. Well, frosting is NOT what I made. Instead I created a delicious caramel candy that screamed to be made into some sort of decadent confection.
The caramel filling is totally coconut. Coconut milk, coconut butter and coconut sugar. You'll need a blender and a hand mixer for this recipe.

Caramel-pecan topped variation
Here goes:

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cups

Caramel filling

  • 1 1/2 cups blond granulated coconut sugar
  • 1 heaping Tbs coconut butter
  • 2 to 3 Tbs canned coconut milk This might be more for desired consistency. Add a tsp at a time over 2 Tbs.
  • 12 to 24 pecan halves for chocolate cup assembly.

Instructions for caramel filling:

  1. Place sugar in blender and blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Dump powdered sugar into a medium bowl and use a fork to cut in the room temperature coconut butter,
  3. Add 2 Tbs coconut milk and using a hand mixer, blend until smooth, adding 1 tsp milk at a time to desired consistency.
  4. Caramel is now ready to use.

Chocolate Coating:

  • 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions for chocolate coating:

  1. Melt chocolate chips and oil in a double boiler.

Assemble the caramel cup:

  1. Prepare mini-cupcake pans by putting cupcake papers in pans.
  2. Spoon melted chocolate into the bottom of the cupcake paper.
  3. Next spoon a half teaspoon caramel filling in the middle of the chocolate cup.
  4. Place a piece of pecan on top of the caramel.
  5. Cover with another spoon of melted chocolate.
  6. Once all the cups are filled in this order, place the pan in the freezer on a level shelf.
  7. Leave for no more than 15 minutes.
  8. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

You can also top with a pecan half instead of covering with chocolate. Both variations are pictured.

This recipe was a total mistake but what a deliciously decadent mistake. I see these becoming part of my edible gifts at Christmas time.

1 comment:

A Crafty Gourmet said...

Great idea Linda! I am definitely sure there are lots of ways to make coconut caramel. These look yummy!


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