Chocolate-Covered Salted Peanut Caramel Cups

Recipe Source: David Lebovitz
Decadent gooey salted peanut caramel filling wrapped in a chocolate shell---they are definitely a crowd pleaser. The caramel filling is, for me, sweet enough, so I chose bitter chocolate to make the crust, but milk, half bitter or even white chocolate will work too.

  • 100 g Heavy cream
  • 100 g Granulated sugar
  • 60 ml Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Inverted sugar syrup or corn syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 100 g Roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 250 g 70% Dark chocolate
    , chopped (or white chocolate)
  1. Make the salted peanut caramel by warming the cream in a microwave, and setting it aside. Cook the water, sugar, syrup, and salt to a caramel, gently swirling the pan only if necessary (to ensure it melt and cooks evenly) until it turns a nice golden brown.
  2. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in the hot cream in a slow, steady stream. Cool until warm and pourable, then add the chopped peanuts.
  3. In a clean, dry bowl set over simmering water melt the chocolate until smooth. Put half teaspoon of the chocolate in the bottom of a small paper baking cup. Use a small spoon to move the chocolate around and coat the bottom and sides with an even layer of chocolate. Chill the cups to firm up the chocolate.
  4. Once firm, in each cup, put a bit of the salted peanut filling, enough so that it will reach about 2/3rds of the way to the top of the cup. Add enough chocolate to cover the filling. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired.

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3 hungry tummies 4/3/10 09:21

Oh imagine biting into one of these and be surprised by what is hidden inside! Very nice indeed!

Shalinee 4/3/10 09:40

Oh my gosh.....these look so awesome. I don't think I can ever stop at one. I would love to make them. Great for parties but will probably all end up in my tummy...haha.

MaryMoh 4/3/10 09:43

Ooops, forgot to fill in 'Name/URL' when I commented above. Love my Indian name?....hehe

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 4/3/10 09:50

I supposed this will be well appreciate by all kids, include my kids too, will try one day for them.

zurin 4/3/10 10:06

how decadent they look! they would make beautiful desserts

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 4/3/10 10:12

Oh.My.God. That beats the pants off a snickers bar! I so wanna be your neighbour now!

Meena 4/3/10 10:18

Love the variety of the baked goods on your space...being a baker of limited capacity, cant help drooling over all the recipes here!

First time here...will be back soon to follow your wonderful recipes

Happy Cook 4/3/10 10:34

I and hubby are on a diet, well he is more stirct than me so no chocolate for a while. When we stop the siet i am sure gonna make this as i know my daughter and I will just love this.

Jagruti 4/3/10 10:45

wow...what a fantastic sweet!! looks perfect and yummy..

Heavenly Housewife 4/3/10 10:46

These are just awesome!!!!!! I have got to make these now. I just love anything with peanut butter and always try to keep reece's cups in the house :)
*kisses* HH

Rachana Kothari 4/3/10 11:35

Please pass on some to me dear...its irresistible...ohhh mouthwatering:)

Anncoo 4/3/10 11:57

Does these look sinful? I don't care! I'm going to eat these..mmm...yummmy.

Ju (The Little Teochew) 4/3/10 12:10

They look adorable and delectable!!

Sinful Southern Sweets 4/3/10 12:15

Gotta love ole David's recipes. Angie, these look just out of this world good!! I'm saving this one to try soon!

Pete 4/3/10 12:18

The gooey peanut and chocolate combination sounds yummy! My daughter would love to take these for desserts! LOL!

Christine 4/3/10 13:33

Wow, the gooey peanut caramel and chocolate looks fabulous. My family will definitely love it.

Priya 4/3/10 14:00

OMG, cant take my eyes from the clicks...mouthwatering here..

KennyT 4/3/10 14:23

They are so beautiful, esp the white ones with the chocolate marble

Nostalgia 4/3/10 14:31

Lovely...this looks fantastic.

Tina 4/3/10 14:44

Wow send one parcel to me dear..Fabulous and yummy...

Biren 4/3/10 15:04

These are decadent! The ones with the white chocolate and swirl on top look very pretty.

doggybloggy 4/3/10 15:09

angie you are amazing - these look so good and you make it seem so simple.

Vrinda 4/3/10 15:20

WOW..never seen such cute cups b4..looks far better than Reese's peanut butter cups

Chef E 4/3/10 15:24

I just tweeted this! Yum yum yum yum yum yum! DB is right you do make it seem so easy...can I move next door to you? I will bring over the wine :)

wendyywy 4/3/10 15:33

I'm a new lover to caramel.
U're making me lick off my screen.

Parita 4/3/10 15:47

Divine looking chocolate cups! I can taste them from here!!

lululu 4/3/10 15:54

OMG, those are devils!

tracieMoo 4/3/10 16:02

beautiful. Salted peanuts and chocolate. what a great blend. I could already taste it.. such perfect treats!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 4/3/10 16:07

Can't believe, you made this...its simply superb...

Sarah Naveen 4/3/10 16:14

Awesome!!!! so mouthwatering....

Cheah 4/3/10 16:40

How creative can you be Angie! Really salivating just by looking at them.

Joie de vivre 4/3/10 17:29

I can't believe you made these on your own, they look so professional! What am I saying, everything you do looks professional. Thanks for visiting. To answer your question, I don't really like to snack. I drink tons of water in the afternoon and usually take my boys to a park for some exercise. It passes the time and I don't really think of food then. I'm TRYING to eat healthy. There are so many colds going around my house that my body can use all of the nutrients it can get!

Angie 4/3/10 17:41

I love these! They look so good.

theUngourmet 4/3/10 17:46

You are so talented! These are so gorgeous and I can just imagine how yummy they taste!

Judy 4/3/10 17:50

wow!! these look amazing! chocolate + salted caramel = perfect combo!

Bob 4/3/10 19:05

I want those right now. Right. Now.

Shri 4/3/10 19:17

It is fabulous Angie!

Gulmohar 4/3/10 19:59

Fantastic..Bookmarking this..Gonna make this for my kids sometimes soon :-)

ARUNA 4/3/10 20:06

Gosh they r so decadent, everyone is going to love it!

Mythreyi Dilip 4/3/10 21:47

Delectable dessert! Not only kids, sure everyone will love it dear:)

Kitchen Butterfly 4/3/10 21:51

Love the white chocolate 'stars'. They look like perfect bite-sized treats!

Sook 4/3/10 21:55

oh wow, i want all these goodies! They all look so beautiful!! Yum!

Cinnamon-Girl 4/3/10 22:08

What mouth-watering treats Angie! I will be making these for sure - you make it look so easy!

Sarah 5/3/10 04:32

Wow!!!! These look absolutely delicious!!!

Fearless Kitchen 5/3/10 08:53

These look AMAZING! Nice work!

Anonymous 5/3/10 09:03

My ultimate dream dessert!!! Chocolate, peanut and caramel!!

petite nyonya 5/3/10 09:33

Oh my goodness! These are sinful but I don't mind having some!!

Divina Pe 5/3/10 10:32

That caramel cups look so heavenly. There's a surprise in every bite.

Fimère 5/3/10 13:45

j'adore ce genre de gourmandise
c'est excellent
bonne journée

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 5/3/10 14:26

Whoa! I was blown away merely by staring at those petits chocolate treats! Definitely a chocoholic treat to die for! Thanks for sharing with us, Angie!

Jo 5/3/10 14:46

Ooh .. what a sinful and decandent treat! Absolute yum!

pigpigscorner 5/3/10 16:28

Oh my..can I have the white choc ones pls!!

Anonymous 5/3/10 16:33

Scrumptious treats! My husband would love the white chocolate one especially!

Joie de vivre 5/3/10 16:48

Thanks for visiting. You need to try raw cauliflower. It's quite good!

Ivy 5/3/10 18:27

OMG, these are marvellous!!

Beachlover 6/3/10 01:41

always admire your skill making dessert,so pretty and creative!

Trissa 6/3/10 11:29

So that's how you mold the chocolates - what a lovely combination of chocolate and caramel - am sure they tasted fabulous!

My Little Space 6/3/10 12:25

Do you mind sending me these? haha... I guess not! The site is too slow. Only manage to see the last two photos.

Saveurs et Gourmandises 6/3/10 16:25

Je fais aussi des chocolats similaires et c'est très très bons.
Your chocolates are very beautifuls.
See soon

alwayswinner786 6/3/10 17:45

Angie it's a unique way to surprise others. No one will know what delicious treasure is hidden inside. Can't wait to have a bite!

Katy ~ 7/3/10 01:32

OUTSTANDING!!! These are beautiful!

tasteofbeirut 7/3/10 05:25

Drool drool drool! O love the contrast between salt and sweet. Can't beat it. Of course dark chocolate would be my pick for the coating.

Arlette 7/3/10 06:14

Oh Angie , what a treat
who can resist this temptation,
This is awesome... I bookmarked
the recipe , I wish I can have a
bite now...

wendyywy 7/3/10 08:55

I've got an award for u on my blog :)
Pls come to collect it.

Cooking-Gallery 7/3/10 12:59

I don't really like nuts and caramel, but these choco cups just look so adorable!

Hornsfan 8/3/10 17:34

OMG - all I can say is wow is my mouth watering, these look terrific!

Art and Appetite 11/3/10 00:47

Whoa Angie! I'm printing this one right now. I just got these really nice cups that I got from my vacation. It would look perfect with these. Can't wait to try. Thanks Angie!

Elizabeth and Jared 11/3/10 09:45

Chocolate and nuts suck me in every time! and I love it that you have LOADED these up in the centre - why do things by halves i say???

r4 sdhc 13/3/10 08:42

Hey I like chocolate very much..This looks just yummy for me.I will definitely make this chocolate covered salted peanut caramel recipe in weekend.This seems really easy recipe.

Diana's Cocina 22/3/10 05:35

My mouth is watering! Oh how I would love to have just one.

Kathleen 23/3/10 07:19

These look sooooo YUMMY!

Spencer 20/6/13 05:20

Looks absolutely delicious. I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste as good as they look!

Kakao 6/3/15 09:48

Yummy! I have to try this! Gonna be a lovely gift for my mom :)


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