Chipotle Caramel Dark Chocolates

I had made raw chocolates for Halloween and they were downright addictive.  They contained raw caramel among other fillings which was my favorite part of them.  It was so delicious against the smooth dark chocolate shell that contained it.  I was so pleased with how the raw chocolates had turned out so I decided to buy some molds online.

I bought some adorable heart molds, and some more conservative squares, and once they arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to try them out!  So many options, I had a really hard time deciding what to make.

Luckilly my boyfriend Eric suggested chocolate with chilies in it for a bit of heat and I could not say no to that.  Afterall, I love chocolate with a bit of heat.  I thought about making them solid dark chocolate, but we decided that they would be even better with chipotle laced gooey caramel in the middle!  I think Eric was even more excited about them than me, and that says a lot.
I knew these were going to be amazing when I tasted the chipotle laced caramel filling.  Seriously, a bowl of this stuff would be amazing over chocolate ice cream too.  But once the chocolates were finished and it was testing time...I had a hard time eating just one. They were amazing...gooey sweet caramel with an afterburn and intense melt in my mouth dark chocolate...so heavenly! I need to make things like this more often!

Chipotle Caramel Dark Chocolates
Makes about 16

Caramel:
10 medjool dates
2 Tbsp raw coconut butter or macadamia butter (raw almond butter will also work)
3 Tbsp raw coconut nectar
1 tsp maple extract
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp fleur de sel
2 tsp ground chipotle powder (or to taste)
1/4 cup filtered water (or more if too thick, add an additional Tbsp at a time)
Chocolate:
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid
1/4 cup raw  coconut nectar
1/4 tsp ground chipotle powder
a pinch of sea salt16 hole chocolate mold (I used silicone)

To make the caramel, combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth (less chipotle powder if you want them more mild).  Press the mixture thorough a fine meshed strainer to remove any date bits. Place into a pastry bag and pipe small 1/2 tsp mounds onto a piece of foil.  Place in the freezer until hardened slightly.
When caramel is frozen, to make the chocolate, combine all ingredients and whisk together until smooth.  Take your chocolate mold and fill holes half full with chocolate.  Take your caramel and spoon one mound into each hole on top of the chocolate.  Top with remaining chocolate in the holes so it is even with the top of the mold.  Place in the freezer to harden, then pop out of the molds and enjoy!

 

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

18 Comments
  1. November 14, 2012 at 15:35
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    Wow, Amy! These are incredible. You should open your chocolaterie! Love the look of the texture and the mix with chipotle? Dynamite.

    • November 14, 2012 at 23:49
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      Thanks so much Jill :)! Wish you could try one ;)!

  2. Anonymous
    November 14, 2012 at 15:55
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    would you post a source for your silicone square and heart molds for this awesome looking mouth watering recipe?

    • November 14, 2012 at 23:48
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      http://www.amazon.com/Silikomart-Silicone-Chocolate-Square-Mold/dp/B0015PTPJG/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1352936867&sr=1-3&keywords=chocolate+mold<br /><br />http://www.amazon.com/Silikomart-Silicone-Chocolate-Heart-Mold/dp/B0015PPPCC/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1352936902&sr=1-1&keywords=chocolate+mold

    • November 14, 2012 at 23:49
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      Thanks Bibi :)! They taste even better ;)!

  3. November 14, 2012 at 22:28
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    the photos for this post are really good. and those chocolates.... omg. <br /><br />p.s. we are raw dessert buddies on Global Girl ;)

    • November 14, 2012 at 23:50
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      Thanks Emily :)! I saw that! Your pumpkin pie looks sooo good!

    • November 15, 2012 at 22:39
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      Thanks Stephanie :)!

  4. November 15, 2012 at 14:45
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    I love the sweet and spicy chocolate combo!

    • November 15, 2012 at 22:39
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      Thanks Cara :)! Me too!

  5. November 15, 2012 at 16:18
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    She's done it again folks! You know Im a chocolate lover Amy.... these look incredible my dear!

    • November 15, 2012 at 22:40
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      Thanks Heather :)! Wish you could try one!

    • November 16, 2012 at 22:59
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      Thanks so much :)! I am a lucky woman to have him in my life, have to keep him happy ;)!

  6. November 16, 2012 at 19:43
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    What a scrumptious alternative to mass produced chocolate candy! They are beautiful and seductive, just stellar!

    • November 16, 2012 at 23:00
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      Thanks so much! I agree, plus there is nothing better than licking the extra chocolate from the bowl ;)!

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