Hmmmm, the holiday season is almost here! And we all know that chocolate is just as available and appreciated as the air we breathe during this time 😉 It’s also a cute and thoughtful gift to give to a friend or a loved one, and even more thoughtful when they are homemade! Which is why I made these yummy chocolate treats for two important people in my life, my trainer and my close friend who happens to be under the weather today 🙁
Well good news! My trainer enjoyed them and my friend loved them! She even ate them slowly because she didn’t want the experience to end 😉 But take it from me, these are the yummiest chocolate treats I’ve ever had! The caramel creates a sweet and salty balance with the semi sweet dark chocolate, and the almond slivers in the middle gives it a perfect crunch. It’s pretty much everything you want in a chocolate treat, but be careful with these, they are addicting, so eat them in moderation 😉 Caramel recipe is also homemade, which can be found on my blog as well, and feel free to omit the coconut sprinkles 🙂
Recipe: makes 12
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used Enjoy Life)
1/4 cup vegan caramel (type in “caramel” in the search bar for recipe)
1/4 cup almond slivers (or chopped almonds)
First, melt chocolate chips. You can melt them in the microwave, but I prefer to melt them on the stove because it gives me a smooth texture, which works a lot better when making these. Place a skillet on a stove top with 1 cup of water until it starts boiling, then place metal of glass bowl on top of the skillet ( No, you’re not placing the chocolate in boiling water lol). Place chocolate chips inside the bowl and stir consistently with a wooden spoon until fully melted and set aside.
Place 1 tbsp of the melted chocolate in a silicone muffin cup or tray. Then add a sprinkle of almond slivers and 1/2 a tsp of caramel. Top the caramel with 1 tbsp of melted chocolate and repeat the process for the remaining chocolates.
Place in the freezer for 20 minutes and devour when ready.