Beat the Caramel recipe!


Get ready to be amazed by this Beat the Caramel recipe! This delightful treat combines smooth caramel and rich milk chocolate to create an irresistible dessert that will leave you and your guests wanting more. Follow the simple steps below to create these delicious caramel-filled chocolate cups.


  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
  • ¾ cup sweet cream
  • 4 ¼ ounces milk chocolate


Step 1: Melt the Sugar

In a medium saucepan, melt the sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously until you achieve a smooth, amber-colored mixture. Be careful not to burn the sugar.

Step 2: Add the Butter

Once the sugar is melted and smooth, add the butter. Stir constantly and cook until the butter is fully melted and incorporated into the sugar.

Step 3: Add the Sweet Cream

Pour in the sweet cream while continuing to stir. Cook the mixture until it comes together and becomes smooth and creamy. This should take a few minutes.

Step 4: Chill the Caramel

Pour the caramel mixture into a bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for about 15 minutes. This helps the caramel to thicken and become easier to work with.

Step 5: Beat the Caramel

After chilling, beat the caramel with a hand mixer until it thickens and becomes a smooth, spreadable filling.

Step 6: Prepare the Chocolate Cups

Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Using a rubber mold (like a mini muffin mold), coat each hole with melted chocolate. Ensure that the entire hole is covered with chocolate. Place the mold in the freezer to harden the chocolate.

Step 7: Add a Second Layer of Chocolate

Once the first layer of chocolate has set, coat the edges of each hole with more melted chocolate. Return the mold to the freezer to set the second layer.

Step 8: Fill with Caramel

Transfer the beaten caramel into a freezer bag and cut a small hole at the corner. Pipe the caramel filling into each chocolate cup, smoothing it out with a spatula if necessary.

Step 9: Top with Chocolate

Spread a final layer of melted chocolate over the caramel filling to seal the cups. Place the mold in the refrigerator to set the chocolate completely.

Step 10: Decorate and Serve

Once the chocolate is fully set, remove the caramel chocolate cups from the mold. You can decorate the tops with additional melted chocolate if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

This delightful caramel treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here is the approximate nutritional breakdown per serving (based on 12 servings):

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 8g
    • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
    • Fiber: 0.5g
    • Sugars: 19g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Calcium: 2% DV
  • Iron: 2% DV


This Beat the Caramel recipe is an impressive and delicious dessert that will surprise and delight your friends and family. With its smooth caramel filling and rich chocolate shell, this treat is perfect for any occasion. Try it out and enjoy the sweet, creamy goodness!

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