Move over peanut butter cups, there’s a new hand held dessert on the menu. These Gluten-Free Caramallow Cups are filled with fluffy marshmallows, a buttery caramel layer, and covered in dark chocolate.
Are you a fan of peanut butter cups or sunbutter cups? My family goes crazy for them, but my oldest prefers peanut butter cups, and my youngest prefers sunbutter cups (she can’t eat peanuts). Instead of stocking several types of treats, I thought I’d try to make a cup-like dessert that worked for everyone in our family – Gluten-Free Caramallow cups!
My initial thought was to develop a recipe for cookie dough filled cups. Yum, right? When I researched recipes, to see what else was out there, I found tons of recipes already in place. No need to reinvent the cookie dough cup so-to-speak, so I came up with these Gluten-Free Caramallow cups.
My husband and girls are huge fans of marshmallows and caramel and I found a way to incorporate them both into a little chocolate covered dessert. And guess what? Everyone in my family loves them. I used dark chocolate chips to help keep them from being too sweet, and filled them with homemade caramel and store bought marshmallows.
They’re similar to a candy bar, but home made and so much better!
One of the great things about this recipe is it’s basically error-proof. Soft caramel can be tricky as it can burn easily. If you over cook the caramel (by a minute or two — not a crazy amount that makes it smoke and stick to the bottom of the pan) it will harden.
It just means you’ll have a brittle-like caramel in the center instead of soft caramel. Please don’t worry if you don’t get the timing exactly right on the caramel. The important thing is to cook it long enough so the butter and brown sugar don’t separate inside the cup.
I’m adding these Gluten-Free Carmallow Cups to my list of treats to make for the holidays. They’d also make great gifts if you don’t end up eat them all (ha!). Store them in the refrigerator so they don’t melt.
If you’re looking for a Paleo treat that is just as simple, you’ll love these Paleo Almond Butter Cups from Beaming Baker. Only five ingredients and super scrumptious.
This post is part of Allergy Free Thursdays.