4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (Vegan and No Bake)

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These 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups are a decadent holiday candy treat! They are incredibly easy to make, and are vegan, gluten free and no bake!

A stack of salted caramel chocolate cups on a pink liner.

Happy Halloween!! What are you doing today?! Are you going out to celebrate or did you do that this weekend already?! Candy plans?! Movie plans? Spill!

Anyway. I’ll be probably watching a scary movie with my eyes covered the whole time and having these Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups. Yes! I made you 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups because they are (1) SO easy to make (2) 4-ingredients (one is salt!) – hello?! (3) no bake. Ugh, I can’t describe JUST how yummy these are so you definitely need to make them so you can dig in and enjoy too!

 Overhead shot of salted caramel chocolate cups in a muffin tray.
ICYMI, last week I made my pumpkin chocolate Cups too. They were for another potential Halloween treat for you, and I realised soon after that these homemade candy treats are the bomb dot com. Soon after being you, after eating a few in the name of recipe testing. Truth is, I didn’t even plan to make these Salted Caramel chocolate Cups.  I like to think they came to me.
A salted caramel chocolate cup with a bite taken out.
There’s been a small amount of homemade caramel leftover over in the fridge for a while with nothing to do with it (except eat it with a spoon) and since I still had some of these pumpkin chocolate Cups in the freezer, the idea came to me immediately. I mean, caramel and chocolate is pretty much THE perfect combination!!
A stack of four salted caramel chocolate cups on a pink liner.
In case you’re wondering, the sea salt is the cherry on top. You want to sprinkle a few large bits on each, not fine salt. It provides the perfect contrast with the sweet caramel. The whole process to making these are pouring the melted chocolate in the liners, then the caramel, and then more chocolate + the sea salt. Pop into the freezer in between to chill, then devour.
Dig in and enjoy friends! Happy Halloween again! Make these, then eat up!
These 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups are a decadent holiday candy treat! They are incredibly easy to make, and are vegan, gluten free and no bake! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com
A pile salted caramel chocolate cups on a pink wrapper.

4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free, No Bake)

These 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups are a decadent holiday candy treat! They are incredibly easy to make, and are vegan, gluten free and no bake!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
freeze 30 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons caramel sauce homemade or store-bought
  • ¼ teaspoon large sea salt granules or more if desired


  • 1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini cupcake/muffin liners. Set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, add the chocolate chips and the coconut oil and stir together. Melt them in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir together until melted. If they aren't fully melted yet, you might need to microwave them for 30 seconds at a time until melted. You can also melt them in a double boiler method.
  • 3. Spoon a little bit of melted chocolate into each of the muffin liners, and spread it so it covers the bottom, as well as ¾ way up the liners with the back of your spoon. This will ensure the caramel filling is covered properly.
  • 4. Put in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set.
  • Remove the mini muffin tin from the freezer and set beside this bowl. Dollop about ½ tablespoon of the caramel into each cup.
  • 7. Pour the rest of chocolate equally over each cup to cover completely (I went all the way to the top of my liners). Place in the freezer to set for another 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes. Peel off liners, eat and enjoy!!
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To ensure these are vegan make sure you use vegan dark chocolate chips! These chips from Lily’s are good!!


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jessica says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Yes! Sorry the hyperlink wasn’t coming up a different colour (I linked to it in the recipe which is hard to see): https://jessicainthekitchen.com/vegan-caramel-sauce/

  2. Jennifer says:

    Helpful tips, thanks 🙂

  3. ooooh so delicious! I love salted caramel everythang and so cool that these are vegan, which means my sister-in-law can eat them, too!

  4. Kellie Davidson says:

    I made the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups tonight. They are amazing! I am hoping some of them actually make it to the table for Christmas Day! What a fantastic recipe. Thanks so much Jessica:)

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Kellie,

      I’m so happy to hear!! Thanks so much for your feedback and you’re so welcome!!

  5. Timothy Rivera says:

    5 stars
    How does she do this?!?!? Every recipe I try has been AMAZING!!! This was our Halloween treat in our household! We didn’t have a mini tin but I will say the regular muffin pan will work as well but you will need to double everything!!! Either way I know you will love this wonderful treat!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Haha! We’re so thankful for this generous review. We’re glad that you enjoy it.

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