Salted Caramel Date Cups

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These salted caramel date cups are a delightful dessert made with just four simple ingredients!

Looking for a healthier alternative to chocolates? Try these nutritious salted caramel date cups! They’re easy to make with just four ingredients.

Forget about store-bought candies! Treat yourself to homemade salted caramel date cups using Medjool dates, chocolate chips, coconut oil, and sea salt.

Date caramel is a fantastic substitute for traditional caramel, and you only need one ingredient – dates! Simply process them in your food processor to create date paste, roll them into small balls, cover them with melted chocolate, and freeze.

To make these date cups, gather four simple ingredients. The star of the show is the Medjool dates! Make sure they’re soft to easily form a paste in the food processor. You’ll also need semi-sweet chocolate chips, a bit of coconut oil, and sea salt for topping.

Salted Caramel Date Cups

Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips dark chocolate works too
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10 large pitted Medjool dates the softer, the better!
  • 1 tablespoon flaky Himalayan sea salt


  • Line a mini cupcake pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Prepare the date caramel by processing the dates in a high-speed food processor until smooth, adding water if needed.
  • Using a 1/2 teaspoon, scoop out the date caramel and roll it into balls, making about 24. Wet your hands to make rolling easier. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals until smooth.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate to the bottom of each muffin cup. Place a ball of date caramel on top and cover it with 1-1.5 teaspoons of melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt, then freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • If your dates are not soft enough, add a teaspoon of water to the food processor.
  • Feel free to use any type of chocolate you prefer.
  • Store the date cups in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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