Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry Cups

Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry Cups Valentine's Day Vegan www.thepamperedvegan.com

Oh, hi!

Hello!

Weird.  Looks like we actually have a recipe today.  Unlike what I made yesterday and a recipe I made last week that never made it to this space.

Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry Cups | Valentine's Day | Vegan | www.thepamperedvegan.comWhen you make a recipe and have to taste test it 15 times to figure out if it’s just “okay” or “really good” that probably means it’s just “okay.”

When you make a recipe and “taste test” 15 bites because you just can’t stop, what you have is definitely “really good.”

You with me?

Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry Cups | Valentine's Day | Vegan | www.thepamperedvegan.comAfter 2 recent flops I was on pins + needles waiting for these to freeze (as evidenced by the melty centers shown above; patience is obviously not my strong suit.)  I thought it was going to be a disaster from the start.  Way to be optimistic, eh?

The idea sounded doable but I wasn’t really sure how many raspberries to put in the mixture, how liquefied it would end up, and then if the chocolate would actually solidify on top of it.

SO MANY UNKNOWNS.

I cooked the raspberry + chia seed mixture and it was way juicier than I was thinking it should be, but I kept on with the plan.

I poured the chocolate overtop and thought, that doesn’t look like enough.  Ahh!  But in the freezer it went.

These were tricky because I kind of needed to wait for the photo shoot to be complete before giving it a taste test. And I had to keep rushing them back to the freezer so they would re-solidify…I won’t lie, they were being a tad uncooperative.

Toppling over,  oozing out the center of the cups…

Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry Cups | Valentine's Day | Vegan | www.thepamperedvegan.comAll the while wondering if I’m wasting my time shooting a terrible tasting Dark Chocolate + Caramel Raspberry treat.

Finally, the shoot was over. Back in the freezer they went (albeit not for long) and then I realized after the 15th “taste test” that these was “really good!”

As in, I could not stop eating them.

Ziv went back to the freezer a few days later asking “where are those chocolate things you made?”

Oh my sweet darling boy, those were gone dayyyyyyyyyys ago.. Oops :)

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