Healthy Dark Chocolate Date Caramel Cups
  1. Line 10 cups of a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave for 3 minutes at 50% power or over a double broiler. Scoop about 1/2 tablespoons of the melted chocolate into each lined cup. Shake pan to smooth out the chocolate. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. While the muffin tin chills, puree dates in a food processor. Puree until smooth, streaming the warm water in a little bit at a time. Scrape the sides of the processor as needed and add enough warm water to make the dates into a caramel-like paste. This process will take a little bit of time so be patient.
  4. After 15 minutes, take the muffin tin out of the freezer. Scoop about 1 tbsp of the caramel mixture on top of the chocolate in the muffin cups. Flatten slightly**, leaving a little bit of chocolate available around the edges. Place in freezer again to chill for 5 more minutes.
Recipe Notes

*You may need to add more chocolate than this as you go, it depends on how generous your spoonfuls are as you go. Just keep adding and melting more as you need. **TIP: The date caramel will be STICKY. So, when flattening it out, I suggest either spraying your hand with some nonstick spray or by wetting your fingers with some water. This will minimize the stickiness and allow you to flatten the caramel into nice circles with smooth tops.