Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups

Indulge in the ultimate sweet and salty dessert! 🍫✨ Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups are now on the blog. Dive into layers of rich chocolate and luscious caramel.Top it off with a sprinkle of sea salt for the perfect finishing touch. These decadent mousse cups are sure to satisfy all your cravings. Enjoy every spoonful of this heavenly treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups are a decadent treat that combines the richness of chocolate with the sweetness of caramel, all topped off with a hint of salt for that perfect balance of flavors. The creamy mousse and gooey caramel nestled in a chocolate cup create a dessert that is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.


Chocolate Cup Ingredients:

  • Muffin liners (jumbo or regular)
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Mousse Ingredients:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (dark, milk, semi-sweet, etc.)

Salted Caramel Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Chocolate curls or shavings
  • Coarse salt (e.g., kosher salt)


  1. To Prepare Cups: Melt the chocolate at 50% power in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Line a muffin tin with liners. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of chocolate into each, spreading it 3/4 up the sides with a paintbrush or spoon for a thick coat. Let harden completely, then peel away the liner.
  2. To Prepare the Mousse: Whisk egg yolks and sugar. Heat 1 cup cream with vanilla and salt until hot. Gradually mix half into yolks, then return all to the pot. Cook on low until thickened (170ºF). Stir in chocolate until melted, chill 1-2 hours. Make caramel. Whip remaining cream to stiff peaks, fold into chocolate.
  3. To Prepare the Caramel: Cook sugar and corn syrup until dark caramel forms. Add butter and cream (it will bubble), then salt and vanilla. Smooth out any lumps.
  4. To Assemble: Spoon caramel into cups, add mousse, top with more caramel, salt, and chocolate curls. Chill 4 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 1 Hour | Cooking Time: 20 Min | Total Time: 7 H & 20 M | Servings: 6


Store the Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cups in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze the assembled cups (without toppings) for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a quicker version, you can use store-bought chocolate cups instead of making your own.
  • Customize the mousse by using your favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s dark, milk, or semi-sweet, to suit your taste preferences.
  • Adjust the level of salt in the caramel according to your preference for a more or less pronounced salty flavor.

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