Dark Chocolate Caramels (Paleo, Dairy Free)

A plate of caramel chocolates reminiscent of a Rolo but these are paleo and dairy free!

When life gives you extra caramel, you make Dark Chocolate Caramels (Paleo, Dairy Free)!

Last year, when I first made my caramel glazed donuts for my cookbook photoshoot, I was left with half a pot of delicious caramel sauce and nothing to do with it. And by nothing, I mean play chocolatier and make pretty little Paleofied Rolos! But before doing so, I also poured some warm caramel into these cute little molds and wrapped them in parchment paper for gifts! I am sure that the possibilities of this caramel are endless!

I took the easy way out and used enjoy life chocolate chips, but you can use the coating from my chocolate truffles if you'd prefer to have a version using honey.

And as an added bonus –  some reviews are in for my book and some of the bloggers are giving away copies as well! Be sure to read their full reviews and enter on their sites for a chance to win!

The Spunky Coconut

Kelly says “First I made macadamia waffles. Oh. My. Goodness. They are out-of-this-world. Then tonight I made hamburger buns. To quote Zoe: “These are the best burgers EVER.” We loved them. A lot.”

Taylor Made it Paleo  (ends in 1 week)

Taylor says “Danielle has created a paleo version of almost everything in Against All Grain, (even chips and salsa!), and I have no doubt it would help to make the transition easier for many people out there”

Mommypotamus (giveaway ends in 2 days!)

Heather says “Just about every dish you’ve ever adored can be found in these pages, only yummier and free of processed junk. The photography is a feast for the eyes – sure to inspire you even on the days you don’t want to cook! My favorite part: Though Danielle’s vibrance is most definitely behind every recipe, she’s also right in front, sharing the story of her transformation.”

Rubies & Radishes (ends in 4 days)

Arsy says “The photos are stunning and every recipe looks incredible.”







Dark Chocolate Caramels (Paleo, Dairy Free)


SERVES: 2 dozen

Cuisine: American

Category: Candy

PREP TIME: 45 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 60 mins



  1. Bring the honey to low boil and simmer for 10 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally until the honey is deep amber color.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the almond butter, unsalted butter, vanilla, and water. Let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  3. Pour caramel out onto a tray lined with parchment paper and cool to room temperature, for about 30 minutes and the caramel is pliable.
  4. Gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl set over boiling water, or a double boiler.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate into candy molds, filling half way full.
  6. Pinch off small pieces of caramel and roll into a ball between your hands. Place the caramel at the center of the chocolate. Continue filling the molds to the top with chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate to harden for 1 hour.

Keywords: dairy free, paleo, chocolate candy, kids, caramel