These chocolate coins are inspired by my love for the chocolate-salt-caramel flavor combination, and my fascination with edible money. To this day, if I'm in a store and I see those little mesh bags of chocolate coins, I immediately turn into a 5-year-old. Those foil wrapped chocolates were, for whatever reason, my absolute favorite. Come on, money and chocolate in one shiny package…beautiful.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 coins
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Pour about 1 inch of water into the bottom of a saucepan and place over medium-low heat; bring the water to a simmer and turn off the heat. Place a stainless steel bowl over the saucepan. Put the chocolate in the bowl and soften over the hot water.

  • Place the sugar in a small skillet over medium-low heat and cook until it forms a dark liquid and begins to bubble, 7 to 9 minutes. Carefully pour the cream over the caramelized sugar. Cook and stir the mixture until the caramelized sugar is dissolved into the cream; immediately remove from heat. Pour the hot cream mixture over the warmed chocolate; stir quickly with a spatula until completely incorporated.

  • Drop the mixture by the teaspoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Top each portion with a sprinkle of sea salt. Cover with plastic wrap. Gently press a second baking sheet onto the chocolate coins to flatten. Chill in refrigerator until firm. Dust with the cocoa.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 3.2g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 14.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
If you truly love and appreciate chocolate make these delicious decadent beauties then hide them in your secret chocolate hiding spot! You know what I'm talking about! When you 've had one of those days the kids are whining rough day at work the husband can't find his favorite socks go to your secret spot and pull one of these babies out. Everything will be all right...... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2011
They are only as good as the chocolate you use:) Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
If you truly love and appreciate chocolate make these delicious decadent beauties then hide them in your secret chocolate hiding spot! You know what I'm talking about! When you 've had one of those days the kids are whining rough day at work the husband can't find his favorite socks go to your secret spot and pull one of these babies out. Everything will be all right...... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
Chocolate is not my favorite flavor but I do love a good dark chocolate truffle-tasting bite now and then. This one is perfect! I watched Chef John do his video and it was spot-on-perfect! And so was the resulting bite! Yum! Update: When I made these again I had trouble with the caramel. It's kind of tricky. I LOVE the flavor of them when they turned out the first time--but they got mealy the next time. The salt is perfect with them---you only use a few grains of salt on each one. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2012
Yummy when i get my coffee n he am they have these little dark choc.caramel/ salt candies tried one and loved it. But they are1.25 ea. 2 weeks later i see this recipe on here. Thank you! Saving me money. I had a little trouble with the sugar didn't look like video and wasn't a lot of caramel taste but still yummy. I will make them again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
Really easy recipe! I took a step further to make it even easier by using the microwave to melt my chocolate. It's a great tip I learnt from Ina Garten. Tempering chocolate in the microwave is so easy. If you want to try make sure you put the chocolate in a microwave friendly bowl and check on it a minute at the time so you don't end up burning the chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2011
They are only as good as the chocolate you use:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
I used premium dark chocolate 60% cacao and these were incredibly delicious! Thanks for this awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2011
These were not good at all. The chocolate and caramel was ok but it did not set up it became limp and the sea salt was GROSS. they might have been ok without the seasalt but I was disappointed. they sounded better than they turned out. Bummer Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
they were a hit. substituted milk melted butter for cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
Tried this for the first time for a Christmas get together at work. Everyone that likes dark chocolate raved about them. they are just as creamy and easy to make as was shown on the video. If you like dark chocolate these are a must have. Read More
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