Last Minute Desserts: Dulce De Leche Caramel Chocolate Cups

Last Minute Desserts: Dulce De Leche Caramel Chocolate Cups

How often are you caught needing a last minute dessert?  This simple dessert comes together in minutes and just needs to set or another 15 minutes or so.  Semi-homemade desserts come in handy when you need something fast but fresh. 

You definitely want to put this dulce de Leche recipe in your rotation. We have updated these photos since the original post. 20 Easy Desserts to Feed a Crowd.

Last Minute Desserts: Dulce De Leche Caramel Chocolate Cups 2The other weekend I was sitting at my son’s basketball game when I realized I needed to bring a dessert to a party that evening. Not being prepared at all, I was a little stunned. I would have to buy something instead of making a dessert.

However, after browsing the bakery aisle I was reminded of a dessert I had made many years ago that will take only a few minutes to put together. Last minute desserts were a crowd pleaser too.

 

What you need to make these last-minute quick caramel desserts

All you need is to pick up some

  • Phyllo cups
  • a can of dulce de leche 
  • chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts (optional but recommended)

 

I told you this is going to be easy. I have found that these phyllo cups are now coming already baked which cuts your time down as well.

Ok now the hard part…. LOL

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Add a dollop of the dulce de leche into each baked phyllo pastry cup. (Follow the baking directions on the package) I found keeping them in the plastic trays was very easy.

While you are doing this, melt 1 cup of double chocolate morsels. (I used Ghiradelli extra dark as I had that on hand)

 

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Then spoon some chocolate over the Dulce de leche or caramel.

 

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Top with nuts and allow the chocolate to set. 

This could not be simpler. I placed my trays into the freezer for a few minutes to set.

caramel chocolate tartlets

The best thing about this last-minute dessert idea is that it is also a make-ahead dessert recipe. You can make these cups and once they have set, cover them with some saran wrap and keep in the freezer until you are ready to serve them.

 

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I purchased some bakery goods as well and made my platter for the party. I did notice the macaroons were still on the platter and these Caramel-Chocolate tartlets were all gone. Love the flavor combination of Caramel and Chocolate, be sure and check out this Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bites Recipe too.

 

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Other Last Minute Dessert Ideas:

3 Ingredient Ice Cream Cake

Slutty Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Berry Bites

Dulce De Leche Recipe: Caramel Chocolate Tartlets. 

Caramel Chocolate Tartlet

Caramel Chocolate Tartlet

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Caramel Chocolate Tartlets are the perfect bite size dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 1 13.4 oz can Dulce De Leche
  • 2 2.1 oz pkg frozen mini Phyllo Pastry Shells
  • 1 cup Double Chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cup roasted salted peanuts, pecans or both

Instructions

  1. Make sure cups or cooked or thawed per directions Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon dulce de leche into each pastry shell
  2. Microwave chocolate morsels in a small glass bowl or measuring cup for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave until melted Spoon 1 tsp chocolate over dulce de leche. Sprinkle tarlets with nuts
  3. Freeze 1 minute to set chocolate. YOu can freeze them covered or in a zip lock bag for later use.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 104 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 7mg Sodium 33mg Carbohydrates 16g Fiber 0g Sugar 12g Protein 2g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
 What are your favorite last-minute desserts?

Pin this for when you are looking for a quick and easy dessert that comes together in minutes. 

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2 Comments

  1. These look absolutely delicious, I really want to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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