My favorite childhood candy was Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate. I ate *a lot* of them! Now that I’m a real foodie and not a fan of conventional chocolate (or chocolate companies) I look for alternatives.
These homemade rolos are better than the originals because they don’t contain any of the junk. I used this cute little mold that I found on Amazon, soy-free chocolate chips and homemade caramel. So good!
- 1 cup soy-free chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut butter (buy here or make your own) or 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 4 TBS unsalted butter or coconut oil
- 2 cups coconut sugar
- 2 pastured egg yolks
- 1 cup coconut cream (or pastured cream)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Melt chocolate and coconut butter or oil.
- Fill candy molds halfway up with chocolate mixture and place in refrigerator to set.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter or oil.
- Add coconut sugar and stir until melted with butter/oil. It will have a taffy-like consistency if using butter but if using coconut oil it will just looked mixed.
- Add egg yolks, coconut cream or cream.
- Whisk thoroughly and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
- Allow to chill in refrigerator.
- Place a small amount of caramel in the center of the chocolate, being careful not to let it touch the sides of the mold.
- Fill the rest of the way up with chocolate and place back into the refrigerator to harden.
- Pop out of molds and enjoy!
These are so fun! Bet you can’t eat just one!
What was your favorite childhood candy?
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).