Salted Mocha Caramel Lava Cookies – plus a giveaway

Mocha Caramel Lava Cookies - from plus a giveaway

I know we’re all up to our eyebrows in Holiday dressings and pumpkin bars right now…but this cookie recipe is worth stashing in your ‘must try’ folder for 2014.  It’s Awesome.

Originally perfected by a young wonderfully talented British baker named Izy, creator of ‘Topped With Cinnamon‘, they are chewy and gooey and overall like a few bites of heaven.  Have a napkin ready to wipe the drool when you check out her video recipe for Izy’s ‘Salted Caramel + Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookie’ recipe.  It’s Awesome too!

Of course, Izy’s version is just perfection.  But then it wouldn’t be natural if I didn’t tinker with the ingredients a bit.  Izy’s recipe is not Vegan.  And I wanted to try something without the Nutella that had more of a Mocha/ Caramel background.  So, like thousands of non-dairy eaters out there, I dropped the eggs and added 2 Tbs. of flax mixed with water.  I used molasses, Vegan butter and ground coffee  instead of the cocoa and used a  caramel sunflower seed butter cup from  for the filling in place of Nutella and the  Cadbury candy.  I also topped mine with some whole pecans that I pressed into the top of my gigantic cookie while it was still about half cooked.

Definitely don’t change the coarse sea salt sprinkled on top though.

Mocha Caramel Lava Cookies - from plus a giveaway

The ‘Lava’ name came from my impatience in letting this big cookie cool some after baking and once I pulled it some – hot gooey caramel filling came pouring out of a crack in the top like a volcano.  I’m pretty sure if I had let it come to room temperature first, the filling would have stayed inside and firmed up.  But the taste wasn’t effected by the eruption, just the messy fingers breaking it into pieces.  I made 5″ wide cookies in my crock pot per Kathy Hester’s wisdom.  Each one takes about 20 minutes in a small crock.

Mocha Caramel Lava Cookies - from plus a giveaway

The mocha flavor comes from a few tablespoons of Puro Fairtrade Coffee or you could use a coffee substitute like Cafix as well.

puro-logoPuro Fairtrade Coffee comes from a company Miko.  They are based in Belgium and are one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world. Their passion for crafting coffee dates back to 1801. All coffee from Puro is Fairtrade, but uniquely, Puro works in partnership with a rainforest charity called World Land Trust and money from each bag of Puro coffee is used to buy and protect areas of rainforest in coffee producing countries. Puro has protected more than 3000 hectares of rainforest rich in biodiversity through the creation of 3 Puro Coffee Rainforest Reserves in Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.  

Despite being available in more than 40 countries, Puro is yet to reach the USA coffee market and they are in the process of appointing a distributor.

Puro Coffee Giftpack Giveaway from

In the meanwhile however, one of my lucky readers can get their hands on a giftpack containing the following:

1 x Puro Bio-Organic 250g: Medium roast combining soft notes of sweet chocolate with tangy citrus.

1 x Puro Noble 250g: Rich and lively medium roast, with hints of fruit and hazelnut.

1 x Puro Fuerte 250g: Fragrant roast with a touch of spice and a full body

1 x Puro Fairtrade Hot Chocolate Sachet

9 x Puro Fairtrade Brown Sugar Sticks

1 x Puro Cup and Saucer

The contest will run through December 10th and is open to worldwide readers over 18 years old.

 You can enter to win  HERE


Thanks Puro, and THANKS Izy!       Enjoy!  ♥

 1 year ago I was spreading around lots of this:  Sprouted Mustard Seed Blackberry Vinaigrette

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15 thoughts on “Salted Mocha Caramel Lava Cookies – plus a giveaway

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  2. narf77

    These look the bomb…too hot to bake at the moment and am doing my best not to resort to parading around the kitchen in the buff but I don’t want to pay for therapy for the dogs (yet…) so I will stay partially clad at least. As soon as it cools down enough for me to think about cooking these babies are MINE!

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Can’t help you with your wardrobe dilemmas but if you make these up in a slow cooker, the heat CAN be beat.
      Sent you an invite to a fab Vegan Community board on Pinterest. Enjoy…what ever you’re wearing ;0

      1. narf77

        This is going OFF on Pinterest…just headed over in between making the dogs tea and getting our own evening meal on and there you were all OVER the place! Looks like you certainly struck a chord with this one 🙂

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