Decadent Chocolate Tamales with Flaky Sea Salt


Discover a unique twist on a classic with our Decadent Chocolate Tamales with Flaky Sea Salt. These tamales blend the rich, deep flavors of chocolate with the subtle crunch of sea salt, wrapped in a soft, steamed corn husk. Perfect for chocolate lovers seeking something different, these tamales offer a delightful fusion of sweet and savory, creating an unforgettable gourmet experience.

Decadent Chocolate Tamales with Flaky Sea Salt

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 tamale

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 150mg


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) masa harina
  • 120 grams (4.2 ounces) dark chocolate, melted
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) sugar
  • 5 grams (0.18 ounces) flaky sea salt
  • 8 corn husks, soaked in water
  • 60 milliliters (2 ounces) milk
  • 5 grams (0.18 ounces) baking powder

Method of Preparation

  1. Mix masa harina, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Beat in the softened butter and melted chocolate.
  3. Gradually add milk until the dough is soft and spreadable.
  4. Spread the dough evenly over the center of each soaked corn husk.
  5. Fold the sides of the husk over the dough, then fold the bottom up.
  6. Place the tamales in a steamer and cook for about 60 minutes.
  7. Let tamales cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt on top.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the masa dough is moist but not sticky for the best texture.
  • Do not overfill the corn husks to prevent spillage during steaming.
  • Let the tamales rest for a few minutes after steaming for easier unwrapping.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

Yes, milk chocolate can be used for a sweeter, milder flavor.

How do I store leftover tamales?

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can these be made vegan?

Absolutely! Substitute butter with a vegan alternative and use dairy-free chocolate.