Mexican Mole Sauce

Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce used in Mexican cuisine. This version is an easy, savoury, gluten-free Mole sauce recipe using our couverture chocolate.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free BBQ sauce (use your favourite regular sauce if you are not eating gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free chicken stock  (use your favourite brand if you are not eating gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dark or milk couverture chocolate (equivalent to one 56g chocolate bar — we prefer dark chocolate but a mix of dark and milk is good too. You can also use our chocolate drops or couverture bars.)
  • Extra chocolate to nibble while you cook (of course)


  1. Combine olive oil and garlic in saucepan and sauté on medium heat.
  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate and stir well.
  3. Turn heat to low and add chocolate. Whisk well to ensure chocolate doesn’t burn and mixes completely.
  4. Once chocolate is melted, sauce is ready to add to your planned dish. If too thick, add a very small amount of olive oil to thin if necessary.
  5. Delicious with chicken in your favourite Mexican recipes, or on flat bread (pictured).

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