Mexican Mole Sauce

Our friends at Cut Cooking developed an easy, savoury, gluten-free Mole sauce recipe using our couverture chocolate.

"Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce used in Mexican cuisine. It usually requires many ingredients and is a labor of love to create. We LOVE Mole but not the process involved to make this incredible sauce. So in true CUT style, we set out to make a comparable Mole that was accessible and still authentic to every chef. We succeeded and are excited to share our recipe with you all!"

Read Cut Cooking's full post here.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup gluten free BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup gluten free chicken stock
  • 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 eat — 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. Time to test the chocolate. Eat 2 squares of chocolate or a handful of chocolate bits :)
  4. Turn heat to low and add chocolate. Whisk well to ensure chocolate doesn’t burn and mixes completely.
  5. 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.
  6. Delicious with chicken in your favourite Mexican recipes, or on flat bread (pictured).

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