Salted Caramel Recipes

Sweet and salty. Gooey and crunchy. Together, salt and caramel create some seriously irresistible flavors. We've collected our favorite melt-in-your-mouth salted caramel recipes for you to try, from decadent cupcakes to crunchy candies and beautiful pies.

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    Salted Caramel Pots de Creme

    Gorgeous, melt-in-your-mouth pots de creme are the definition of dessert indulgence. The creamy, sweet custard is perfectly balanced by the slightest crunch of savory fleur de sel, or flaked sea salt.

    To make ahead: Simply prepare as directed and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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    Salted Caramel Apple Pie

    You’ll never buy a store-bought apple pie again after one bite of our salted caramel spin on the classic holiday pie recipe. A pretty topping of easy piecrust coins, a sprinkle of sea salt, and an indulgent drizzle of homemade caramel sauce is the perfect finale to our showstopping pie.  

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    Salted Caramel Flan with Blackberries

    Put aside your flan fears: Anyone can make our spin on the classic Spanish dessert. Our recipe walks you through the basics to make our sophisticated salted caramel flan topped with fresh blackberries.

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    Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce

    Waking up is so much easier when indulgent French toast is on the menu. Thick-sliced Texas toast is filled with a creamy mascarpone-pecan mixture, then baked until golden. A homemade salted caramel-banana sauce takes the place of syrup (trust us: you won't miss it one bit).

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    Shake Up Your Cooking with Sea Salt!

    Bored of the same-old flavors? Learn how to spice up everyday recipes with sea salt.

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    Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

    Salted caramel, fudge, and bourbon? Count us in! Rich, airy chocolate cupcakes are topped with a decadent fudge frosting and a serious dollop of caramel-bourbon sauce for a batch of cupcakes everyone will love.

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    Salty and Chewy Cashew-Caramel Bars

    Caramel and chocolate bring the sweet, while cashews and pretzels bring on the irresistible salty crunch that make our decadent bar recipe a truly remarkable treat. Take it over the top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce.

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    Salt and Pink Peppercorn Caramels

    Sea salt and pink peppercorns balance the sweetness of homemade caramels with just the right amount of salt and spice. Wrap each caramel in wax paper and pack into decorative boxes for a delicious food gift.

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    Salted Caramel-Ginger Macarons

    With melted vanilla caramel filling and fluffy ginger cookies, our spin on the classic French treat is tres magnifique. A dash of sea salt is hidden inside of each macaron for a delicious savory surprise.

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    Marbelous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

    Chocolate, peanut butter, and a rich salted caramel glaze add up to one rich and fluffy cake. Salty roasted peanuts and a dash of sea salt give each bite of this marbled cake its touch of crunchy texture.

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    Chocolate Carnutty Bars

    Satisfy your sweet tooth in a flash with these chewy-crunchy bar cookies. With easy shortcut ingredients such as white cake mix and caramel ice cream topping, you can make a batch in less than an hour.

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    Salted Peanut Bars

    Candy meets cookie in these tasty 30-minute caramel bars. A pretzel crust makes a tasty base for the layers of gooey caramel peanuts that beat any candy bar from the corner market.

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    Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

    Perfect for a party, these cute thumbprints are filled with rich caramel and topped with a hint of sea salt. The dark chocolate drizzle adds an extra touch of elegance.

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    Salted Chocolate-Caramel Clusters

    Our adorable take on caramel turtles makes the perfect food gift -- although you might not want to give any away! Just melt caramels and dark chocolate over crunchy pecans and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

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    Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds

    These chewy treats hide a sweet surprise: Melted, chocolate-covered caramels. Top each batch with a drizzle of melted caramel and a sprinkle of coarse salt for delicious, crowd-pleasing cookies.

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