Take a break from pumpkin spice and try these salted caramel snacks!

By Andrea Beck
September 25, 2019
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Usually, fall belongs to pumpkin products—pumpkin coffees, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin pies, plus a pumpkin spice version of all of your year-round favorites. As much as we love pumpkin, there are plenty of other flavors to celebrate this fall. Salted caramel is one of them, and it’s just as good as pumpkin spice when added to fall desserts. Celebrate this sweet and salty flavor combo with these tasty treats.

Courtesy of Pillsbury

1. Pillsbury's Salted Caramel Apple Cookies

If you love caramel apples, start here. Pillsbury’s Salted Caramel Apple Cookies are back this fall, and they look so yummy. Like many of Pillsbury’s other cookie doughs, all you have to do is bake and eat. It’s quicker than mixing up a batch of cookies yourself so you can be biting into a sugar cookie with tart apple and salted caramel in almost no time (14 to 18 minutes of bake time and 5 minutes of cooling, if you can refrain that long). Packages of dough have been available at Walmart in the past, but you can also order them on Pillsbury’s website and find them in the refrigerated section at local grocery chains like Hy-Vee.

Courtesy of Amazon

2. Bailey's Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

For all of you non-pumpkin spice fans, enjoy this salted caramel cold brew in the morning instead of swinging by Starbucks for a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Don’t worry, even though it’s made by Bailey’s, each can of this cold brew is alcohol-free. And since it comes in cans, you don’t even have to grab a travel mug to take it on the go. Right now, you can buy a case on Amazon, but it looks like it’s also in stock at local chains like Meijer, and we expect it to be more widely available soon.

Buy It: Bailey's Salted Caramel Cold Brew 12-pack, $28.68, Amazon

3. Milky Way Salted Caramel Bar

We’re all familiar with the chocolate nougat and caramel filling inside of traditional Milky Way bars, but now they’re ramping up the classic with salted caramel. Milky Way teased the release of this new candy bar at the end of August, but now we’re closer to its arrival. Officially, it won’t be available until January 2020, but it’s supposed to roll out at Walmart first in October 2019. Count down the days and scour the shelves, because you should start spotting it soon!

Courtesy of Nestlé Toll House.

4. Nestlé Toll House Sea Salt Caramel Baking Truffles

Thanks to Nestlé Toll House, you can add salted caramel flavor to just about any fall treat you want. Alongside their pumpkin spice and peppermint flavors, Nestlé also released Sea Salt Caramel Baking Truffles as an exclusive at Kroger. They’re bigger and gooier than regular chocolate chips, and when you add them to cookies or brownies, salted caramel will ooze out of every bite.

Courtesy of Blue Bell

5. Blue Bell Salted Caramel Cookie Ice Cream

Blue Bell has wowed us with their ice cream flavors before—their Christmas Cookies flavor sold out a month before the actual holiday in 2017. Their latest limited-edition flavor sounds just as good as the rest. Salted Caramel Cookie features caramel ice cream with vanilla cream-filled cookies and swirls of salted caramel. You can usually find Blue Bell at grocery stores all across the South, but go quickly before this new flavor sells out, too.

We firmly believe this salty and sweet flavor is giving pumpkin spice a run for its money. Keep an eye out for more trendy salted caramel treats while you’re scanning the grocery store shelves, and if you just can’t wait to taste it for yourself, try making your own yummy salted caramel desserts at home.

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