Salted Caramel Recipes

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds
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 desserts for you to try, including decadent cupcakes, crunchy candies, and beautiful pies.

Salted Caramel Pots de Creme

Melt-in-your-mouth pots de creme are the definition of dessert indulgence. The slightest crunch of savory fleur de sel, or flaked sea salt, balances the creamy, sweet custard.

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

Salted Caramel Fudge

Skip the time-consuming stirring at the stove with this fudge recipe: The ingredients melt in your slow cooker! Marble dulce de leche with white chocolate, then sprinkle with sea salt to make delicious squares of salted caramel fudge.

Salted Caramel Truffle Cheesecake Bars

We can't imagine a dessert much more decadent than this one. Chocolate truffle cheesecake sits on top of a sweet shortbread cookie crust. A spoonful of salted caramel sauce on top makes these bars a definite indulgence. Three layers of sweet perfection!

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. Easy piecrust coins, a sprinkle of sea salt, and a rich drizzle of homemade caramel sauce top our showstopping pie.  

Salted Caramel Brownies with Pretzel Crust

Get a double dose of sweet and salty when you serve fudgy brownies in a crunchy pretzel crust. Layer melted chocolate, caramel, and sea salt on top for a photo-worthy (and ridiculously delicious) finish.

Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Whiskey Butter Sauce

A bowl of warm bread pudding is a comfort. But when it has salted caramel whiskey butter sauce, it's wow. 

Salted Caramel Apples

Caramel and apples are a natural combination. But we think it is a tad bit better with a sprinkle of sea salt. Dip apples in caramel, then press on a few pinches of sea salt before the caramel hardens.

Salted Caramel Revel Bars

The salted caramel filling is so good that we aren't sure even this batch that serves 60 will be enough. 

Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce

Waking up is so much easier when French toast is on the menu. For this recipe, creamy mascarpone-pecan mixture fills Texas toast that is baked until golden. A homemade salted caramel-banana sauce takes the place of syrup. (Trust us, you won't miss it one bit.)

Salted Caramel-Chocolate-Bourbon Cupcakes

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

Salty and Chewy Cashew-Caramel Bars

Caramel and chocolate bring the sweet; cashews and pretzels bring the salty crunch. Together they make a remarkable treat. Take it over the top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and extra caramel sauce.

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 waxed paper and pack into decorative boxes for a tasty food gift.

Salted Caramel-Ginger Macarons

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

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Clusters

Our take on caramel turtles makes a food gift that you might be tempted to keep. And they're simple: Melt caramels and dark chocolate over crunchy pecans and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

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.

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. We think they beat any candy bar from the supermarket.

Marbelous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

Chocolate, peanut butter, and 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 a touch of crunch.

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Perfect for a party, these thumbprints are filled with rich caramel and topped with a hint of sea salt. On a scale of one to 10, these would be a 10—then the dark chocolate drizzle cranks things up to 11.

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds

These chewy treats hide a sweet surprise inside: melted, chocolate-covered caramels. Top each batch with even more melted caramel and a sprinkle of coarse salt for one of the most crowd-pleasing cookie recipes you'll ever bake.

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