20 Salted Caramel Desserts So Delicious You'll Want to Lick the Screen
CHOCOLATE CHUNK HAZELNUT COOKIES
We did a happy dance when we saw the words "salted," "caramel," "hazelnut," and "chocolate" all in one recipe title. Angie Dudley from the Bakerella blog uses two unusual products that make her cookies stand out: salted caramel hazelnut spread and jumbo semisweet chocolate pieces – the latter gives you "melty chocolate," she says, "in every warm little…or big bite."
Layers of chocolate cake, swiss meringue buttercream, and ganache all get topped with a hefty pour of scratch-made salted caramel. Get the recipe HERE.
APPLE HAND PIES
All the flavors of a caramel apple, tucked into a little buttery, flaky pie crust. Get the recipe HERE.
Four ingredient magic! All you need is milk chocolate, mini pretzels, caramel candies, and sea salt to make this happen. How could that go wrong? Get the recipe HERE.
This interactive dessert takes less than five minutes and is perfect for entertaining on cool fall evenings.
In a small saucepan, add 1 ½ cups store-bought caramel sauce, ½ cup sweetened condensed milk, and ½ tsp. fine sea salt over medium heat until barely simmering. Remove from heat and serve with apple wedges.
SWEET & SALTY MILKSHAKE
SALTED CARAMEL CUPCAKES
More is more. These cupcakes from Cookies and Cups are filled with gooey homemade salted caramel before being frosted with caramel buttercream, sprinkled with crunchy sea salt and drizzled with even more caramel.
CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE CAKE
This eye-popping dessert from the Shugary Sweets blog is made with layers of dark chocolate cake and creamy cheesecake, and topped with salted caramel and chocolate ganache. The only thing that could make this better is a giant glass of milk.
SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN
We love salty popcorn, but when you add a sweet component? It becomes more than just a snack – it becomes everything. 12 Tomatoes's caramel corn recipe switches out corn syrup for maple syrup – genius.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES
What kind of brilliant mind thinks to wrap a Milky Way Simply Caramel bar with chocolate-chip cookie dough then finish it off with a drizzle of more caramel and salt? Two minds actually, and they belong to the mother-daughter blogging team of Julie and Maddie at Tastes of Lizzy.
These fudgy treats are so delicious and simple, warns Bianca of the Confessions of a Chocoholic, that “I wanted to make another batch immediately after the first was done.” The secrets of the treats: Mini caramel-filled chocolates baked into the dough and a sprinkle of espresso salt.
SALTED CARAMEL PUDDING
If the only pudding you've ever made came out of a box – no shame, but consider upgrading to this dream dessert. Says blogger Sarah of Snixy Kitchen, "This stuff is what I imagine angels eat while they sit around on puffy white clouds discussing whatever it is that blissful angels talk about." It's that heavenly!
BAKED CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS
SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
There are many things you can do with salted caramel sauce – pour over ice cream, drizzle over sliced apples, mix with popcorn – but with this recipe from Georgia of Comfort of Cooking, you'll want to fill up a bathtub and soak in it. She tweaks hers with vanilla bean paste, which she says "really amps up the fragrance." We're ready, rubber ducky and all.
MARSHMALLOW CEREAL TREATS
Even diehard fans of traditional Rice Krispies Treats will be singing the praises of this version made with homemade salted caramel. "You can make these in, like, 15 minutes tops," says Kate from Our Best Bites, "and then if you freeze them, you're never more than 30 minutes away from salty/caramel-y/crispy/chewy/perfect texture-y goodness." Now that's a cool tip!
Is it a cookie or a candy? Actually, it's both! Calling it "harmony in the form of dessert," Susan of Doughmesstic bakes a buttery cookie that she tops with sweet caramel. "And both just sing once the sea salt is sprinkled on top." They're playing our song!
Need a little help whipping up that salted caramel? Watch this short step-by-step video from the Cooking Channel for an easy tutorial.