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50 Ways to Eat Salted Caramel

From cupcakes and brownies to pies and apples, I’m sharing 50 ways to eat salted caramel.

Here are 50 different ways to eat salted caramel including salted caramel apple pie, apple pie bars, ice cream topping, pumpkin muffins, coconut cupcakes, shortbread bars, and so much more! Recipes on sallysbakingaddiction.com

One of my assistants, Hilari, visited this week and we baked and tested 12 recipes. TWELVE!! Can you believe it? That’s more than I can do in a month! (By the way both freezers are stocked with about 1,200 cookies.)

I was all ready and prepared to share a new recipe today, but this busy week kept me in the kitchen. Instead, I’m answering a question many of you have asked over the years…

What can I eat with salted caramel?

As it turns out, salted caramel is the most loved recipe on my website. Made from only 4 simple ingredients in only 10 minutes, this homemade caramel is fresh, salty, sweet, and irresistibly buttery. No candy thermometer required and the possibilities are endless. So today I’m showing you 50 different ways to eat salted caramel and trust me, after trying this 1 time… you’ll be hooked like the rest of us. For reference, here is my salted caramel recipe.

Pies with Salted Caramel

1. SALTED CARAMEL APPLE GALETTE

Galettes are friendly, approachable, and my favorite: low maintenance. This apple galette is 97% easier than homemade pie, and is topped with liquid gold chopped walnuts, and ice cream!

As delicious and impressive as pie, but half the work! This salted caramel apple galette is the easiest Fall dessert. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

2. CARAMEL APPLE TURNOVERS

Flaky apple turnovers are so easy to make using frozen puff pastry: simply stuff and bake! You’ll love them warm with caramel drizzled on top.

Super easy, flaky hot apple turnovers with delicious salted caramel on top! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

3. APPLE PIE BAKED APPLES

Everything you love about apple pie– the gooey cinnamon filling, the warm apples, the buttery homemade pie crust– all baked inside an apple and topped with salted caramel sauce.

Apple pie baked inside an apple! Topped with buttery lattice pie crust and salted caramel sauce. Easy apple pie recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

4. CARAMEL PEAR PIE

Caramel Pear Pie (!!) There’s 1/2 cup of homemade salted caramel in the pear filling plus a generous drizzle on top for all of us crazy caramel lovers.

Sweet and succulent cinnamon pear pie with homemade caramel and a buttery pie crust! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

5. SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE BARS

Buttery shortbread crust + brown sugary oat streusel + gooey cinnamon apples + liquid gold = salted caramel apple pie bars!!

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are mind-blowing delicious! So much easier to make than an entire apple pie, too. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

6. SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE

Three parts to love about this apple pie: 1) a buttery, flaky crust, 2) salted caramel, and 3) cinnamon-spiced apples.

Absolutely delicious salted caramel apple pie with homemade salted caramel and lattice pie crust! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

7. APPLE HAND PIES

Drizzled with the good stuff, these apple hand pies are both delicious and adorable! PS: This was a Sally’s Baking Challenge recipe this year!

Apple hand pies with homemade buttery flaky pie crust and juicy apple pie filling! Topped with salted caramel, these mini apple pies are both delicious and adorable. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

8. DEEP DISH APPLE PIE

Each bite of my deep dish apple pie is stacked with sweet and spiced apples. Top it with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel because CLEARLY we don’t mess around when it comes to apple pie.

Deep dish apple pie with layers and layers of delicious apple slices and buttery flaky pie crust! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

COOKIES

9. CARAMEL APPLE SPICE THUMBPRINTS

Apple spice thumbprint cookies are completely irresistible and so simple to make!

Apple spice thumbprint cookies filled with homemade caramel! These delicious fall cookies are completely irresistible and so simple to make! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

10. CHOCOLATE TURTLE COOKIES

These chocolate turtle cookies are super fudgy, soft, and topped with pecans and warm caramel. Like your favorite turtle chocolate candies in cookie form!

Chocolate Turtle Cookies - like your favorite turtle chocolate candies in cookie form! Recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

11. SALTED CARAMEL CINNAMON MACARONS

Homemade macarons with a cinnamon sprinkle! I can’t get over how unbelievable they taste. Have you tried French macarons yet?

DIY French macaron cookies with cinnamon and salted caramel buttercream filling! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

12. MIDNIGHT BROWNIE COOKIES

A recipe from the pages of my cookbook Sally’s Cookie Addiction, these deep, dark, and decadent brownie cookies are elevated when drizzled with warm salted caramel. Talk about DESSERT!

Midnight brownie cookies with salted caramel on sallysbakingaddiction.com

CAKES + CUPCAKES

13. BANANA CUPCAKES

A delicious drizzle tops off these perfectly spiced banana cupcakes.

Super-moist and flavorful banana cupcakes with creamy CINNAMON cream cheese frosting on top! Easy recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

14. SNICKERS CHEESECAKE

Super decadent and rich Snickers cheesecake with peanut butter and chocolate swirl, peanuts, Snickers candy bars, and salted caramel on top! If your cheesecake ends up cracking, the caramel can cover it all up. Magic.

Snickers Cheesecake with salted caramel on sallysbakingaddiction.com

15. PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BUNDT CAKE

Moist and dense, this pumpkin bundt cake delivers BIG. It’s studded with chocolate chips and covered with decadence… of course.

Deliciously moist pumpkin bundt cake with chocolate chips and caramel sauce on top! Pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

16. CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKES

Top homemade chocolate lava cakes (only 6 ingredients!) with salted caramel instead of chocolate sauce– a welcome addition to creamy ice cream and gooey chocolate.

How to make 6 ingredient chocolate lava cakes with easy step-by-step photos and a how-to video! EASY recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

17. APPLE SPICE CUPCAKES WITH SALTED CARAMEL FROSTING

Moist and flavorful apple spice cupcakes are literally fall in a cupcake.

Moist and flavorful apple spice cupcakes finished with a salted caramel frosting. No mixer required! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

18. PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

My new pumpkin cheesecake recipe features a delicious pumpkin spice swirl, rich and creamy cheesecake filling, a deliciously spiced and crunchy gingersnap cookie crust, and is topped with fresh whipped cream and salted caramel sauce.

This pumpkin cheesecake features a delicious pumpkin spice swirl, rich and creamy cheesecake filling, a deliciously spiced and crunchy gingersnap cookie crust, and is loaded with fresh whipped cream and salted caramel sauce. Pumpkin cheesecake recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

19. CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE BUNDT CAKE

Chocolate cream cheese bundt cake is completely over the top– and is finished off with something special.

This chocolate cream cheese bundt cake is completely over the top-- and is finished off with salted caramel. EASY recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

20. BANANA CUPCAKES WITH CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

As if these banana cupcakes could get any better… top with a drizzle of salted caramel to kick them up a notch! Banana + chocolate + peanut butter + caramel? OMG.

The ultimate trio of your favorite flavors! Super-moist banana chocolate chip cupcakes topped with milk chocolate and peanut butter swirled frosting. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

21. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE LAYER CAKE

For the ultimate decadence, sneak a little salted caramel in between each layer of my chocolate chip cookie cake OR generously pour some on top!

5 layers of chocolate chip cookies cake! Chocolate chip cookie layer cake with chocolate frosting recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

22. CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COCONUT CUPCAKES

There’s a double dose of caramel in these chocolate caramel coconut cupcakes! The filling is our cooled and thickened salted caramel.

Chocolate caramel coconut cupcakes with salted caramel filling, milk chocolate frosting, and fluffy coconut cupcakes! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

23. TRIPLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

This triple chocolate layer cake is basically naked without salted caramel on top.

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake. The fudgiest homemade chocolate cake ever! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

24. SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKES

Mini chocolate chip cheesecakes with a thick Oreo cookie crust and topped with homemade salted caramel sauce are made for sharing! They’re mini, they’re cute, they’re decadent, and they’re simply divine.

Mini chocolate chip cheesecakes with an Oreo cookie crust and homemade salted caramel. sallysbakingaddiction.com

25. CHAI CINNAMON SWIRL BUNDT CAKE

There’s only 1 thing that would make this chai cinnamon swirl bundt cake taste even better and you know exactly what it is.

Deliciously moist, soft, and buttery chai spice cinnamon bundt cake! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

26. ULTIMATE SNICKERS CUPCAKES

Because Snickers Cupcakes are nothing without it.

The ULTIMATE cupcake recipe! Learn how to make these Snickers Cupcakes on sallysbakingaddiction.com

27. CLASSIC CHEESECAKE

So many toppings to choose from! Might I suggest salted caramel sauce with my creamy classic cheesecake? Try my mini version, too.

Look no further for a creamy and smooth classic cheesecake recipe! Paired with a buttery graham cracker crust, no one can deny its simple decadence! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

FUN TREATS!

28. SALTED CARAMEL TURTLE BROWNIES

These aren’t your average turtle brownies – they’re the salted caramel variety and I have a feeling you’ll never go back to the basic again.

How to make salted caramel turtle brownies with homemade salted caramel and one bowl brownies!! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

29. APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS

Greeting us all at the corner of comfort food and calorie-laden are apple cinnamon rolls drowning in caramel icing. You have the option of making them in the morning OR you can get started the night before. Whichever you choose, the rolls bake up into this gorgeous golden brown color.

Fresh out of the oven, warm and gooey apple cinnamon rolls with delicious caramel icing on top! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

30. APPLE DESSERT PIZZA

Quite possibly the best pizza on the planet. Apple dessert pizza is complete with a snickerdoodle cookie crust and caramel cream cheese frosting!

This apple dessert pizza with caramel cream cheese frosting is a show stopped! It's simple to make and it's all prepared on a snickerdoodle cookie crust! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

31. SNICKERS CHEESECAKE BARS

Kicking myself every time I make these snickers cheesecake bars and forget to top with salted caramel. Don’t make my mistake!

8 Ingredient Snickers Cheesecake Bars - no one can resist these! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

32. CARAMEL APPLE CINNAMON SCONES

Homemade apple cinnamon scones with crunchy tops, warm centers, and caramel drizzles. H-e-a-v-e-n.

Homemade apple cinnamon scones with crunchy tops, warm centers, and caramel drizzles. Easy scone recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

33. LOADED CARAMEL DIPPED PRETZEL RODS

Salty pretzels covered in caramel and topped with your favorite candies. These loaded caramel dipped pretzels are kid-friendly, perfect for gift-giving and bake sales, and satisfy your salty/sweet tooth. They were the star of my latest Sprinkled episode! (10 minutes)

Salty pretzels dipped in homemade caramel and topped with sprinkles, toffee, chocolate chips, nuts, and more! Easy kid-friendly snack recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

34. SALTED CARAMEL PRETZEL CRUNCH BARS

Think of these salted caramel pretzel crunch bars as a homemade Twix bar but with crunchy pretzels stuffed inside. The caramel is salted, chocolate is semi-sweet, and there’s sea salt on top.

Shortbread, caramel, pretzels, and chocolate meet to create these completely addicting salted caramel pretzel crunch bars! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

35. PUMPKIN SCONES

Use salted caramel in place of maple icing for over the top pumpkin scones.Delicious and flaky pumpkin scones with maple icing! The best pumpkin spice fall breakfast! Easy scone recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

36. DARK CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

This chocolate bread pudding tastes like warm brownie squares, monkey bread, and French toast casserole all in one. Pair this with rivers of salted caramel, pockets of melty chocolate chips, juicy raspberries and fresh whipped cream on top… and you’ve got a mountain of chocolate covered deliciousness. I’m actually salivating typing this.

How to make dark chocolate bread pudding on sallysbakingaddiction.com

37. SNICKERS CARAMEL TART

Snickers caramel tart combines a toasty peanut crust with a caramel nut filling and peanut butter milk chocolate topping. Garnish her with chopped Snickers, salty peanut crumbs, and a drizzle of buttery indulgence.

Snickers caramel tart with salted caramel, peanut crust, salty peanuts, and chocolate peanut butter topping! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

38. ULTIMATE SKILLET BROWNIE

This simple skillet dessert gives you the ultimate brownie experience. Try it with salted caramel on top!

50 Ways to Eat Salted Caramel

39. PUMPKIN CRUMB CAKE MUFFINS

These pumpkin crumb cake muffins have it ALL going on, but clearly the one thing missing is a drizzle of salted caramel.

Soft and moist pumpkin muffins topped with pumpkin spice crumbs and maple icing! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

40. SALTED CARAMEL FROSTING

And you only need 5 ingredients for salted caramel frosting!

5 ingredients and so easy! This creamy salted caramel frosting is downright addicting! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Salted caramel is also fabulous:

  1. on ice cream
  2. with apple slices
  3. mixed with yogurt
  4. on popcorn
  5. with pretzels
  6. on pancakes/waffles
  7. with cinnamon rolls
  8. on brownies
  9. with cinnamon sugar pita chips
  10. on a spoon 🙂

Here’s to always having a jar of homemade salted caramel in your refrigerator. 😉 Let me know how YOU eat salted caramel!