It shouldn’t come as a surprise that caramel is so delicious – after all, it’s melted sugar! No matter what dessert you’re making, the addition of caramel is going to make it better. You can create desserts that are built around caramel itself or give a caramel twist to more classic creations – your choice! Here are some exceptional caramel desserts for inspiration!
1. Salted Caramel Butter Bars
One of the things that make caramel taste even more powerful is salt. It’s the most wonderful paradox! If you’re not really on board with salted caramel yet, but are keeping an open mind, these butter bars by Recipe Diaries are a great dessert to get you started!
2. Frozen Caramel Crunch
As summer approaches with full speed, we know you’re on the lookout for some frozen desserts! Go beyond ice-cream with this delicious frozen caramel crunch that is the perfect thing to serve at a garden party! You’ll find the recipe at Creations by Kara.
3. Snickers Caramel Tart
It’s hard to match the flavor of the classic Snickers bar, but Sally’s Baking Addiction did it! If you love the famous candy bar and always find yourself craving for more, you can now make a whole tart that tastes just like it! We’re confident that this is one of those recipes you’ll be making over and over again!
4. Caramel Cheesecake
We’ve already explored so many ways to make a cheesecake, so for today’s caramel-flavored roundup we’re bringing you the most creative cheesecake recipe yet! Food in Pixels made a tasty caramel cheesecake within tiny cups – and you don’t want to miss it!
5. Apple Pie Caramel Apples
Caramel apples are a great treat and one that we usually happily indulge in since it makes us feel like we’re balancing healthy with sweet. You can go a step further and make caramel apples with an apple pie upgrade! No Biggie shares the tips and tricks!
6. Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies and when you serve them at a social gathering all of your guests will jump right onto them! This is why Creme de la Crumb has the best recipe – these chocolate cookies are hiding a delicious caramel surprise!
7. Vegan Chocolate Covered Caramels
If you want caramel to be the absolute star of the show, not just another ingredient you add to a desert, make these chocolate covered caramels by Natural Tasty Chef! They have a strong caramel flavor and the chocolate is only the cherry on top! Oh, did we mention they’re vegan, too?
8. Caramel Cupcakes
What’s a dessert roundup without a cupcake recipe! These cupcakes really do the flavor of caramel justice and you’ll have to call upon some serious self-control if you don’t want to finish the whole tray at once! Don’t forget to thank Deliciously Yum for the recipe!
9. No-Bake Caramel Cookies
We can’t resist a good cookie recipe, but so very often we’re either too busy to bake or we don’t have the patience to wait while the cookies are in the oven! Thankfully there are some lovely no-bake recipes out there that we can always turn to, such as these caramel cookies by Little Dairy!
10. Caramel Ice Cream
The number one dessert that appeals to both kids and adults is ice cream! Perhaps the variety of flavors is what contributes to its popularity? If your kids are tired of always choosing between vanilla and chocolate, surprise them with this caramel ice cream by David Lebovitz.
11. Caramel Pie
We have yet to meet a person who could resist a good pie. If you’ve gotten a little bit bored with the classic apple or pumpkin pie and want to sail into uncharted pie territory for a while, snatch the recipe for this caramel pie at McCormick!
12. Caramel Pavlova
Pavlovas are a work of art! Making them takes some patience and precision, but once you get the hang of it you can confidently try out various recipes and see which one works best for your tastebuds. Personally, we swear by Salted Mint‘s caramel pavlovas!
13. Caramel Pound Cake
Here’s another traditional dessert that has been blessed with a caramel twist! Chances are you’ve been eating pound cakes since you were little and they were always on the table at family celebrations. We think it’s time to surprise your family members with this caramel pound cake by Life Love and Sugar!