Food & Drink

20 Times Salted Caramel Made Dessert Even Better (RECIPES)

Here's how you can put it on EVERYTHING.
07/17/2012 09:07am ET | Updated February 14, 2014

Salted caramel has quickly made its way into the mainstream dessert world. Once considered a novelty only found in artisanal shops, you can now find Chips Ahoy making salted caramel chocolate chip cookies -- and to be honest, we couldn't be more thrilled.

While we love caramel just as it is (and we would never turn it down), when it's sprinkled with salt it becomes more complex, more well-rounded and, well, a little bit more grown up. Salted caramel tastes great plain (by the spoonful), but it also makes a great addition to cupcakes, tarts, brownies and puddings.

Here are the 20 best ways you can get more salted caramel into your life:

1
Salted Caramel Custard
cheese1227/Food52
Get the Salted Caramel Custard recipe by fiveandspice via Food52
2
Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Salted Caramel Cupcakes recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
3
Salted Caramel Pecan Tart
Dee Wilcox/Food52
Get the Salted Caramel Pecan Tart recipe by Dee Wilcox via Food52
4
Salted Caramel Buttercream Chocolate Cake
The Faux Martha
5
Salted Caramel Bundt Cake
Eats Well With Others
Get the Salted Caramel Bundt Cake recipe by Eats Well With Others
6
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Pie recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
7
Salted Caramel Frosting
Zac Wolf
Get the Salted Caramel Frosting recipe by Becca Bakes
8
Chocolate Caramel Cups
How Sweet It Is
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9
Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Delicious Everyday
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe by Delicious Everyday
10
Sweet Corn Ice Cream With A Salted Caramel Swirl
How Sweet It Is
11
Perfect Crepes With Salted Caramel Sauce
Egle/Food52
12
Salted Caramel Brownies
Annie's Eats
Get the Salted Caramel Brownies recipe by Annie's Eats
13
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
14
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tort
Katie Cakes
15
Rice Krispie Treats With Chocolate, Toasted Walnuts And Salted Caramel
Creative Culinary/Food52
16
Sweet And Salty Chocolate Cake With Whipped Caramel-Chocolate Frosting
Good Thymes and Good Food
17
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe by A Beautiful Mess
18
Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie recipe by Eclectic Recipes
19
Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles
The Baker Chick
20
Dad's Cheesecake Bars
Aida Mollenkamp
Get the Dad's Cheesecake Bars Recipe by Aida Mollenkamp

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