10 Delectable Recipes Every Caramel Addict Should Make

Sweet, salty, gooey or crunchy — we love caramel any way.

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When you think of fall recipes, apples and pumpkin likely come to mind first. However, there is one ingredient that takes the cake, IMO — caramel. Call me obsessed, but I will cover just about anything with caramel. Nothing enhances a recipe quite like this creamy, thick sauce. If you're just as in love, try some of our favorite recipes below where caramel is the star.

Salted Caramel Bars

Salted Caramel Bars

Salted Caramel Bars

Rich and gooey, these salted caramel bars are destined to become a family favorite.

The combination of gooey, salted caramel and crunchy crust makes this an irresisitible treat the whole family will love.

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Caramel-Covered Brie

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Plenty to Go â Round

Since there’s no set meal time, an abundant buffet with seasonal favorites is optimal.

Top warm brie with the caramel sauce and some pecans for an impressive cocktail-party dessert that's easy to make. Store-bought caramel never tasted so good.

Bread Pudding With Warm Salted Caramel

Farm-to-Table Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Farm-to-Table Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Bake this cranberry-studded bread pudding up to three days before you gathering for super-easy party prep. Serve with a homemade salted caramel sauce to finish the party on a sweet note.

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Jason Kisner, Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Your guests will love this orange and cranberry bread pudding on its own, but the warm, salted caramel sauce will have them coming back for seconds.

"Take the Day" Pie

"Take the Day" Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie

"Take the Day" Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie

Salty and sweet lovers, rejoice! Layers of peanut butter, caramel sauce, chopped peanuts and chocolate top a crispy pretzel crust to create a pie that's even tastier than the insanely delicious Take 5 candy bar.

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Nealey Dozier, CookingChannelTV.com

Transform your favorite treats (caramel, pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter and chocolate) into a pie with this recipe that'll take you back to your childhood days.

Make This: "Take the Day" Pie

Easy Caramel Sauce

How to Make a Homemade Caramel Dip

How to Make a Homemade Caramel Dip

It’s so easy to whip up this decadent caramel dip made with just three simple ingredients. Your sweet tooth will thank you.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Make a three-ingredient caramel sauce for apple dipping — simplicity at its best.

Make This: Easy Caramel Sauce

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Making caramel apples from scratch is easy and the whole family can get in on the action. For the adult palate, you could add a little brandy or coffee to the caramel.

Once you try this homemade recipe, you'll never buy caramel apples from the store again.

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Salted Stout Caramel Popcorn

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You and your friends won't be able to stop snacking on the flavorful combo of sweet caramel and hearty stout.

Ale and Pretzel Caramels

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If stout isn't your style, combine caramel with ale instead. Throw in some pretzels for a bite that's packed with flavor.

Salted Caramel Brownies

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownies

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownies

Top dense chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a decadent dessert worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe.

Brownies are delicious on their own, but have you tried them with a homemade salted caramel topping? 

Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls

Cooking Channel Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe

Cooking Channel Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe

Try something new and put a spin on a traditional Halloween treat with salted caramel popcorn balls.

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Courtesy Matt Armendariz, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Classic popcorn balls are a holiday favorite. Add homemade caramel for a scrumptious twist.

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Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake

Top moist pumpkin-and-spice cake layers with rich mascarpone cream and crunchy amaretti cookies for a seasonal dessert your Thanksgiving guests won't soon forget. Get the recipe.

Sweet + Savory Pear Pies

Wrap a sliced pear in flaky pastry, then bake and top with bleu cheese, honey and walnuts to create a light dessert that only feels decadent. Get the recipe.

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Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits

Andrea Bearce of Bake Sale Austin shares this recipe that features layers of creamy pumpkin mousse, crunchy graham-cracker streusel and dense maple-ginger cake — a combination that's sure to become a favorite fall dessert and new Thanksgiving tradition. Get the recipe.

Cranberry and Pecan Tart

Crunchy pecans meet sweet-yet-tart cranberries in this light-and-flaky tart that beautifully marries the flavors of two Thanksgiving staples: pecan pie and cranberry sauce. Get the recipe.  

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Pomegranate-Blood Orange Tiramisu

Layers of rich, creamy mascarpone cheese top ladyfingers soaked in pomegranate juice and liquer for a decadent take on the Italian favorite. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Tartlettes

Fill a homemade nut crust with smooth, ginger-infused pastry cream finished with a layer of carmelized pineapple for an unforgettable treat. Get the recipe.

Mason Jar Pumpkin S'Mores

What would fall be without the oh-so-versatile pumpkin?! This year, trade in your traditional pie for these pumpkiny twists on fall's other favorite: s'mores! Get the recipe

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Ooey-gooey and oh-so-decadent, this irresistible confection is baked in a single layer that's piled high with homemade peanut butter icing, marshmallows, chocolate chips, caramel sauce and chopped candies. Get the recipe

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Tasty Pecan Tassies

These tart-like goodies are the perfect mix of nuts and cookies. Make this traditional holiday treat with real maple syrup; you (and your guests) will love the homey taste. Get the recipe.

Easy Pumpkin Pie

What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? Whip up this signature dessert as the traditional finish to your Thanksgiving meal. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tiramisu

Try this twist on traditional pumpkin desserts for your next fall get-together. The addition of espresso and spice make this the perfect end to any holiday gathering. Get the recipe.

Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tartlettes

End your feast on a light and fruity note with these bite-size nibbles. Get the recipe.

Traditional Red Velvet Cake

TV weatherman Al Roker (yes, that Al Roker) shares his recipe for the chocolatey, Southern classic. Get the recipe.

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Pumpkin Fudge

Though chocolate fudge is the gold standard for many folks, that's only because they've never sampled the not-too-sweet richness that is pumpkin fudge. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this old-fashioned recipe with a seasonal twist. Get the recipe

Lemon Curd Tart

Tangy and creamy, this fruit-topped tart is the just-right, not-too-sweet finish to your Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe.

Cream Puffs With Chocolate Sauce

Although cream puffs may look complicated, this classic French pastry is easy to make from scratch. Whip up a batch of these light-as-air treats and fill with everything from whipped cream to fresh fruit. Get the recipe.

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Lemon Meringue Tartlets

With a tart custard filling and fluffy melt-in-your-mouth topping, these mini mouthfuls are the right-size finish to your Thanksgiving feast. Get the recipe.

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Easy Apple Cobbler

Less work than traditional pies and with a taste and character all its own, apple cobbler is comfort food best enjoyed on a crisp fall day. Cobbler's all-in-one-pan preparation also makes it an easy way to treat a crowd. Get the recipe.

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Salted Caramel Topped Chocolate Brownies

Top dense, moist chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a decadent dessert worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

This dense, moist cake showcases the fall flavor of pumpkin complemented by seasonal spices and the subtle tang of buttermilk. A sugary glaze adds the just-right sweet finish. Get the recipe

Baklava With Nutella Glaze

Nutella glaze adds a chocolately twist to these traditional nutty and flaky Turkish pastries. Get the recipe.

Decadent Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are (nearly) everyone's favorite dessert. Bake two batches, one with and one without nuts so everyone can indulge. Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches

Just because it's chilly out doesn't mean you can't enjoy ice cream. Bonus: Kids will love helping to assemble (then devour!) these creamy, crunchy treats. Get the recipe.

Southern Pecan Pie Tartlets

A timeless Southern staple, pecan pie has been the star of Thanksgiving dinner for generations. Our twist turns them into mini pies that are just the right size for guests who want to sample a bit of everything on the dessert spread. Get the recipe

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S'mores Spiked Pie

Kids may be tempted to dive right into this take on the fire-side favorite but a heavy dose of bourbon makes this boozy, chocolate dessert adults only. Get the recipe.

Creme Brulee

Top creamy custard with a layer of browned sugar for a decadent dessert that's sure to impress your guests. Get the recipe.

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Chocolate Panna Cotta

Fill martini glasses with this creamy chilled dessert then top with a crunchy cookie or chocolate shavings for a sophisticated, small bite. Get the recipe.

Pear and Fig Tart in a Jar

These rich fruit-and-cream tarts are easy enough for novice foodies to make, thanks to a pie crust shortcut. Individually portioned in lidded jars, guests can enjoy them after the feast or take them home as a tasty favor. Get the recipe

Carrot Cake Cookies

Dense, moist carrot cake is delicious but it can be a bit too heavy after a big meal. These equally delicious cream cheese icing-topped cookies are just the right size when you only have room left for a few bites of dessert. Get the recipe.

For the Kiddos: Turkey Cupcakes

Kids are naturals in the kitchen. Let them have fun with their food by turning candy corn and icing into cute turkeys they can gobble up. Get the recipe.

Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

Fill a crumbly homemade crust with rich ricotta cheese and fresh straweberries for a light and not-too-sweet dessert. Get the recipe

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Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Treat your Thanksgiving guests royally by whipping up the same dessert Prince William had as his groom's cake. Although it's fit for a future king, this cake requires no baking and is a snap to make. Get the recipe.

Key Lime Tartlets

The perfect not-too-sweet finishing touch to any meal. Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of the classic dessert. Get the recipe

Dutch Apple Pie

Forgo a typical top crust for this streusel topping that's crumbly, crunchy and the perfectly sweet contrast to tart apples. Get the recipe

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"Take the Day" Pie

Salty and sweet lovers, rejoice! Layers of peanut butter, caramel sauce, chopped peanuts and chocolate top a crispy pretzel crust to create a pie that's even tastier than the insanely delicious Take 5 candy bar. Get the recipe.

Photo By: Nealey Dozier ©CookingChannelTV.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Treat your nearest and dearest to these irresistible goodies. Combining the flavors of chocolatey brownies, rich cheesecake and two kinds of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to become a favorite. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Chocolate. Brownie. Pudding. Even the name sounds delicious! Somewhere between the gooeyness of a brownie and the melt-in-your-mouth decadence of a molten lava cake, this one is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

Apple Pie in a Jar

Give Thanksgiving guests an extra reason to give thanks by sending them home with their very own handheld treats. This apple pie-in-a-jar recipe is seasonal, simple and the just the right amount for satisfying a holiday sweet tooth. Get the recipe.

Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie

Start a new holiday tradition with this refreshing meal-ender that pairs a homemade pretzel and graham cracker crust with the flavors of lime, tequila and orange liquer. Get the recipe.

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