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

A Sweet-Meets-Salty Treat

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.

Make This: Salted Caramel Bars

Caramel-Covered Brie

Plenty to Go ‘Round

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

Recipe for Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding

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.

Photo by: Nealey Dozier ©CookingChannelTV.com

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

Dipping Apple Slice in 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

How to make caramel apples from scratch

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.

Make This: Caramel Apples

Salted Stout Caramel Popcorn



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



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

Brownies With Caramel Topping and Salt

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

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Cooking Channel Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe

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

Photo by: Courtesy Matt Armendariz ©2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Courtesy Matt Armendariz, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

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

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