15 Drool-Worthy Salted Caramel Desserts

By Burn The Wine
Created February 24, 2017
Add a little salt to caramel and elevate your desserts to exciting new levels. MORE+ LESS-

What genius discovered this flavor pairing and were they given all the awards? While I cannot confirm the receipt of actual awards nor give you a name, I’ll bet you won’t be surprised to know that this flavor pairing has its roots in France – Brittany to be precise. There’s actually a scientific reason that salt enhances the sweetness of caramel. Cells are involved and it’s all very interesting. But let’s not get into that. Instead, let’s focus on what’s important: how to put this amazing flavor pairing into your facehole pronto. Why not try out one or all of these delicious recipes to achieve salted caramel nirvana?

1. Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies

Practically all you need to make these ooey-gooey treats is Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix, pretzels, caramel sauce and coarse sea salt. That and the patience to wait until they’ve cooled down enough to safety shove in your face.

2. Salted Caramel Crescent Doughnuts

Doughnuts are my favorite reward for a job well done. Imagine all the self-congratulating you could do with this recipe! Basically all you need is 20 minutes; Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls and caramel.

3. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents

Oh yes, it’s the perfect combination of decadence and everyone’s favorite fall flavors. Pumpkin pie spice is extra nice when covered in rich creamy caramel.

4. Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

Are you filled with the desire to zazz up some Pillsbury™ Simply® refrigerated peanut butter cookies? Why not try forming them into delicious cups and fill them to the brim with rich caramel then garnish them with coarse sea salt? Help those little cookies be the best caramel cups they can be!

5. Salted Whiskey Caramels

Honey-flavored whiskey never had it so good. Follow this easy recipe and in no time you’ll have some boutique level adultified caramels on your hands and soon in your mouth.

6. Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

I have never seen such amazing cookies. They’re like tiny glorious discs of caramel covered perfection. Make some to enjoy right away!

7. Salted Caramel Apple Chex Mix™

Dried apples and Chex Mix™ caramel crunch snack mix are the basis on which caramel-flavored snack handfuls are built. Super easy to make in mere minutes; you’ve got nothing holding you back from the best treat ever!

8. Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip

Granny Smith apple slices go for one scrumptious dip! Made up of caramel sauce, Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free apple crisp yogurt, walnuts and coarse ground sea salt – this is one granny you do want to see skinny dipping!

9. Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix forms the cookie base upon which you build your caramel dreams. Marshmallow crème, caramel topping and course ground sea salt are whoopie in your pie.

10. Salted Caramel Doughnut Holes

Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits are ultra-versatile. Let them demonstrate their amazing skill at doughnut hole transformation! Okay technically you have to cut the holes but look upon their delicious spherical goodness and tell me it’s not worth it.

11. Fudgy Brownie Salted Caramel Shakes

This is the sort of milkshake that will bring everyone to your yard. Just turn off the lights and lay down on your stomach behind your couch. No one will know you’re in there and then you won’t have to share.

12. Salted Caramel Banana Bread

And lo! From the oven came a great loaf covered with rich, creamy caramel and flecks of crystalline sea salt; its depths filled with warm banana flavor. And the people cut many slices and ate it and were happy. The end.

13. Layered Salted Caramel Bars

What is that? Is that three pancakes stacked together? No! It’s actually Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet forming those delicious and decadent layers. Cinnamon, sugar and pecans abound in this multilayered delight. The recipe says this is a breakfast bar but I think you could probably eat it whenever you wanted.

14. Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Devil’s food cake makes for wickedly (get it?!?!) delicious cupcakes. Top ‘em off with sinfully decadent salted caramel buttercream frosting. The only moral conundrum you’ll face is if you are asked to share.

15. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

So it’s a known fact that chocolate chip cookies are perhaps the greatest thing ever invented by humanity – that and cats. But, the cookies win because they’re edible. Imagine now, elevating chocolate chip cookies even higher! Drizzle caramelly goodness and sea salt atop them to experience the glory!