50 Ways to Eat Salted Caramel

From cupcakes and brownies to pies and apples, I’m sharing 50 ways to eat salted caramel.

Salted caramel in a glass jar with a spoon

I was all ready and prepared to share a new recipe today, but this busy week kept me in the kitchen. Instead, I’m answering a question many of you have asked over the years…

What can I eat with salted caramel?

As it turns out, salted caramel is the most loved recipe on my website. Made from only 4 simple ingredients in only 10 minutes, this homemade caramel is fresh, salty, sweet, and irresistibly buttery. No candy thermometer required and the possibilities are endless. So today I’m showing you 50 different ways to eat salted caramel and trust me, after trying this 1 time… you’ll be hooked like the rest of us. For reference, here is my salted caramel recipe.

Pies with Salted Caramel

Cookies with Salted Caramel

Cakes + Cupcakes

Fun Treats with Salted Caramel

overhead image of salted caramel turtle brownies

Use Salted Caramel as a Topping For:

And you only need 5 ingredients for salted caramel frosting!

Salted Caramel is Also Fabulous:

  • on ice cream
  • with apple slices (Or try my caramel apples recipe instead!)
  • mixed with yogurt
  • on popcorn
  • with pretzels
  • on pancakes/waffles
  • with cinnamon rolls
  • on brownies
  • with cinnamon sugar pita chips
  • on a spoon

Here’s to always having a jar of homemade salted caramel in your refrigerator. 😉


  1. Michelle Roberts says:

    Hi Sally, love this caramel recipe! Second time I am making it to pour over the apple pie bars! I love your website! Everything I have tried is delicious and my guests love it too!!

  2. Suggestion for 51st way to eat:
    With a spoon!

  3. My latest (and definitely up there for bad!) habit is adding a spoonful to my coffee, or for a total treat, using it to make a proper Salted caramel latte!

    1. YUM!!!! It’s so good in coffee!!

  4. A teaspoon stirred into some oatmeal along with some diced apple is phenomenal!

  5. Yum Carmel,
    I love Carmel with pretzels yum!!! Yum !!! Yum !!!

  6. so good!

    But having a terrible time cleaning the pan after – any tips to get the crusted sugar off?

    1. Hi Megan! I have a helpful trick for this. I picked it up while authoring my cookbook Sally’s Candy Addiction— see How to Clean a Sticky Saucepan (#3) above the recipe in my Pumpkin Spice Toffee post.

  7. Sally! I love all your recipes. How do I know if I’ve burned my caramel? My batch tastes a bit acrid, I’m worried I may have overcooked it!

    1. Hi Alice! If it’s pretty dark brown and tastes bitter, it’s likely over-cooked. Which is an easy fix for next time– lower the heat and/or remove from the stove a little sooner.

  8. Salted caramel is easily the recipe I use most from your website! With a spoon, classic!

  9. Hi Sally! First I want to say I love your recipe for salted caramel!! My question is- is there a way to turn this caramel recipe into like caramel chews?

    1. Stephanie @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Story, I recommend using this recipe for Sea Salt Vanilla Caramels.

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