57 Fabulous Caramel Desserts You Need to Try

Whether you’re looking for the best caramel desserts to serve at the bake-off or you just want to make some for your friends and family, these are the most delicious and divine caramel dessert recipes ever!

We’ve got everything from caramel cupcakes to caramel brownies, and you’ll fall in love with the sheer number of delicious caramel desserts that you can make (including vegan and gluten free options!).

Choose an easy caramel dessert to make with the kids without making too much mess, or try your skills at harder caramel desserts that will make you feel like you’re definitely going to win the hearts of your friends and family and your next gathering.

Check out the best caramel desserts to make all year long!


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1. Millionaire Brownies

Close up shot of millionaire brownies

This millionaire brownies recipe will have you drooling with layers of rich fudgy brownies, caramel, ganache and nuts.

2. Sea Salt Caramel Pecan Turtles

Caramel turtles

Caramel pecan turtles like these are an easy and delicious candy perfect for the holidays! 

3. Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

Salted caramel apple crisp

This salted caramel apple crisp recipe has the perfect balance of salty, tangy, and sweet.

Topped with a buttery crisp topping.

4. Maple Caramel Apple Pie

Maple caramel pie

Classic apple pie recipes are usually great, but this caramel apple pie recipe takes it to another level. Bonus?

It’s a maple syrup based caramel – delicious!

5. Caramel Dulce de Leche Brownies

Caramel brownies

These easy brownies are a gooey, decadent dessert sensation when made with luxuriously rich dulce de leche caramel.

6. Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes

Caramel cupcakes

These moist chocolate cupcakes are filled with homemade bourbon salted caramel, then topped with caramel buttercream, and drizzled with more chocolate and caramel!

7. Salted Caramel Macarons

Salted caramel macarons on a marble background with a salt dish next to it

These salted caramel macarons have a simple French macaron shell and are filled with homemade salted caramel buttercream!

Then drizzled with extra salted caramel and flaky sea salt.

8. Pumpkin Caramel Blondies

Pumpkin caramel blondies with sea salt recipe

These pumpkin caramel blondies are filled with toasted pecans, homemade salted caramel, and topped with flaky sea salt!

They’re a fun, delicious fall dessert!

9. Brown Butter Cupcakes with Salted Caramel

Caramel cupcakes with caramel drizzle

These tender and flavorful brown butter cupcakes are topped with nutty brown butter buttercream and homemade salted caramel.

10. Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

Vegan caramel cheesecake on a plate

Vegan caramel cheesecake with a no-bake cookie pretzel crust and creamy filling topped with homemade caramel sauce.

Easy to make and incredibly tasty!

11. Instant Pot Caramel Pudding

Caramel pudding recipe

Caramel pudding is a silky smooth dessert made with milk, caramel, and eggs.

It’s light and delectable and tastes awesome when served chilled!

12. Homemade Caramel Corn

easy caramel popcorn recipe

This easy caramel popcorn recipe is simple, homemade and delicious.

Only requiring a few ingredients – you will make this caramel corn recipe time and time again.

13. Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Caramel cinnamon rolls

This easy caramel cinnamon rolls recipe comes together in 30 minutes.

The perfect recipe for a quick and delicious breakfast!

14. Caramel Pear Pie

Caramel Pear Pie recipe

This caramel pear pie, is a delicious non-traditional pie that will have you saying, “move over apples – I want some pears!”

15. Millionaire’s Cheesecake

Millionaire's cheesecake recipe

Millionaire’s cheesecake is an easy no bake recipe.

Made with a shortbread base with caramel cheesecake filling and a chocolate ganache topping.

16. Stuffed Caramel Apple Cookies

stuffed caramel apple cookie recipe

These stuffed caramel apple cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free!

Warm, big, soft cookies loaded with fresh chopped apples and stuffed with vegan caramel!

17. Chocolate Caramel Affogato

Chocolate Caramel Affogato recipe

The easiest 2 ingredient chocolate caramel affogato recipe that’s gluten-free and vegan!

This twist on the classic Italian dessert will be your new favorite coffee and ice cream treat.

18. Copycat Vegan Caramel Blondie Blizzard 

Caramel Blizzard recipe

A perfect homemade copycat of your favorite Dairy Queen dessert!

This vegan caramel blondie Blizzard recipe is gluten-free and top 8 allergy-free.

19. Caramel Apple Mille Feuille in a Jar

Caramel apple mille-feuille recipe

Caramel apple mille-feuille is fall in a jar!

Making mille feuille has never been easier.

The flavors are perfect and the presentation is fun.

20. No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel cheesecake recipe

This no bake salted caramel cheesecake is absolutely divine!

A luscious, easy-to-make cheesecake full of homemade salted caramel sauce!

21. Salted Caramel Marshmallow Acorns

Caramel dessert recipes

These Salted Caramel Marshmallow Acorns are a delicious autumn treat for both kids and adults!

An easy no-bake dessert with all of your favorite flavors!

22. Pumpkin Caramel Cookies with Toffee

Pumpkin caramel cookies

These Pumpkin Caramel Cookies with Toffee are a delicious treat!

A unique cookie that everyone will love!

23. Salted Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream

Caramel dessert recipes ice cream

No ice cream maker needed for this delicious salted caramel pretzel ice cream.

A perfect balance of sweet and salty!

24. Caramel Apple Layer Cake with Caramel Frosting

Caramel dessert recipes

The ultimate caramel apple layer cake!

This cake is moist, perfectly sweet, and absolutely delicious.

25. Caramel Apple Galette

Caramel Apple Galette dessert recipe

Flakey, sweet, absolutely delicious, and tastes just like a caramel apple!

There is no better way to enjoy fresh Fall apples than with this super simple Caramel Apple Galette.

26. Salted Caramel Brownies

Caramel brownies dessert recipe

These salted caramel brownies are rich, fudgy and chocolatey and definitely one of our favorite caramel dessert recipes.

They have a shiny crinkly top with gooey caramel centers, and are topped with flaky sea salt.

27. Homemade Caramel Apples

Caramel apples

In this recipe for the best caramel apples, tart apples are coated with a sweet and buttery homemade caramel and rolled in salty nuts for a delicious fall dessert.

28. Homemade Caramel Apple Tortilla

Caramel apple tortillas

This recipe is basically a caramel apple crisp dip recipe, created as a tortilla filling recipe!

29. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

ultimate chocolate chip cookies

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie is here when you add a bit of caramel and a sprinkle of salt!

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars are THE cookie to make!

30. Salted Caramel Mascarpone Pear Tart

Salted caramel pear mascarpone tart

Wow your tastebuds with this salted caramel pear mascarpone tart.

It’s has a salted caramel mascarpone filling in a toasted pecan crust then topped with fresh pears.

31. Mini Caramel Chocolate Tarts

Mini caramel chocolate tarts

These decadent mini caramel chocolate tarts combine some homemade tartlet shells, a gooey salted caramel filling and intense dark chocolate ganache topping.

Perfect for a party, afternoon tea or a special occasion!

32. Salted Caramel Tartlets

Salted Caramel Tartlets

These mini salted caramel tartlets are the perfect sweet treat for a party, a special occasion or to make for the Holidays.

33. Caramel Cupcakes With Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Caramel cupcakes with caramel frosting

These caramel cupcakes are so easy and they’re even topped with caramel buttercream for the ultimate caramel flavor!

34. Apple Cider Donut Cake with Salted Caramel

Apple cider donut cake

Made with fresh harvest apples and an irresistible homemade salted caramel drizzle.

This apple cider donut cake with salted caramel is seriously the best apple cake you will ever make and one of the best caramel dessert recipes favorite for a reason!

35. Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Bailey's Irish cream cookie skillet on a wooden table

These Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie skillets are ooey-gooey, loaded with melted chocolate chips and topped with a salted caramel whiskey sauce.

36. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel apple cheesecake bars

Caramel apple cheesecake bars are a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dessert table with their warm fall spices and creamy smooth cheesecake filling.

37. Salted Caramel Cashew Bars

Salted caramel cashew bars

These salted caramel cashew bars have a layer of shortbread topped with caramel and cashews.

38. Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels

soft and buttery caramels

Soft, buttery homemade caramels!

Hundreds of reviewers agree these are the most delicious homemade soft caramels around and one of the easiest caramel dessert recipes out there!

39. Gluten-Free Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Gluten Free Chocolate caramel oatmeal bars

Gluten-free oatmeal cookie bars with a layer of melted caramel and rich chocolate.

These decadent bars are great to make for a crowd and will become your new favorite thing to bake! 

40. Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Pecan caramel cheesecake

This rich, velvety cinnamon cheesecake with caramel pecan topping is what dreams are made of!

This cheesecake is perfectly soft, creamy in texture, with a perfectly sweet and mildly tart flavor which is perfectly accompanied by the rich caramel pecan topping.

41. Classic Caramel Cake

Classic caramel cake

This classic caramel cake features two layers of fluffy cake topped with a delicious caramel frosting.

This is one of the most classic caramel dessert recipes that is perfect cake for a potluck, fancy party, or holiday gathering!

42. Earl Grey Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

Earl Grey cupcakes

These Earl Grey Cupcakes are tender, moist, and jam-packed with Earl Grey flavor, thanks to the tea-infused batter!

Homemade salted caramel is made and added into the buttercream to create a frosting that is deeply sweet and creamy.

43. Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin panna cotta with caramel sauce

Creamy and rich with a big taste of fall Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramel Sauce is a surprisingly easy dessert.

44. Easy Banana Caramel Muffins

Banana caramel muffins

Quick, easy and deliciously moist banana caramel muffins.

45. Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire's shortbread recipe

This millionaire’s shortbread recipe is one of the best around, with a thick caramel center and buttery shortbread!

46. Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Caramel apple dump cake

This is a very simple recipe with wonderful flavors: caramel, cinnamon, and apples.

Also called apple cobbler with cake mix, it has a layer of sweet pie filling and the easiest 2-ingredient topping for an easy dessert everyone will rave about.

47. Salted Caramel Rice Krispies

Salted caramel rice krispies

These Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are a salty yet sweet tasty spin-off from everyone’s favorite childhood treat!

This No-Bake dessert whips up in just a few minutes!

48. Twix Caramel Brownies

Twix bar brownies with caramel sauce

These Twix Caramel Brownies are a delicious cake-like chocolate brownie with Twix candy bars baked in, then drizzled with caramel and topped with more candy bar crumbles.

These are one of the most drool-worthy caramel dessert recipes!

49. Homemade Snickers Bars

Copycat snickers dessert

Gooey caramel with chocolate, nougat, & peanuts makes the classic irresistible candy, Homemade Snickers Bars.

50. Caramel Apple Elephant Ears

Caramel elephant ears

If you want caramel, we’ll give you caramel with these caramel apple elephant ears with homemade fried dough, apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and a scoop of ice cream.

It’s a wickedly good dessert that have them coming back for more.

51. Chocolate Caramel Brownie Cookies

Brownie cookies with caramel

Caramel and brownies come together to make these quick and easy cookies perfect for any lazy Saturday or get together.

52. Best Caramel Nice Cream

Caramel ice cream with bananas

Make dark caramel from coconut sugar and add it to a banana ice cream.

Easy to make and you don’t need an ice cream machine, which is why it’s one of our favorite caramel dessert recipes!

53. Instant Pot Spice Cake with Caramel Topping

Spice cake with caramel topping

This Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake is crazy good.

The cake could literally stand on its own but once you top it with that delicious caramel topping, it’s out of this world delicious.

54. Salted Caramel Apple Crumble

Apple crumble with caramel sauce

The easiest and most delicious skillet baked apple crumble with an addictive homemade salted caramel sauce.

55. Blondie Brownies

Blondie brownies with caramel drizzle

These blondie brownies are two desserts in one!

The browned butter blondie layer is topped with a fudgy brownie layer and drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce, they’re irresistible and one of our favorite caramel dessert recipes!

56. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding on a plate

Although it’s called sticky toffee pudding, it’s really a caramel sauce that’s coating the dessert.

It’s highly addictive and becomes a fast favorite!

57. Microwave Caramels with Sea Salt

Microwave caramels in a basket

This recipe for microwave caramels is an impressive treat that’s ready in just minutes – top the caramels with a generous sprinkle of sea salt to really make them special!

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