Salty Caramel Snacks and Desserts

The combination of salty and sweet has always been a pleasing partnership, so it’s no surprise that the salty caramel flavor is a hot trend and a great way to add interesting flavor to snacks and desserts.

  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Salted Caramel Ice Cream

    It is hard to beat the sweet and salty flavor of this indulgent yet lightened ice cream.
  • Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
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    Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

    The layer of sauce in the middle of the pudding is the secret to this velvety-rich interior.
  • Coffee Sundaes with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Coffee Sundaes with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

    The sweet and salty combo in this sundae is truly amazing. Serve it to special guests, or treat the family to a weeknight splurge.
  • Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Turtles
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    Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Turtles

    Using smoked sea salt adds another depth of flavor to these caramel-and-chocolate covered pecans.
  • Caramal-Mocha-Sea Salt Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Caramel-Mocha-Sea Salt Cupcakes

    This cupcake is a combination of salty and sweet blended with mocha and is one of the most requested flavors at Dreamcakes Bakery in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Caramel Popcorn
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Caramel Popcorn

    Buttered popcorn becomes even better when you add caramel flavor with brown sugar, corn syrup and light molasses. You’d better make several batches, because this treat won’t last long.
  • <p>Chocolate-Salted Caramel Tart</p>

    Chocolate-Salted Caramel Tart

    This decadent tart with a phyllo crust, creamy dark chocolate filling and topping of sea salt flakes is a pleasure trip for all of your senses but has only 126 calories per serving.
  • Caramel-Fleur de Sel Ice Cream
    Jennifer Davick

    Caramel-Fleur de Sel Ice Cream

    Homemade caramel ice cream develops an even richer flavor when you stir in vanilla and fleur de sel (hand-harvested sea salt).
  • Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cupcakes
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cupcakes

    These cupcakes may well be the ultimate in cupcake decadence with cream cheese and butter in the cake batter, a chocolate topping, and then a caramel-cream cheese frosting with flaked salt. You’ll see that salt really does bring out the flavor of the sweet.
  • Chocolate-Caramel-Pecan Potato Chips
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    Chocolate-Caramel-Pecan Chips

    When you can’t decide whether you want salty or sweet for a snack, pick both. Start with a bag of ruffled potato chips, drizzle with melted caramels, and top with chocolate and pecans. We find these chips impossible to resist.

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