Caramel is one of those go-to treats that I never get tired of. Whether you’re just adding it to your ice cream or dipping apple slices in it, caramel is a delicious temptation. Outside of those simple snacks, there are some amazing recipes out there that use caramel for stunning and delicious results.
This is a go-to snack that you can buy at the store, but some things are just better when they’re made at home! Here’s one recipe to get you started.
7 Quarts Popcorn (Popped)
1 Cup Peanuts
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Butter
½ Cup White Corn Syrup
1 Tsp Vanilla
½ Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
In a saucepan, pour your brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Pour the mixture over freshly popped corn and peanuts in a large container. Mix well and then pour onto two large cookie sheets.
Place into the oven at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring occasionally.
When the popcorn is removed from the oven and cool enough to handle, the kernels can be separated and stored in tight containers to avoid becoming stale.
Caramel Apple Crisp
I mentioned before how amazing apple slices and caramel are, but they’re even better when they’re baked together to become caramel apple crisp. Fifteen Spatulas shared this amazing recipe that is a good go-to for anyone who wants to make this delicious treat.
½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
¼ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
6 Tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter, Cubed
½ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 lbs Granny Smith Apples
¼ Cup Caramel Sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl for the topping. Add the cubed butter to dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Stir in the oats, and then put the bowl to the side.
Peel, core, and cut the apples into small chunks. Toss them with the caramel sauce and salt.
Pour the mixture into one baking dish and then sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.
Bake for 40-60 minutes until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is a crisp golden brown.
Serve with ice cream or whipped topping for a delicious dessert!
Chocolate Caramel Cookies
I will never turn down chocolate chip cookies, but now that I’ve been enlightened about chocolate caramelcookies, I’ve got another dessert I’ll never say no to! Belle of the Kitchen shared her favorite recipe, and it’s a good one with or without the caramel element.
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
¾ Cup Caramel Chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Beat at medium speed until nice and creamy (about 1 minute).
In a medium bowl, sift the baking soda, salt, and flour. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat over slow speed as you add the ingredients to gently combine the mixtures. Scrape the bowl and beat at medium for another 30 seconds to combine everything.
Add the chocolate chips and caramel chips to the dough and then stir to combine.
Place dough on cookie sheets about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on cookie size). Remove from the oven, allow them to cool, and then enjoy!