Friday, March 18, 2011

Caramel Dip

Some people crave sugar, some salt, some crunchy, some gooey.  I tend toward gooey whims, but my idea of perfect is when you can get it all at once with just a few minutes of time and a little bit of patience.

That's all it takes to make this marvelously decadent caramel dip - I made this up last night to have with pretzels (crunchy, salty....) and I'm having a bit more of it today with crisp apple slices. SO good...

Caramel Dipping Sauce

1/3 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
2/3 c heavy cream or half and half

Heat together butter, sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup until melted.  Bring to a boil, and let cook for about 6 minutes.  Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes, then stir in cream.   Cool in refrigerator (will thicken as it cools).

Makes 2 1/2 cups.

If you take a taste before it's cool, keep in mind this stuff is HOT and sticky.  Don't burn your tongue!

(shared with  Strut Your Stuff Thursday, Show Off Your Stuff Thursday, It's a Keeper Thursday, Transformation ThursdayFlaunt It Friday, Sweets This Week, Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, Made By You Monday, Mad Skills Monday, Making the World Cuter Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, DIY Project Parade, Homemaker Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Market Yourself Monday, Made with Love Monday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Get Your Craft On Tuesday, Anything Related, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Made from Scratch Tuesdays, Tuesday Tasty Tidbits, 33 Shades Tasty Tuesdays, Your Recipe, My Kitchen, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show and Tell Wednesday, Make It Yours Wednesday, Hoo's Got Talent)


  1. Yum!
    I love caramel, will try this for sure! Thanks!

  2. Oh my gosh... I never thought to do caramel with PRETZELS!!!

  3. That looks YUMMY! Thank you for the recipe. My kids would really like this!


  4. I'm a caramel junkie! I'm stealing this!

    P.S. this has nothing to do with this, but I LOVE your springish layout ;-)

  5. yummy, thanks for the recipe...

  6. This looks great too! Thanks for linking up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  7. I love my apples dipped in caramel. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Great addition for an Apple Treat. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  9. That sounds really tasty! Thanks for linking up and thanks for sharing such a tempting recipe. I have always loved apples dipped in caramel but I have never made it myself. Yum!

  10. Looks amazing! My kids love caramel dip with apples, have to make this for them. Thanks!

  11. Hahaha! I would be the one to burn myself by sampling before it cools!

    Great post and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  12. This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Who doesn't love a bit of caramel add to EVERYTHING! Please stop on over and link up!