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Best Caramel Slow Cooker Recipes

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The sweet and chewy treat of caramel can be enjoyed on more than just candy apples during this time of year. The dark brown confectionery delight is great as a topping on ice cream, cakes and cookies. It can even be enjoyed on its own! The Crock-Pot® Double Dipper™ Food Warmer is perfect for serving the caramel sauce during your next party or for keeping your homemade hot chocolate warm during the next tailgate.

Salted Caramel
This super easy recipe creates a sweet, salted caramel sauce that can be used as a topping on almost anything. 


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt.

Line the bottom of your slow cooker with parchment paper. Place the can in and pour water into your slow cooker until covering the can. Turn your slow cooker to high until it comes to a boil, then turn to low and heat for 8 hours. Allow can to cool completely and then remove the caramel from the can and place in a bowl. Mix in the sea salt.

Make your own salted caramel sauce to use in a variety of recipes.Make your own salted caramel sauce to use in a variety of recipes.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
For a deliciously warm drink, use the salted caramel recipe above to create a festive hot chocolate. 


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups salted caramel (from above recipe).

Place the cocoa powder into your slow cooker and blend in the water with a whisk. Add 1 1/2 cups salted caramel to the mixture, saving 1/2 cup for the garnish. Slowly blend in the whole milk. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours. Reduce heat to low for serving and drizzle remaining salted caramel over each drink.

Caramel Blondies
Forget the classic chocolate chip blondies and try this twist with your salted caramel sauce!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel (from above recipe).

In one bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, bring together the cream, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and the butter until it is creamy. Then stir in vanilla. Add in 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by 1/3 cup of milk. Continue adding in milk and flour mixture. Then stir in the salted caramel sauce and blend well. Evenly spread the batter into the bottom of your slow cooker. Combine the remaining brown sugar with the boiling water, mixing together until the sugar is dissolved. Pour evenly over the batter in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. Enjoyed best when served with ice cream!

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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