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Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce – Deliciously smooth and thick salted caramel sauce that is loaded with melted chocolate. You are going to want to drizzle this stuff on every dessert!

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Guys, today I bring you your new favourite dessert topping.

It combines two of the BEST toppings ever – salted caramel sauce, and melted chocolate.

I bring you my Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce – a super quick, easy and delicious recipe that only requires 6 simple ingredients!

Looking for more chocolate recipes? Check out my Easy Chocolate Pudding, Homemade Hot Chocolate, and my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

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Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this sauce. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • chocolate (you can use milk, dark, or semi-sweet)
  • water
  • caster/granulated sugar
  • salt
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract

How to make Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

To make this caramel sauce, simply add the water, sugar, and salt to a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil whilst stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Turn the heat down to medium and stop stirring. Instead, swirl the pan around occasionally to make sure the mixture caramelizes evenly.

Once the mixture becomes a rich amber colour, remove from the heat, and gradually add the heavy cream, stirring constantly. Be careful, the caramel will bubble vigorously whilst adding the cream!

Stir in the vanilla.

Salted chocolate caramel sauce being drizzled into a mason jar.

Now for the chocolate!

Place the caramel back on the heat, and add the melted chocolate. Stir until smooth and completely combined.

Once the chocolate is fully incorporated, pour the caramel into a heat-proof jar, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

The caramel will harden in the fridge, so when ready to use, warm up in the microwave until you reach the desired consistency.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

A mason jar filled with thick salted chocolate caramel sauce.

This Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce is:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • incredibly smooth and thick
  • requires only 6 simple ingredients
  • the perfect topping for ANY dessert

How long will this caramel sauce last? This sauce can be stored in a heat-proof jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

The caramel sauce will thicken as it cools down, and when refrigerated. Warm up in the microwave to reach your desired consistency before using as a topping or in other recipes.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

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Try these caramel sauces next!

Here’s a recipe to use up leftover caramel sauce: Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

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A mason jar filled with thick salted chocolate caramel sauce.

Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Deliciously smooth and thick salted caramel sauce that is loaded with melted chocolate. You are going to want to drizzle this stuff on every dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate (milk, dark, or semi-sweet), coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1 cup (200g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the water, sugar, and salt. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium and allow the mixture to come to a rich, deep amber colour without stirring. Instead, swirl the pan around occasionally to make sure the mixture caramelizes evenly. (This can take a while. Be patient, and don't be tempted to turn up the heat!)
  4. Remove from the heat and gradually pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly until combined. Be careful, the caramel will bubble vigorously whilst adding the cream. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Put back on the heat, add the melted chocolate, and stir until completely smooth and combined.
  6. Pour the chocolate caramel into a heat-proof jar and allow to cool completely before using.

Notes

Caramel sauce will thicken as it cools, and when refrigerated. This caramel can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Warm up to reach desired consistency before use.

Avoid doubling or tripling this recipe. Make in batches instead.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 cups Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1247Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 1160mgCarbohydrates: 153gFiber: 3gSugar: 147gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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