This Slow Cooker Caramel Dip is made with just two ingredients, is perfectly sweet, and tastes amazing. With this easy recipe, you’ll have a homemade caramel dip ready in no time. Grab your apples, pretzels, marshmallows, and ice cream and get ready for a caramel dipping good time!
Why this caramel dip recipe works
For starters, this caramel sauce recipe calls for just two ingredients – caramel bites and heavy cream. This is as close as you’ll get to a homemade caramel dip without the extra ingredients most caramel recipes call for like sweetened condensed milk, salted butter, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and light brown sugar (or granulated sugar).
This dump-and-go caramel recipe is done in just a few short hours and gives you plenty of serving options. Whether you’re looking for a delicious sauce for dipping apple slices or the perfect recipe to use as an ice cream topping – this caramel sauce recipe is it! It’s so easy, your kids can help make it.
- Caramel Bits: Not to be confused with morsels similar to chocolate chips, caramel bits are actual bits of caramel that when chewed, are slightly soft and do not stick to your teeth. Some people actually prefer these over actual caramel candy. These are perfect for melting down into a sauce for mixing and dipping.
- Heavy Cream: This is pretty much the same thing as whipping cream, as they are both derived from the milk fat that collects on top of fresh milk. It’s often used as a thickening agent and in the case of this amazing recipe, it helps with creating the desired consistency of a dip.
Step One – Add the caramel bits to a 4 slow cooker or larger.
Step Two – Pour in the heavy cream.
Step Three – Cover and cook on LOW for 3-3 ½ hours, stirring every hour with a rubber spatula.
Step Four – The caramel sauce is done when it becomes smooth and shiny. You don’t have to wait for it to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!
What to serve with Caramel Dip
- This dip is best served warmly with sliced apples, marshmallows, or pretzels. As pictured below, pour some into a serving bowl and place dipping foods around it on a round serving tray.
- You can also serve this caramel dip with other fruit and vegetables.
- If you’re setting up a dip bar or ice cream bar, don’t forget to provide whipped cream for an extra special topping. And it also goes well with bread pudding.
If you want to give Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and the like, skip the store bought caramel dip and package up some of this in small mason jars. Simply put, you can’t go wrong with this easy caramel sauce!
This creamy caramel dip is not considered shelf stable so you will need to store it in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
Reheat on the stove top on low in a heavy bottom pan or in a microwave safe dish and warm for 20-30 second intervals. Don’t worry, it won’t lose its flavor.
Red delicious or granny smith apples are best for dipping.
When serving, set your slow cooker to the WARM setting, and stir occasionally.
Half & half can be used in place of the heavy cream.
It won’t harden up like the traditional candy apples, but you can certainly use it to create a caramel apple salad.
Slow Cooker Caramel Dip
- 22 oz. caramel bits (two 11-oz. bags) or 22 oz. soft caramel chews
- 1 cup heavy cream
- To your slow cooker add the caramel bits and pour in the heavy cream.
- Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours, stirring every hour with a rubber spatula. The caramel sauce is done when it becomes smooth and shiney.
- Serve warm with apple slices, marshmallows or pretzels. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
- Reheat on the stove top on low in a heavy bottom pan or in a microwave safe dish and warm for 20-30 second intervals.
- Red delicious or granny smith apples are best for dipping.
- When serving, set your slow cooker to the WARM setting, stir occasionally.
- Half & half can be used in place of the heavy cream.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.