Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

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The victory of the week for me was this salted caramel sauce. So much creamy, caramelly, sugary, salty goodness!

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel is the “in” thing right now, and in my opinion, for good reason.

The extra saltiness cuts through the extra sweetness of the caramel, making it a great contrast to what other sweet item it may be paired with.

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The other thing about this caramel sauce recipe is that its incredibly easy. No candy thermometer required!

Instead of starting with the normal white sugar and browning it to a beautiful amber color, this recipe has a base of brown sugar and a little corn syrup which gives it a great, smooth texture. It definitely is not missing any caramel flavor, and its impossible to mess up!

Super easy salted caramel sauce. No candy thermometer required! - Chocolate with Grace

I found and adapted the recipe from Laura’s Sweet Spot, no longer an active website. The amount of cream added to the caramel can be altered to make the caramel the consistency you want.

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla
  • ⅙-¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • up to 1 cup heavy cream


  • Melt the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  • Reduce heat and let boil for 3 to 4 minutes until thickened. Add the vanilla and salt while simmering.
  • Allow the sauce to cool to a warm temperature. Add cream until desired consistency is reached. As the caramel cools, it will thicken more. Keep that in mind when adding the cream.
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{originally published 4/1/14 – recipe notes updated 1/3/22}

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    • Mary says

      Hi, Stephanie. This should last for a couple weeks in the refrigerator. I haven’t tried freezing this recipe before, so I can’t say how well it’ll thaw. I’m glad you’re enjoying the caramel sauce!

  1. Yvonne says

    5 stars
    This is hands down thee best salted caramel sauce ever!! It’s so good I could have sat there and eaten it straight from the pot!!
    I used it to drizzle over my apple dessert pizza, it was definitely a big hit. Thank you for posting it!!