If you’re looking for the ultimate caramel dip, look no further. Our homemade recipe combines rich, smooth caramel with a touch of vanilla and sea salt for a truly decadent treat. Perfect for dipping apples, and pretzels, or simply enjoying by the spoonful, this caramel dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce
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This recipe is the one you’ve been waiting for! It’s a total crowd-pleaser and also super easy. When people see how quickly it came together, they’re going to want your secrets too (I can’t blame them). If you love the taste of caramel apples, you will love this easy recipe!

The Best Caramel Dip For Apples

The best homemade caramel apple dip has just the right balance of sweetness and creaminess. The key to achieving this balance is using high-quality ingredients, like rich and creamy cream cheese and smooth, buttery caramel sauce. The dark brown sugar is perfect for balancing the sweetness of the cream cheese, and then whisking it to the perfect consistency. It’s a thick and smooth dip, that is perfect for dipping! It’s one of my family’s favorite fall recipes!

And the best part is there is no need for a candy thermometer here, we don’t even use the stove! Talk about an easy caramel sauce recipe!

Ingredients Needed For Easy Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel apple dip is a simple, yet delicious treat that is perfect for fall gatherings. All you need are a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep time. As always the full recipe and quantities are in the recipe card below!

Ingredients Needed For Easy Caramel Apple Dip
  • Cream Cheese: Use regular, or low-fat cream cheese, you can also use a vegan option.
  • Brown Sugar and Granulated White Sugar: This sugar mixture adds sweetness to the dip!
  • Vanilla Extract: For the best flavor use pure vanilla extract!
  • Kosher Salt: Adds some flavor to the dip!

How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

How To Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients until smooth. Either use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon! This is a great recipe that can be prepared in minutes!

Pro Tips On How To Make The Best Caramel Dip

Making the perfect caramel dip requires patience and attention to detail.

First, you want to make sure your ingredients are high quality; using fresh cream chees and real vanilla extract can make all the difference in taste. Next, it’s important to continually stir the mixture until it’s smooth. . Finally, don’t be afraid to adjust the recipe to fit your taste; adding a pinch of salt (think salted caramel sauce) or a splash of bourbon can enhance the flavor. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a delectable caramel dip that will have everyone asking for seconds.

What To Serve With Caramel Dip

The answer is endless snack options! One delicious option is to serve apple slices, vanilla wafers, apple pie, pound cake, and graham crackers, providing a tart contrast to the sweet caramel dip. Other fruit choices such as strawberries or pears would also be tasty options.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try dipping pretzels or even marshmallows into the caramel for a unique twist on traditional desserts. No matter what snacks you choose, your guests will enjoy the combination of creamy caramel and crunchy treats. So next time you have a party or get-together, don’t forget to include What To Serve With Caramel Dip on your grocery list. Your guests are sure to love it!

This also makes a great idea for a summer ice cream bar, and nothing goes better with ice cream sundaes!

How To Store Creamy Caramel Sauce

Making your own homemade caramel sauce can be a delicious addition to many desserts, but it’s important to store it properly so that it stays fresh and creamy. Transfer the caramel dessert into an airtight container. It’s best to use a glass jar or mason jar. For best results use it within a couple of days and remember to stir it before serving.

Remember this makes for a fabulous gift! So, think about that for the holidays!

More Air Fryer Fall Favorite Desserts

Fall has arrived and with it comes a whole new world of delicious desserts to make in your air fryer. So, after you come back from a day at the apple orchards, whip some of these easy apple recipes!

The Best Caramel Dip

The Best Caramel Dip

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


This is The Best Caramel Dip; this was the perfect dip to serve with my Air Fryer Homemade Apple Fries, which are fast becoming one of my family’s favorites snacks!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients until smooth.


Serving: 1gCalories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 384mgPotassium: 57mgSugar: 27gVitamin A: 381IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 0.1mg

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