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Easy Homemade Caramel Dip and a GIVEAWAY

This Easy Homemade Caramel Dip is so simple to make and incredibly scrumptious, it will quickly become your favorite caramel recipe!

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This is my go-to caramel dip recipe. It is the real deal, kids. No additives or funny ingredients that make it “taste” like caramel…this is real caramel! Buttery, smooth perfection! You don’t even need a candy thermometer, it’s so easy!

{Pssst! Make sure you read to the end, I have an AWESOME giveaway for you!!}

Easy Homemade Caramel Dip - This is the BEST caramel (or salted caramel) I've tried! NO candy thermometer needed!!  http://backforsecondsblog.com  #caramel #carameldip  #naturalcaramel

I am a from scratch kind of girl. I love homemade recipes because you control what goes in them. I also have an aversion to shortening and corn syrup and any other unnecessary additives.  This caramel doesn’t have any funny ingredients, just sugar, cream, butter, vanilla, honey, and salt. Simple and scrumptious!

Easy Homemade Caramel Dip - This is the BEST caramel (or salted caramel) I've tried! NO candy thermometer needed!!  http://backforsecondsblog.com  #caramel #carameldip  #naturalcaramel

Even if you’ve never made candy or caramel in the past, I believe you can do this! It really is easy. The key is to keep an eye on it while it’s cooking – no walking away!  Seriously, if you can stir, you can make this!

Easy Homemade Caramel Dip - This is the BEST caramel (or salted caramel) I've tried! NO candy thermometer needed!!  http://backforsecondsblog.com  #caramel #carameldip  #naturalcaramel

Grab some apples, pretzels, ice cream – whatever you want to smother in caramel. Let’s do this!

Want salted caramel? Just add in a little extra sea salt. Yum!

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Easy Homemade Caramel Dip - This is the BEST caramel (or salted caramel) I've tried! NO candy thermometer needed!!  http://backforsecondsblog.com  #caramel #carameldip  #naturalcaramel

Before we get to the recipe I have a really special giveaway for you!!

D’Wana has an etsy shop, Mountain Girl Melodies, where she sells personalized hand stamped and painted leather cuffs. Let me tell you, her work is so very beautiful! There is so much detail put into each piece. You pick whatever word or name that is special to you and she will create a work of wearable art!

leather cuff giveaway

The sweetest part though, is the reason behind her selling these cuffs. She is raising money so she can go to Africa to teach women a trade so they can support themselves and their families. She has such a beautiful heart! You can read more about her story here.

I am so thrilled to be able to give away one of these stunning cuffs to one of you! I wear mine often and I know you will do the same. My cuff represents my precious babies, and says Miracles Happen.  I love it! (That’s me, 6 months pregnant with our newest miracle!)

6 month pregnant belly

Enter to win your personalized leather cuff via the Rafflecoptor below (it may take a few seconds to load. If you have trouble try refreshing the page.)
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Now let’s get to that caramel recipe, shall we? :)

Easy Homemade Caramel Dip

This Awesome Homemade Caramel Dip is so buttery and smooth, and perfect for dipping apples and pretzels! It's natural, additive free and tastes incredible!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
In a medium heavy saucepan cook the sugar undisturbed over medium heat until it starts to melt - about 5 minutes. Once it starts melting stir constantly until smooth and completely dissolved. Add cream a little at a time (it will bubble up a lot as you add it so be careful). Continue stirring as you add the cream until it is smooth. Add the honey and salt and continue stirring and cooking over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir well. Allow to cool some before dipping. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered.
Makes about 1 cup.

 

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49 Responses to “Easy Homemade Caramel Dip and a GIVEAWAY”

  1. Barbara Bradford says:

    Such a pretty bracelet, I would like the bracelet to say Thomas. My very first great- grandchild.

  2. Kristin says:

    Pinning this! You had me at “no candy thermometer”. That’s why I’ve never tried caramel before!
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  3. Mimi says:

    Hmmmm this one’s a toughie! My brain’s having a fart moment so please forgive me for not being able to figure this one out on the spot! Lol
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  4. Oh My I could drizzle that on Everything!! That is an amazing Story. What a wonderful person D’Wana is!
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  5. Love and Live for Jesus <3

  6. Catherine says:

    My resolution this year was to look for ways to be grateful in all situations.
    I would want my cuff to say “Gratitude” or “Grateful” .

  7. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Beautiful cuff, and wonderful recipe! My cuff would have to honor my grandkids, but I’d have to think about how best to do that…maybe K-L-J for Kaden, Lisa and Justin!

  8. Dianne says:

    Anything caramel is divine, in my opinion. Thanks for this wonderful recipe, and also for the chance to win an amazing gift from a most amazing woman.

  9. That caramel sauce – wow! So thick and perfect looking! And the cuff, how cute! I would give it to my daughter and she’d love it!
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  10. PENNY says:

    DREAM

  11. Jane says:

    Love your cuff!

  12. Janelle says:

    I would do”believe”.

  13. Christine says:

    Have you tried doubling the recipe? I would want to try this for a party, but I know not all recipes double well. How long do you think leftovers could stay in the fridge? What am I saying-anything leftover would never last!

    On a cuff? I think “Be of good courage”- a reminder I often need as I try to start my own company!! I’m sure the women in Africa would really appreciate D’Wana’s generous and loving help!

  14. Katrina says:

    Blessing and many thanks

  15. Debbie says:

    What a beautiful bracelet – and yes, miracles do happen all the time. Thanks for a chance at a wonderful giveaway.

  16. Sarah G says:

    I am not sure what I would have it say! Probably my four kids initials.

  17. Elaine says:

    This is such a good cause! I think “Believe” would be appropriate!

  18. Antoinette says:

    The bracelet is adorable and definitely envying one right now. Would love to have one of my own. I think I might just go ahead and order one for my best friend and myself.

  19. Michelle says:

    I am new to your site and I am loving everything about it. I have enjoyed all of the recipes. Thank you so much. It is a wonderful thing you friend is doing. It is a great cause. Thank you for the give away.

  20. Laura says:

    It looks so yummy can’t wait to try it.

  21. bookwormforjesus says:

    This looks so good! I love caramel!

  22. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I love “Miracles Happen” – I would want mine to say that, for sure! Or something about following dreams. :)

  23. that caramel sauce is calling me…MUST have some NOW! and you are seriously the cutest little preggo mom ever!!
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  24. Cyndi Torres says:

    Thank you for a recipe with no extra and weird ingredients! I’m trying to avoid corn syrup and shortening too, but I do love caramel! The cuffs are beautiful! I’d have to have a Bible verse on mine.

  25. Jessica Z says:

    I would love my cuff to say “Let God”

  26. Hmmmm…I’d have to think about what I’d want mine to say. Maybe “Be Grateful”…always a good reminder.
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  27. kesha says:

    I would want it to say LOVE

  28. Looks so delicious Stephanie! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays! Sharing on FB and pinning!
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  29. Linda Prater says:

    your recipe made my mouth wetter. like the cuffs great idea mine would have to read LOVE- FAMILY- LIFE

  30. Kelli says:

    I’d like my cuff to say patience.

  31. Thanks for a wonderful simplified recipe. It looks tantalizing in your photos. Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-14/

  32. christy spurlock says:

    “Believe”

  33. Hilary A. says:

    Mmm, that looks so good with green apples! Yum yum.
    My cuff would say “let it go” bc I def need to be reminded every day.
    x Hilary

  34. Lisa Sams says:

    Yum, will have to make this, might try it in my coffee. My bracelet would need to say Grams.
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  35. This caramel looks delish!! I would want my cuff to say something similar to “My hero has a zipper” and would be a reference to my youngest daughter. She was born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery and has a “zipper” scar down the center of her chest.

  36. Ashley says:

    I love that cuff! I would have mine say hope.

  37. noelle krawiec says:

    Yummy lookin dip!! If I was lucky enough to win the cuff I’d want mine to say “stronger” :)

  38. Annette E says:

    Love the cuffs AND the caramel recipe! I would want my cuff to say “grace”. By grace alone we’re saved and I need to be reminded of that grace daily!

  39. the beth says:

    Those recipes all look so good — definitely going to save them to try sometime. I would want my cuff to say Be Kind – or something along the lines.

  40. Lisa Stover says:

    Mine would say “Breathe”, because I need a reminder sometimes.

  41. This looks perfect, Stephanie! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday’s Treasures. Hope to see you again tonight!!

  42. Wendolyn says:

    I love her reason behind selling these cuffs! I would like one that said “faith” :)

  43. Lauren says:

    I would love a bracelet that says “No Regrets”
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  44. So pretty! Would love for my cuff to say “everyday I’m hustlin'” :) Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!
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