Chocolate Caramel Dip

Chocolate and caramel is a winning combination under just about any circumstance. OK maybe not chocolate caramel hot dogs but it is good just about any other time. Take this dip for instance. Creamy caramels are melted with half and half, cinnamon and vanilla. Then melted dark chocolate is added to the mix and the whole dip is topped with chopped nuts.  Trust me when I say it will satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

I have not had much success with making my own caramel in the past so I use a bit of a short cut with this caramel dip recipe. With Halloween season in full swing and the candy aisles in the grocery store busting at the seams with candy it seemed like the perfect opportunity to stock up on some chewy caramels. And as it turns out, not only are chewy caramels the perfect treat, when melted they also make a mean dip.

Chocolate Caramel Dip Recipe

Makes 1 1/2 cups Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 25 caramel candies, wrappers removed
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • chopped nuts, optional

Instructions

1

In a small saucepan combine caramels, half and half, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Cook over low heat until caramel melts. Stirring frequently until smooth.

2

Meanwhile, in another small sauce pan melt chocolate over lowest heat possible. Stir frequently until melted.

3

Pour melted caramel mixture into a bowl. Stir in chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

4

Serve warm.

Notes

This dip is best served when it is warm but cools off rather quickly. If it does become too hard, you can pop it in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to soften it up a bit. Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Liesl
    October 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

    ohhh this sounds and looks absolutely divine!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    October 14, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Yum. Pass the apples please.

  • Reply
    Deseree
    October 14, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Thanks Theresa! Cassie- I dipped granny smith apples in this. I loved the tartness and the sweetness together. Mmmm.

  • Reply
    cassie
    October 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    The dip looks great. Great idea with the short cut. When I make caramel for apples if the caramel doesn’t heat to 240 it will not set? What did you dip in this yummy dip?

  • Reply
    Theresa
    October 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Oh YUM! I have had awful luck with making my own caramel too, so I love your short cut :)