Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce


I have a confession to make: this recipe was actually a HUGE fail! Okay....not in its finished form...but that's only because its finished form is not at all what I set out to make. SCORE!! I have always wanted to have a successful recipe fail - you know - one of those great recipes that is created by accident.....? I feel like it's one of the only types of failure that actually signifies success....(you must be somewhat successful if you can salvage the mess....ha!)



My original plan was to make a salted caramel coating....I guess I didn't realize the result of melting caramels and chocolate chips together would be a gooey mixture that doesn't harden....


....but instead clumps together in a completely unappetizing way. Luckily I thought quickly and threw in some butter and, after checking the caramel package, some water. And it worked! The clumping stopped and the mixture melted nicely....and after I threw in some coarse salt, it tasted amazing....


.....but I couldn't get over the fact that it was kind of grainy. Not really what you want on your ice cream. So I tried one more time, replacing the water with heavy cream, and......voila! It was perfect!!


So good that I put double on mine!! I'm saying it helps my throat feel better after surgery....but let's be serious - salted caramel? Probably not the best for a throat in pain. I can't help it... it's just. that. good.


Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. Kraft caramel bits (or 12 Kraft caramels)
1 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. coarse salt (or more, to taste)

1. Combine chocolate chips, caramels, and butter in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl.
2. Melt over medium heat (in microwave 30 seconds) until partially melted.
3. Add heavy cream and continue melting, stirring occasionally (in microwave stir every 30 seconds) until completely melted.
4. Stir in salt.

Enjoy over ice cream, fruit, brownies, or whatever your little heart desires :) 

 
  

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-Cathy

26 comments :

  1. I love that you tried again to get the perfect sauce! And it makes you happy, then it has to be good for your throat right???? I think you are justified. I mean it DOES look irresistible!

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  2. I had a taste today, and it is yummy!

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  3. Anything with salted caramel I go crazy over. It's so so so so good.

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  4. YUM!!! looks like you've done it again in that kitchen of yours!!! thanks for sharing :) also, i hope you are feeling better after your surgery!!!

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  5. oh yummy..I think this is like a piece of heaven!

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  6. Oh, wow. Salted caramel...and chocolate...on ice cream. I'm making this sooo soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Yum! Salted caramel and chocolate... you can't go wrong! This looks amazing!

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  8. Sometimes recipe fails can turn out pretty amazing, and this one sounds awesome! YUM! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

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  9. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I need to make this asap! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh yum! I love chocolate and I love salted caramel!! :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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  11. This looks great. I found you from The In and Out Kitchen Party. I would love for you to share at my party: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/tried-and-true-recipes-7.html

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  12. This sounds amazing! I am thinking I can really make it delicious (or bad) and serve over warm brownie sundaes. Yum!

    http://farmerswiferambles.com/category/pinteresting-weekly-hop/

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  13. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia, I'm sharing this on facebook and pinning ofcourse. Yum I love those caramel bits.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  14. Looks divine! Love it when a happy accident happens! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    KC

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  15. looks amazing! It's great when it works out in the end :)

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  16. OHHHH - this looks delicious! Yippee for little changes that make it taste better {and the texture perfect!} - thank you for linking this at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  17. I bet I would LOVE this Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce! Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes. I wanted to stop by and "Pin" your post while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  18. Mmm...sounds fabulous! good job powering through until you got it perfect :)

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  19. I'm burning up Pinterest on all of your amazing recipes this week!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing. I am trying this one this weekend. YUM!

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  20. Yummy, I'm pinning this one.

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  21. That looks so delicious, I am practically drooling here! Hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery :-)

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  22. Yum! I've also had salted caramel failure before. I tried making salted caramel candy over Christmas and it never set. But, I found another use for it and it was DIVINE! It's nice to know that others can screw up sometimes, too!

    Thanks for sharing this at Much Ado About Monday! :)

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  23. Hey me again! I found this recipe too and would love for you to come post this to my link party too! It's so tasty looking! http://home-styled.blogspot.com/2013/04/link-party-show-your-style-sunday-2.html

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  24. Awesome! I know, I had that happen once with pizza dough that failed, but made amazing breadsticks. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  25. Yum, this looks amazing! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this today on my blog, so stop by and grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/04/9-creative-ideas/

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  26. Okay, Nommy Nom NOMS! Can't wait to try it!

    -andi

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