5 Salted Caramel Desserts

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

For me, desserts are a must have at Christmas. My husband Howard, son Ted and I will definitely be indulging in a sweet treat or two this year. In the past few years I have been noticing a lot more salted caramel food items for sale at this time of year.

Caramel is a confectionery product that is made by heating a variety of different sugars and fats together in a pan. Salted Caramel was first invented by a French pastry chef called Henri Le Roux. He made his caramel with butter and nuts. It was named the Best Caramel in France.

In recent years there seems to have been a resurgence of this type of treat. Popular coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets seem to have produced products that many people enjoy eating. Howard, Ted and I wouldn’t say no to caramel if it was put in front of us.

Now I know Christmas pudding and Trifle are traditional desserts at this time of year, but I think it’s good to break with tradition occasionally. Plus I know a few people who aren’t great fans of the traditional puddings. Below are a few items we will be indulging in this Christmas and we hope you will too.

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1) Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie

Brownies make a great treat but they can make a dessert too. I was thinking that we could eat this dish as an alternative to Christmas pudding. It’s not that I don’t like Christmas pudding, I have a gluten intolerance so I unfortunately can’t eat a lot of the shop bought puddings. We used to always get a shop bought Christmas pudding. Since I’ve found out about the gluten we don’t tend to do this now. So I thought that this dessert could be our alternative. It’s so delicious I could eat this all Christmas long. 

2) Salted ‘Datey’ Caramel Ice Cream

My son Ted loves eating ice creams and ice lollies. He eats them all year round too. Yep, even in Winter. Therefore, I know if I make ice cream there will be one person in this family who would eat the lot. It’s a fantastic option for children who may not like Christmas pudding all that much. Plus making it with dates and not loads of sugar is much better for the body. It’s definitely one for us to try again this year.

3) Salted Caramel and Pecan Flapjacks

Howard loves flapjacks, salted caramel and even the pecans in this treat too. Although, he’s not a big fan of nuts he doesn’t mind a pecan or two. Flapjacks are not strictly classed as a dessert but when I made them I think, if my memory serves me correctly, we ate them after dinner. They were delicious and they made a great sweet treat too. You could serve these warmed up with ice cream, cream or custard.

4) Salted Caramel Pancakes

For those of you that don’t know we love pancakes in our house. They make a brilliant breakfast but I think these would make a delicious dessert too. Pancakes are a food that I identify with breakfast and I have never really eaten them at dinner time. However I do think that these pancakes would taste great with vanilla ice cream or coconut cream and maple syrup too. It’s one we must try this Christmas.

Salted Caramel Pancakes

5) Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles

Truffles are not really a dessert but they are still a delicious treat. Occasionally over the festive season, after all the feasting we tend to do, I would prefer to eat one or two of these truffles rather than a dessert. Don’t get me wrong, as you can probably tell from above, I do love my sweet desserts. There are times during Christmas, after I have stuffed myself silly, all I want is a couple of chocolates and I’m done. So for me these are perfect.

5 Salted Caramel Desserts are a perfect treat at Christmas time. All of these desserts or sweet treats would a delicious alternative to Christmas pudding or trifle. They are all freezable so you could make them in advance of the big day and just simply defrost the night before. Plus if you have fussy eaters who are not keen on pudding then you could serve them this dish instead. However you decide to eat these treats this Christmas, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx