caramel apple cheesecake pie

If you are hosting a bridal shower or want a varied sweet table at your wedding, you're going to love these delicious caramel treats!  Above, go utterly decadent with a caramel apple cheesecake pie all tucked into a buttery graham cracker crumb crust.

Learn how to create these pretty caramel confections for the tops of salted caramel buttercream cupcakes (just click on the photo below, left).  It's easier than you think!

salted caramel cupcake with caramelized topping
 
Samoa inspired frozen pie made with cream cheese and whipped topping

If you're one of those people that is tempted to yell at a sweet little Girl Scout when she tells you that she's sold out of Samoas, then you are going to go totally gaga over this frozen pie (above, right). Loaded up with caramel, chocolate, coconut, and pecans, a little slice goes a long way.

For a more sophisticated palette, try one of these apple tartlets topped with bourbon whipped cream and caramel (below).  This would be the yummiest of additions to a brunch bridal shower!

baked apple tartlet with caramel topping and bourbon whipped cream

Cookies are making a comeback on sweet tables this year. And why not?  It's completely portable sugar that you can munch on while waiting in the bar line.  These salty-sweet caramel cookie bars are one of those instantly addictive treats that you just can't stop eating.

caramel and nut cookie bars

Want to skip straight to the source?  Make your own salted caramel sauce for a sundae bar at the bridal shower you're hosting. As a bonus, sundaes look amazing and fun, but don't cost quite as much as other desserts.

homemade salted caramel sauce with vanilla ice cream

The newest item on my own to do list is to make them caramel pretzel bites (below). I'm relatively sure that my life just isn't the same without them.

caramel and chocolate pretzel bites

Caramel corn is a classic treat that you can serve at your event, or bag up as a very welcomed favor.

homemade caramel corn

For the more experienced baker, caramel candies are a blast to make. These wrapped goodies below are mixed with spiced pear to create a unique, complex taste. For those who haven't made candy before, expect to have a few "practice" batches, and invest in a good candy thermometer.

spiced pear caramels wrapped in polka dotted paper

Whether you are having a gourmet s'mores bar or serving hot cocoa around the fire pit, your guests will ooh and aah over these malted caramel marshmallows (below).

malted caramel marshmallows

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