I have been making this caramel dip for 25+ years and never one complaint! Many people have asked for the recipe, so here it is…
1 Package of Kraft Caramels Note: I buy Kraft Caramels in 11oz packages (40 caramels)
1 Stick of Butter
1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
That’s it! Stir over low heat until everything is melted and blended. This takes about 20 minutes or so.
Do stir constantly … this mixture BURNS VERY EASILY!!
I love packaging it in little jelly jars … 15 – 30 seconds in the microwave and it is perfect for a single serving! I store jars in the refrigerator.
One Christmas I gave out about 50 jars as gifts. They were very popular! 🙂
If you try it, let me know how you like it!
41 thoughts on “Caramel Dip Recipe”
I just stopped at the apple orchard the other day and bought some Honey Crisp apples (my favorite!) and caramel dip, yours sounds yummy! What a wonderful idea packing it into the small jelly jars for gift giving!
What cute little jars!!
How many caramels in a bag? I want to make this but have loose caramels.
I think about 40 are in the bag I use. Good luck. Hope you enjoy the dip!
No calories in this dip, right?! How very timely with apple season nearly upon us again. Thanks.
Do they have to be refrigerated? Is there a way to make it so it could sit at room temp? Would love to give as gifts, but know they will probably sit all day before they can take them home. Thanks!
I have had the jars sit out all day with no issues at all! Enjoy! I think your gifts will be very welcome!
Could these be water bath canned just to seal the lids ?
I have never tried that … we eat it so fast! HA Let me know if you do and how it turns out!
How many jars dose one batch make
I usually make more than one at a time but I would say 8-10 of the little jam jars. Good luck and enjoy! 😊
Hello! No bother at all. I have only seen it Eagle Brand condensed milk in one size.
Does it matter the size can of condensed milk? I’ve never bought it before, so if it only comes in one size then I’m sorry to have bothered you.
How many ounces are these jars
4 ozs… Hope you enjoy!
I used your idea for my granddaughters birthday as a party favor for all of the relatives and it was a hit. The dip is delicious!
Hello! I would love to make these as wedding favors for our guests with attached (Fall wedding). So I obviously need to make alot but I was wondering how soon I could make them? The wedding is in 4 weeks. Will they go bad if I start making them now? Do they need to be refrigerated? Can’t wait to try it!
I have kept them in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks! Good luck!! People will love it!!!
Will this recipe still work and be as delicious if I double or tripled it at once? I need to make enough for 120 and I would love to knock out more at a time if I can!
I have doubled buy never tripled. You will need to be very very careful so it doesn’t burn. Best of luck and let me know how it comes out! A real fav around here.
If you cook this in a double boiler, you won’t have to worry about burning. It’s the way I’ve always made it.
Sounds yummy thanks for sharing
Hi- any particular butter you use? Salted or no salt?
I used butter that is salted. Hope you enjoy the dip!! 😘
I made this tonight. It was so easy and turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!
I am so glad. Nice to hear from you! It is sure a crowd pleaser around here! I had one bride contact me. She used it as favors for everyone who came to her wedding. Not your usual favor but I bet people loved it! Thanks for letting me know!
How much butter is used? No idea what a stick of butter is. –> From Toronto, Canada, we don’t have sticks of butter, just big bricks of butter. Thanks!
Hello Joanna, A stick of butter is 1/2 cup ! Enjoy!
Great item to include in gift baskets, no matter what the occasion.
would this be ok used for filling for homemade chocolates
I have never tried this. It might not be firm enough.
How long will this keep for after making it
I think I have kept it for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Is there a way to use this for a dessert bar at a party?
Yes. If you can keep warm.