Try This Irresistible Slow Cooker Caramel Sauce Dip with Just 4 Ingredients!

This delicious crock pot slow cooker caramel sauce dip with only four ingredients is a perfect addition to your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas parties!

Hey y’all, Tiffany here.

A couple of months ago, at a homeschool association board meeting, I volunteered to bring two crock pots full of caramel to serve at the Halloween trunk-or-treat.

I’m really not sure what I was thinking. Y’all know that cooking is not my thing, even if we do have awesome recipes on this blog.

These are some of my favorites:

Anyway, I digress.

Most slow cooker caramel dip recipes are either made by constant stirring over a hot stove or by sticking an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk into the crock pot.

I honestly didn’t have time for the former, and I find the latter to be a bit gross. Thankfully, that’s why Pinterest was invented.

I found this Crock Pot Caramel Dip recipe and thought I’d give it a try – and I’m glad I did!

The recipe says that it makes just 1 quart (about 1 liter) of dip. I decided to 4x the recipe to fit in my 6 quart Instant Pot and Crock pot….and ended up almost overflowing!

Simple Slow Cooker Caramel Dip (only 4 ingredients!)

I took this picture after I scooped out several cups in order to transport them. I think it’s safe to say that the recipe actually makes 1.5 quarts!

I also ended up with an entire crock pot full leftovers – and that was after the Halloween party that had over 200 attendees AND our church’s trunk-or-treat later that night.

To that end, I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe for just one event.

I also found that my caramel cooked much more smoothly and evenly in the Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting instead of my Crock pot. The Crock pot kind of clumped a bit.

And if you need a delicious caramel beverage to bring along with you, you might like this Golden Eagle Dutch Bros: Copycat Recipe.

Slow Cooker Caramel Dip Ingredients

Here are all the ingredients you need to make this caramel dip in a crock pot (or using the slow cooker function of your Instant Pot).

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 oz each)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

If you want, you can even use this Sweetened Condensed Milk from scratch instead of getting it from a can.

Directions for Slow Cooker Caramel Dip

Melt the butter on the high setting of your slow cooker, crock pot, or Instant Pot. (I was in a rush, so I actually just melted it in the microwave and dumped it in.)

Add the brown sugar and mix well, stirring out all of the clumps.

Add the sweetened condensed milk and the corn syrup, and mix well.

The recipe for this slow cooker caramel dip says to leave it on high and allow it to cook for two hours while stirring occasionally.

Since I made so much, I could have used a lot more than two hours. I left it for about 3 hours, and it still felt a little gritty from the brown sugar not having melted all the way. The larger the recipe, the more time you’ll need.

The result

Like I said earlier, the original recipe says that it makes 1 quart, but when I 4x the recipe, it made 6 quarts. So I think each one makes about 1.5 quarts.

The longer you cook it, the thicker it will be. We used this as a dip to the side with sliced apples, and it worked great.

I stored the leftovers in the fridge, and later warmed them up to put over popcorn.

It was a hit! I took it to two different activities on the same day, and I had lots of people asking for the recipe at both events.

What Goes Best with Caramel Dip Sauce?

Now you’ve got a delicious recipe, what goes well with this caramel sauce? Here are a few ideas to get you excited to make some awesome treats for the family.


Soft pretzels, whether homemade or store-bought, are a fantastic accompaniment to caramel dip sauce. The salty, savory, flavor of the pretzels pairs beautifully with the rich sweetness of the homemade caramel dip sauce, creating a delicious contrast of flavors.

Ice Cream:

Drizzling caramel dip sauce over a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes this classic dessert to the next level. The warm caramel sauce adds a decadent touch to the cool, creamy ice cream, making it a delightful treat for any occasion. For the best caramel sauce, consider using these ingredients and follow a reliable, delicious recipe to achieve the perfect consistency and flavor.


For a decadent dessert option, consider serving warm brownies with a generous drizzle of homemade caramel sauce. The fudge texture of the brownies pairs perfectly with the gooey caramel sauce, creating a heavenly indulgence that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Banana Slices:

Sliced bananas are another delicious fruit option to pair with caramel dip sauce. The creamy texture of the bananas contrasts beautifully with the sticky sweetness of the caramel, creating a simple yet irresistible snack or dessert.


Enjoy your regular popcorn as a gourmet treat by drizzling it with caramel dip sauce. The combination of sweet caramel sauce dip and salty popcorn creates a deliciously addictive snack that’s perfect for movie nights or parties. The fantastic flavor of the caramel sauce elevates the popcorn to a whole new level of indulgence.


For a decadent dessert option, serve slices of cheesecake with a generous drizzle of caramel dip sauce. The creamy richness of the cheesecake complements the sweet, sticky caramel sauce, creating a dessert that’s sure to impress.

French Toast:

Take your breakfast or brunch to the next level by topping French toast with a drizzle of caramel dip sauce. The warm, buttery flavor of the French toast pairs beautifully with the sweet caramel sauce, creating a mouthwatering morning treat.

Yogurt Parfaits:

Layer Greek yogurt with granola, fresh berries, and a drizzle of caramel dip sauce for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option. The creamy yogurt and crunchy granola provide the perfect backdrop for the sweet caramel sauce, creating a satisfying and indulgent treat.

Cinnamon Rolls:

Elevate your homemade or store-bought cinnamon rolls by drizzling them with caramel dip sauce before serving. The warm, gooey caramel sauce adds an extra layer of sweetness and flavor to the soft, fluffy cinnamon rolls, making them truly irresistible.

Fresh Fruit Platter:

Enjoy your fruit platter by adding a side of salted caramel sauce, perfect for dipping strawberries, grapes, pineapple chunks, fresh apple slices, and more for a sweet and satisfying snack. Plus, try our irresistible caramel apple dip recipe for an extra indulgent treat!

Doughnut Holes:

Transform plain doughnut holes into a decadent treat by dipping them into the caramel sauce. The combination of iced coffee, fluffy doughnuts, and rich caramel is simply irresistible.


Instead of using chocolate bars, try sandwiching marshmallows and caramel sauce between graham crackers for a unique twist on the classic s’mores. The gooey marshmallow and sweet caramel create a deliciously irresistible combination.

In addition to these ideas, caramel dip sauce can also be used as a topping for pancakes, waffles, crêpes, oatmeal, and more. Its rich, sweet flavor adds a delightful touch to a variety of dishes, making it a versatile and delicious addition to any kitchen pantry. Whether you’re looking for a simple snack or an indulgent dessert, caramel dip sauce is sure to satisfy your cravings and delight your taste buds.

Slow Cooker Caramel Dip

Slow Cooker Caramel Dip

This delicious crock pot slow cooker caramel dip with only four ingredients is a perfect addition to your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas parties!  Drizzle it over sliced apples, popcorn, and other fall finger foods, or use it to make candied apples!  It's easy to keep warm in the crockpot.  This will a hit at your autumn and winter gatherings, and your guests will be begging for the recipe!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 oz each)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup


  1. Melt the butter on the high setting of your slow cooker.
  2. Add the brown sugar and mix well, stirring out all of the clumps.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk and the corn syrup. Mix well.
  4. Cook on high for two hours, stirring occasionally.

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