9 Best Gooey Caramel Holiday Desserts

By F&W Editors Posted December 20, 2015

Craving something sweet but don't want to put in the work? We have the perfect cooking hack for you. Watch this video to see F&W's Justin Chapple demonstrate star chef Richard Blais's trick for making fast and easy ducle de leche. 

Once you've whipped up a batch, here are nine amazing holiday desserts to make with the incredible caramel.

1. Dulce de Leche Crispies 

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This adult version of the classic Rice Krispies Treat features gooey dulce de leche instead of marshmallows.

2. Dulce de Leche Layer Cake 

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Chef Scott Conant's gorgeous cake is flavored with nutty liqueur and frosted with a lightly sweetened meringue.

3. Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Magic Bars 

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Smoky bacon in the filling takes these dessert bars over-the-top.

4. Dulce de Leche Napoleons 

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Crisp phyllo triangles are filled with warm caramel. 

5. Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding 

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Five ingredients is all you need for this speedy dessert. 

6. Dulce de Leche Crêpes 

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"We Argentinians have a very sweet tooth," says chef Francis Mallmann, who fills crêpes with the Latin caramel sauce and tops them with whipped cream.

7. Dunked Dulce de Leche Doughnuts 

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Dulce de leche flavors both these gluten-free doughnuts and their glaze. 

8. Banoffee Pie 

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This delicious cross between a banana and toffee pie is made with dulce de leche, bananas and a thin layer of chocolate. 

9. Caramel-Apple Ice Cream 

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Swirling caramelized apples with dulce de leche into vanilla ice cream makes an incredible dessert.

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