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2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

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In under 10 minutes of kitchen time, you can put this easy 2 ingredient caramel sauce together. It is rich, versatile, and tastes absolutely incredible.

Best of all, you can make it ahead of time and store it to use in your culinary creations all throughout the holiday season too!

I love drizzling it over my banana bread, or cut fruit like apples and bananas, ice cream, cinnamon rolls, and other baked goodies!

Caramel sauce in a glass jar with cut fruit around it.

Ingredients For the 2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel candy: Caramel candy melts perfectly and turns into this delicious, concentrated caramel sauce. You can find these caramel candies at almost all grocery (and candy) stores.

Evaporated milk: Some evaporated milk to adjust the consistency of the sauce and add the creaminess to the mixture. Be sure not to confuse this with sweetened condensed milk.

Salt: This is optional and a little goes a long way. The salt will help round out the sweetness of the sauce and remove any ‘sharp’ sweetness tones in the sauce.

**EAZYTIP: Oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and other common seasonings are not counted in the ingredient list because most home kitchens have these ingredients in their cupboards.

The ingredients for caramel sauce - chewy caramel squares and evaporated milk.

How to Make Caramel Sauce

  1. Heat the evaporated milk and caramel candy in a saucepan.
  2. Mix everything and cook until caramel candy melts.
  3. Use for your recipes.

***** Be sure to check the printable recipe card below for the exact ingredient amounts and instructions to make this sauce perfect every time.

Tips & Variations for this 2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

  • Make sure you use a good quality heavy bottomed pan to melt the caramel candy. I would recommend using a non-stick pan for best results.
  • Also remember to keep the heat low when you’re melting the candy, and keep stirring the mixture consistently so it doesn’t end up burning.
  • You can also bring a bit of variation to this 2 ingredient caramel recipe by adding some instant espresso powder into the mix.
  • To bring that delicious and indulgent salted caramel flavor, you can also add some smoked sea salt.
  • Another great idea is to add a dash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder into the caramel sauce.

How to Serve the Caramel Sauce

This caramel sauce is actually super versatile. You can drizzle it over your baked goodies like brownies, cupcakes, muffins, pies and practically any other sweet treat that needs a bit of extra deliciousness.

I love using it with my 3 ingredient strawberry pancakes and my all time favorite cinnamon roll apple pie cups.

In fact, you can also drizzle them over your classic cinnamon rolls and your seasonal dump cake to elevate their flavors.

The sweetness of the caramel sauce makes it a beautiful drizzle over your freshly cut fruits, a bowl of vanilla ice cream and even on a fruit parfait.

You can also mix some of it into your cold coffee, top it over the whipped cream or sneak it into a cold brew.

A slice of apple that has been dipped in the caramel, hovering above the jar of caramel.

Storage Ideas & Suggestions

You can make this 2 ingredient caramel sauce in a batch and refrigerate it for up to a week if not more.

Just make sure you use a clean glass container with an airtight lid to store it.

Remember that the caramel sauce will thicken and possibly even solidify as it cools down, but you can easily get it to the right consistency by reheating it in the microwave.

This 2 ingredient caramel sauce is perfect to make in a big batch and use as a homemade gift for the holidays too. Pour it into small jars, put on the lid and finish it up with a festive ribbon!

Questions and Answers

  1. Can I use sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk?
    You can, but I advise against it. The sweetened condensed milk is very sweet, and when mixed with the sweet caramels, the sauce could become overly sweet and not enjoyable.
  2. My sauce isn’t very thick. What did I do wrong?
    Try reheating the sauce and cooking it a little longer to help reduce it and help it thicken up.

Did you try making this 2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Did you add a bit of salt to it? Let me know in the comments below!

Yield: 2 cups

2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

A jar of caramel sauce with cut apples on the plate around it.

Delight in the rich, buttery sweetness of this easy-to-make caramel sauce, perfect for elevating any dessert.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 11 ounces caramel candy, unwrapped
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Dash of salt (optional)


    1. Place the unwrapped caramels and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium low heat.
    2. Stir occasionally until the caramels are completely melted and the mixture begins to thicken.
    3. Add the salt if you choose to use it. If you add the salt to the sauce, do not sprinkle with flaky salt at the end.
    4. Serve warm or allow to cool and enjoy!


    Do not use sweetened condensed milk as it may make the sauce too sweet to enjoy.
    Serving it warm or cool on any dessert is very delicious. Add a light sprinkle of flaky salt to enhance the rest of the flavors in the sauce.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size

    1 tablespoon

    Amount Per Serving Calories 45Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 35mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 7gProtein 1g

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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