Everyone loves caramel, but did you know that it takes virtually no effort to make your own? The only pieces of equipment you need are a glass jar and a crockpot. Of course the only way to make caramel better is to add peanut butter and chocolate. The uses for this stuff is endless – ice cream topping, apple dip, toothpaste, oatmeal addition, cake frosting, shampoo…



1. Open the can of sweetened condensed milk and pour it into the glass jar. Seal it tightly and place it in the crockpot standing upright. Fill the crockpot with as much water as possible; making sure it covers the top of the jar. Set the crockpot to Low for 8-10 hours, adding water as necessary to keep the water line above the jar.

2. Remove the jar from the crockpot and let it cool on the counter until it’s cool enough to handle. You should have this:

3. Place the chocolate in a bowl and microwave on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until just melted. Stir the melted chocolate and the peanut butter into the caramel.

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3 Responses / Leave a comment »

  1. Three of the best ingredients and flavors, all rolled into one. Love it!

  2. Chuck says:

    Wow, that sounds awesome… I think I’d just eat the caramel straight up!

  3. Jude says:

    Love the combination. You can also bypass the caramel process and use Dulce De Leche | Nestlé® La Lechera, a Hispanic product by Nestle which is caramelized sweetened condensed milk. I used it extensively when I lived in Costa Rica. I Enjoy all your recipes. The Dulce La Lechera is available in the US in the Hispanic aisles of most stores.

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