3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue (slow cooker or microwave)

 Easy 3-Ingredient Caramel Fondue dip you can whip up either in the microwave, or in a crockpot. Rich, gooey caramel sauce for dipping all of your favorite treats!

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

I love easy desserts with limited ingredients and this caramel fondue takes the cake. Honestly I think it’s the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. Almost too easy to call it a recipe. But it is a recipe. So I’m sharing it. Because you really need this fantastic stuff in your life.

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

You can make it either in the microwave – for practically instant gratification (we all have those days), or in the crockpot – for an easy peasy dessert to serve at a party. The slow cooker is nice for serving larger groups and keeping the fondue warm for a longer time. Either way it’s a walk in the park. A freakishly delicious walk in the park.

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

There’s no end to the number of things you can dip into this caramel sauce. I’ve tried apples and other fruit (bananas, strawberries – yummmm), pretzels, cookies, chocolates, marshmallows (no shame in dipping sugar in more sugar…). If you’ve got a party coming up, or just a passionate craving for something sweet and irresistible, you need to make this. It really couldn’t get easier or tastier.

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue
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3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue (slow cooker or microwave)

Easy 3-ingredient caramel fondue dip you can whip up either in the microwave, or in a crockpot. Rich, gooey caramel sauce you can dip your favorite snacks and treats in!
Course Dessert, Sauce / Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tiffany


  • 25 soft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup milk or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • optional: scant 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ideas for dipping: apples, pretzels, marshmallows, cookies, crackers, strawberries, bananas, etc


Microwave Method

  • Combine caramels and milk to a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Stir until smooth. If needed, return to microwave another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are melted and sauce is smooth. If desired, stir in salt. Start dipping!

Slow Cooker Method

  • Add caramels, milk, and marshmallows to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 1 hour. Stir until smooth. If desired, stir in salt. Dip away!

3 Ingredient Caramel Fondue

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Ohmylanta! This looks sinful! I want some on some apple slices!!!

Desserts with minimal ingredients are my best friend because baking is not reallllyyy my thing. This? This I can perfect, plus I’m always a sucker for anything caramel.

This is dangerously easy to make! I’d stand next to the crock pot during the entire party, hoarding all of the apple slices and pretzels so I could have the dip all to myself and not share with anybody else… No shame. 😉 Pinned!

I’m all over the caramel + apple combo this fall. I love that you can make this fondue in the slow cooker too!

This is jaw-dropping! It looks delicious 🙂

Is there a way to make this dairy free? Maybe using coconut or almond milk or cream?


    Hi Mary! You know, I haven’t tried a dairy-free version but I would try probably full-fat (not light) coconut milk and see how that goes 🙂

could you use this recipe to dip whole apples for a party? Can you leave it on warm for a couple of hours?

Thanks for the recipe! It would be very nice if recipes were posted at the beginning of the post, not after the photos. For those of us with slow internet, reading food blogs sometimes is very frustrating to the point of giving up.

5 stars
I made A very elaborate menu of dips and dippers, and I needed a dessert that fit in with the theme but didn’t keep me chained to the kitchen. This was perfect! I unwrapped the caramels and measured out the marshmallows in advance, so I was able to slip away for just a moment to prep dessert (I also made a dark chocolate fondue), and everyone loved it. I set out all kinds of dippers and toppings (bananas, coconut, pretzels, toffee chips, crushed waffle cones, smoked almonds, dried apricots, graham crackers, etc.), and everyone had fun coming up with different combinations. Thanks for an easy, delicious dessert!

    Wow!! I am extremely bummed that I wasn’t invited to this event! 😉 Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!

Amazing you guys should make an app amazing eats

Hi! I will be making this for my son’s college grad party and I wOukd like to know if i can make it ahead and reheat it in the microwave?

    Yes! That should work!

      If it is too thick after reheating, just stir in a few tablespoons of heavy cream or half and half

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