I just opened a new jar of salted caramel.

Well… technically I’m lying. I opened it last night. Late last night.

Not like that was obvious with the full inch missing from the top.

What should I make with it? What should I do? What would you make? Hit me with your best shot.

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    emily @ the happy home — April 6, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    simply over ice cream is ideal; if you can mix it in something with ganache, you’d cure my PMS.

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    • Bourbonnatrix — April 6th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

      I have an insane pretzel, ganache and caramel tart on my blog. the absolute cure for PMS!

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    VeggieGirl — April 6, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Salted caramel blondies!

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    mitzi @ my nikon eats food — April 6, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    salted caramel pudding! salted caramel creme brulee!

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    • maria — April 6th, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

      this sounds like heaven for the mouth!

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    Nicole — April 6, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    I wonder if you could use it to make millionaire’s shortbread.

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    Laura — April 6, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    What about a caramel apple crisp? Or incorporating it into mini cheesecakes somehow?

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    Erin S. — April 6, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    I just made caramel-filled peanut butter cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream and a caramel drizzle with a similar product. YUM!

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    • Tiffany — April 6th, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

      feel free to fed-ex those to me now. wow.

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    • Bree — April 6th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

      After you send Tiffany some, I’ll take some.

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    • Jill — April 6th, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

      I’ll take some as well, and the recipe!!

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    • Samantha — April 6th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

      OMG yes please! They sound amazing!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 6, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    I’d just eat it with a spoon.

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    Lauren — April 6, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    use it to make your mouth happy ;)

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — April 6, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    you’re too funny1 and I can’t believe I still haven’t tried that and I’m a TJS addict! :)

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    Kim in MD — April 6, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Brownies! Yes…salted caramel brownies served with vanilla ice cream! You can do it, Jessica! ;-)

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    Jacque — April 6, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Banana whoopie pies with salted caramel filling!

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    Rachael — April 6, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    Ditto on the spoon. Actually ditch the spoon, fingers work fine.

    Recreate Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor (http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/feature/late-night-snack/), I dare you to make chocolate covered potato chip balls. If ever there was a person to complete this fantasy for me .. you’re it.

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    • Tiffany — April 6th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

      I totally agree- she should do this!

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    • Tina Reedy — April 6th, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

      Chocolate covered potato chips are one of my specialties at Christmas!

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    • Amy — April 8th, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

      This is exactly what I was going to say Jessica should do too! I LOVE that ice cream!!!!!

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    Kat @ Cupcake Kat — April 6, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    You could make coconut caramel bars

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    Lauren — April 6, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Dark chocolate brownies, then swirl the carmel throughout them, bake them and then drizzle it on top :)

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    Evan Thomas — April 6, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    This recipe starts with butter and sugar but you could easily skip straight ahead to burning pre-made caramel and go from there.
    http://www.thewannabechef.net/2011/04/04/burnt-caramel-sweet-potato-mash-2/

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    Naomi — April 6, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    welp id eat it by the spoonful :)

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    Julie @SavvyEats — April 6, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Drizzle it over your root beer float cupcakes…

    This is one of those times when i wish we had a TJs near us! Yummmm salted caramel.

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    Jess — April 6, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Have you ever tried the Triple Ginger Snaps from Trader Joe’s? They’re such good cookies on their own, but dipped in that caramel sauce they’re like heaven. If you don’t have cookies, a spoon will do. :)

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    Katie @ Life... Discombobulated — April 6, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    I actually bought this stuff because I saw it on your blog! :) I am TOTALLY OBSESSED! First, I didn’t have any ice cream, so I ate it with an apple. When the apple ran out, I used my finger. Now, I usually just drizzle it over vanilla ice cream (I go with the light ice cream so I can use more caramel sauce…). I would love, love, LOVE some salted caramel ice cream, though.

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    • Sara — April 6th, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

      Last time I was at TJ’s I actually found salted caramel ice cream. Well, actually it’s chocolate ice cream with the salted caramel swirled in. It. Is. To. Die. For.

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    Michelle — April 6, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Salted caramel bacon brownies. Sounds heavenly, right?

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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — April 6, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Now, I admit, I’ve never tried these, but they sound RIGHT up your alley:
    http://savour-fare.com/2010/03/17/bacon-salted-caramel-brownies/ I imagine you could make substitutions that would mean you can use pre-made caramel.

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    Lesley — April 6, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Okay, so I am not a food photographer by any means so don’t judge from my picture, but these Praline Crumb Caramel Cheesecake bars were AMAZING. Seriously. They are possibly worth gaining 5 pounds…

    http://sixtwelveplace.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-ate-5.html

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    jeannette — April 6, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Brownies, duh! :) or try your hand at salted caramel macarons with chicolate ganache filling. Mmm.

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    Kim — April 6, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Peanut butter-bacon-caramel corn?

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    Jan — April 6, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    You should make some Alfajores: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfajor

    Yes traditionally they use dulce del leche but i’m sure i’m sure it would be sweet enough :)

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    Amber — April 6, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    http://www.sassyradish.com/2009/03/sweet-and-salty-cake/

    Please please make this!! I don’t think my jeans will fit if I make it!

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    Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me — April 6, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    peanut butter marble cake with salted caramel glaze! Saw it in cooking light long ago and it looked divine!

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) — April 6, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Chocolate-covered caramel buttercream frosting

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    Christine — April 6, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    so the first thing i thought of was caramel and shrimp! now, i dunno how this tastes…but http://www.closetcooking.com/2009/01/vietnamese-caramel-shrimp-tom-rim.html has a caramel shrimp recipe…and that sounds wonderful to me! :) plus it’s not an outright dessert! so it’s healthy, right?

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    Gen — April 6, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    I make a caramel that we just keep in a tub in the fridge to dip stuff into….apples, bananas, cookies, etc.
    You could bake some chocolate thumbprint cookies with the caramel in the middle. Or sandwich caramel in between two cookies. Or bake brownies and glaze them with chocolate glaze, and top them with some caramel…..

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    Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) — April 6, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Some kind of caramel apple cupcakes with an out-of-this world vanilla caramel icing!

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    Linda — April 6, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I bought this sauce based on your recommendation. I topped brownies with it. Yum!

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    Mollie — April 6, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    These:

    http://eatrunread.blogspot.com/2011/03/cake-of-week-dulce-de-leche-filled.html

    But replace the dulce de leche with salted caramel!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — April 6, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    I have a really easy recipe.

    1. Twist top off.
    2. Dip finger in.
    3. Lick finger.
    4. Repeat.

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    Donna — April 6, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Banoffee Pie, yummmmm :)

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    Siobhan b — April 6, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Salted caramel cheesecake brownies. With caramel whipped cream.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 6, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    don’t drop it all over the floor and have it shatter. that’s what’s NOT to do. That’s what I did with the last jar of TJ’s caramel sauce about a week ago…sticky, glass shards everywhere, I even linked to you and your Pyrex explosion in that post b/c it was SUCH a mess.

    I am getting a flashback just looking at that jar of caramel. lol.

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    Erin — April 6, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I just found this recipe yesterday:http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/sweet-and-salty-brownies/
    You could use it for the middle caramel layer! Drool.

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    Elizabeth — April 6, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I’ve been having it over waffles with sliced bananas. So Good!

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    Lisha — April 6, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Salted Caramel Banana pudding!!! Except all Jessica-fied. I’ve been wanting to try this: http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/anne-thornton-s-salted-caramel-banana-pudding-pie

    Or maybe in a sticky sauce for Chicken wings??

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    Jess — April 6, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    caramel is good on its own, but if you must, how about caramel cream puffs?

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    Andrea — April 6, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    Apple pecan caramel cookie bars. I’ve never seen it or eaten it, but those things go soooooo well together, I can taste it now. AND I WANT SOME.

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    Bree — April 6, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! Brownies!

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    Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses — April 6, 2011 @ 3:36 pm
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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 6, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    My vote is for any dessert!!! Maybe fill a cupcake with it??

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    Samantha — April 6, 2011 @ 3:53 pm
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    Salah@myhealthiestlife — April 6, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    omg, I’d die. That looks soooo bomb!

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    Logan Osterhout — April 6, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Salted Caramel Baked Donuts…then ship them to me in Oregon to taste test of course

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    brooke — April 6, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    make salted caramel cupcakes. or hot chocolate. or spaghetti. then add sprinkles.

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