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If you love caramel you’re going to love these dulce de leche recipes! From pie to bars to cookies and more, this list is going to give you a ton of ways to use dulce de leche in recipes.

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What is Dulce de Leche?

Dulce de Leche is a slow cooked caramel made from sweetened condensed milk. It’s golden and thick and creamy and it’s perfect in so many recipes.

You can make homemade dulce de leche in a slow cooker or you can buy it in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. It comes in a can, like sweetened condensed milk.

How to use dulce de leche in recipes

Whenever you see caramel or sweetened condensed milk, you can often swap equal parts of this milky caramel. It’s so good in gooey bars, cake, frostings, ice cream and so many things.

Cookies & Bars:

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Dulce de Leche Revel Bars: Instead of chocolate, use caramel in the center!

Three dulce de leche cookies stacked on top of eachother

Dulce de Leche Cookies: Like alfajores – shortbread cookies sandwiched with dulce de leche.

Stack of Dulce de Leche Gooey Butter Bars on a wood table

Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars: Sugar cookie bars filled with sweet caramel.

Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Brownies by Sugar Spun Run

Dulce de Leche Granola Cookie Bars by Of Batter & Dough

Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Thumbprints by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars by Belle of the Kitchen

Dulce de Leche Molasses Cookies by Craving California

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies by Garden in the Kitchen

Pies and Ice Cream

Dulce de leche pie bite

Dulce de Leche Pie – a family favorite no bake pie recipe!

Dulce de leche ice cream being scooped out of container

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream – made without a machine!

Dulce de Leche Tart by Goodie Godmother

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bites by Cheesecake It Is

Banoffee Pie by Fresh April Flours

Banana Dulce de Leche Mousse Cake by Beyond Frosting

Cakes, Cupcakes and other Fun Treats

sliced open banoffee cupcake

Banoffee Cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes with banana and caramel

Dulce de Leche Donuts by In Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Dulce de Leche Cake by Liv for Cake

Salted Caramel Cupcakes by Platter Talk

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake by Barbara Bakes

Caramel Butter Pecan Cake by TidyMom

Dulce de Leche Scones by Kick A** Baker

Pao de Mel by Easy and Delish

Chocoflan by Muy Bueno Cookbook

No Bake Dulce de Leche Recipes

Caramel Apple Fudge with dulce de leche by Belly Full

Dulce de Leche Icebox Cake by Food Meanderings

Dulce de Leche Mousse by Cook what you love

Dulce de Leche Oats by Mediterranean Love Affair

Caramel Macadamia Nut Fudge by Miss in the Kitchen

Churro French Toast by Chunky in Kentucky


Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer – made with just 2 ingredients!

Puerto Rican Rum Eggnog by xoxoBella

Dulce de Leche Coffee Milkshake by Simply Stacie

Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

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