Spicy Caramel Sauce

Spicy Caramel Sauce

I like sauces. It’s true. Savory, salty, sweet a little heat. Doesn’t matter to me just bring on the sauce. I also like simple and it doesn’t get much simpler than this 4 ingredient Spicy Caramel Sauce. It’s savory sweet and has a little heat. Covering almost all of my bases. It takes less than 15 minutes and I’m betting you’ll find all kinds to drizzle this deliciousness on. My go to is ice cream. Preferably vanilla bean because it goes with everything that I feel like bringing to the ice cream party. It’s also great drizzled over cream puffs. I mean who doesn’t like cream puffs. Don’t tell me if you don’t. That would crush me.

Cream Puffs with Spicy Caramel Sauce
This is the third recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge week. Hope you’ve been enjoying the HEAT. As always you can add more or less Tabasco to suit your heat levels. Don’t be scared to add a little more here though. The sweetness from the desserts balances out the heat so it’s all good.

NOTE: This recipe makes 1 cup and needs to be used immediately before it begins to harden so make it right before you’re ready to use it. IF it happens to harden quicker than you’d like simply place it into the microwave and reheat in 15-30 second increments stirring in between until it’s back to original consistency. It will be HOT so use caution.

Cream Puffs with Spicy Caramel Sauce
Wonder what you’ll drizzle this on first?

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tabasco. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Spicy Caramel Sauce


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco


  1. Place sugar and water into a heavy bottom sauce pan. Heat over medium heat. Stir continually until mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Discontinue stirring and allow mixture to reach caramel color. Remove from heat and CAREFULLY stir in coconut oil and Tabasco.
  3. Allow mixture to cool slightly. Use immediately.



  1. 1

    Oh that sauce looks wonderful…I love the added spice

  2. 2

    I absolutely LOVE sweet heat! My absolute favorite thing is vanilla heat coffee creamer (with a double dose of cayenne). I’d spoon this directly into my mouth while hiding in the corner to avoid embarrassment. 🙂

  3. 3

    I love the idea of adding a little heat to counteract the sweetness of the caramel!!

  4. 4

    Oh my goodness what an interesting creation with hot sauce, I never would have thought to do that! Well done!

  5. 5

    Oooh fun recipe! Love the added spice.

  6. 6

    Loving all the tabasco recipes Paula… seriously so creative. Can’t wait to try this recipe over yummy melted vanilla ice cream! 🙂

  7. 7

    Wow, this sounds so easy to make, oh and did I mention delish? I love the idea of adding the heat.

  8. 8

    Love that photo of the sauce drizzled!! And I’m loving HEAT week! 🙂

  9. 9

    Good job with using Tabasco this way. This sauce ZINGS!!!

  10. 10

    I have a thing for spicy-sweet sauces. I would drizzle this one on pert near everything.

  11. 11

    What a fabulous idea! I happen to love cream puffs and this sauce drizzled over them sounds amazing. I LOVE sweet with a little heat!

  12. 12

    Sweet and heat is one of my favourite combinations… love the way you’ve used it here in a caramel sauce. I bet it would make an amazing glaze for almonds or mixed nuts!

  13. 13

    Spicy caramel?! Sounds great to me!

  14. 14

    Sweet and spicy…does it get any better?

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