Dessert Sauces – Chocolate, Raspberry, and Caramel

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A trio of dipping sauces will elevate practically any dessert you can imagine. Try our raspberry, chocolate, and caramel sauces for beignets, fruit, or as a topping on cheesecake or ice cream.

3 dipping sauces in little silver bowls next to a bowl of beignets covered in powdered sugar.

Dipping Dessert Sauces

There are few things in life I like better than a good dipping sauce. The right sauce can elevate any meal, including dessert! These three sauces are each fantastic and can be used in so many different ways to add a little something to your next baked good.

The dipping sauces are the perfect thing to bring to a party along with a dessert. It makes everything feel just a tiny bit fancier. Try these at the next wedding or baby shower you throw and see.

Dessert sauces are perfect on a Dessert Charcuterie Board. Click HERE to see a fun charcuterie board we made for Valentine’s Day.

What to Dip in Dessert Sauces?

The possibilities are endless with this yummy trio of dipping sauces. Originally, I made these to accompany our mini beignet recipe, but once I created them, I kept finding new ways to use each of the dipping sauces. Here are a few things to try:

How to Make Chocolate Sauce

Nutella fans, rejoice! This will probably be your favorite of the dipping sauces, as the ingredients are simple: Nutella, milk, and butter. Again, mix together over low heat to get this smooth and creamy chocolate sauce that you will want to eat with a spoon!

How to Make Raspberry Sauce

It only takes two ingredients, not including water, and about 5 minutes to make this delicious raspberry sauce. This dipping sauce uses raspberry preserves as a base. You can also use seedless raspberry jam if you prefer. Simply add some vanilla and water, and mix well over low heat. The vanilla and raspberry flavors are incredible together!

How to Make Caramel Sauce

Out of these three sauces, this dipping sauce will take the most time (but it’s still very manageable). However, this is probably my favorite of the three, so it is well worth the effort.

You will need both brown and white sugar to make this sauce, along with several other ingredients. The key with this sauce is to stir the mixture continually until it is smooth. Be patient, you are in for a treat!

3 dipping sauces in little silver bowls next to a bowl of beignets covered in powdered sugar.

3 Dessert Dipping Sauces

4.80 from 5 votes
These Dipping Sauces are all so yummy! Chocolate, Caramel, and Raspberry sauces are all especially good with our beignets, but are also delicious on cheesecake, ice cream, and fresh fruit.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16


Chocolate Sauce:

Raspberry Sauce:

Caramel Sauce:


Chocolate Sauce:

  • Combine and warm all ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat.

Raspberry Sauce:

  • Combine and warm all ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat.

Caramel Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, heat sugars and water over medium high heat until sugar darkens.
  • Remove from heat and carefully whisk in the butter and half of the cream. Use an oven mitt to keep your hand from getting burned.
  • Stir until smooth, then add remaining cream, vanilla, and salt.


This recipe makes about 1 cup each of the chocolate and raspberry sauces, and about 2 cups of the caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 31.5gProtein: 1gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 77.2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 363IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 0.6mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made the caramel sauce to go with some beignets I made today, and it was so good! It wasn’t too think or too thin, so it was perfect for dipping. It’s great for someone with a sweet tooth!

  2. Can we freeze them? If so how long, if not hot long can we keep them in the fridge before they go bad 😊

  3. 5 stars
    All of these dipping sauces look amazing. I am really looking forward to trying them. Especially the butterscotch caramel sauce.