This salted caramel chocolate chip cobbler is an unforgettable fusion of gooey caramel, melted butter and rich chocolate. It’s a cookie + cobbler combo that results in a sweet and salty caramel dessert recipe that is truly DIVINE when topped with whipped cream or ice cream.
This recipe was originally published Aug 05, 2014, and updated May 13, 2020.
Is there anything more delicious than the combination of salted caramel and chocolate? Well… maybe peanut butter and chocolate ranks up there pretty high too.
Okay, okay… maybe I love anything with chocolate. Or perhaps my sweet tooth has gotten the best of me lately! Who can blame me? Regardless, you’re going to love this salted caramel chocolate cobbler – I can promise you that!
Why You’ll Love this Caramel Dessert
If you’re having a craving for a salty and sweet melty, gooey caramel dessert, this is the one for you! It’s full of buttery, creamy caramel goodness, combined with a little cookie crunch.
When combined with a little homemade whipped cream or no-churn vanilla ice cream, the results are absolutely heavenly. This is a decadent caramel filled dessert you’ll want to make over and over again!
Salted Caramel Cobbler Ingredients
- All-Purpose Flour – no need to sift it.
- Baking Soda
- Cornstarch – Cornstarch provides an extra element of creamy, fluffy texture in this cobbler.
- Butter – I generally use salted butter but you can use whatever you have on hand!
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar – packed, please. It has a much more complex flavor than white sugar due to the added molasses. It really adds to the caramelized flavor of this cobbler.
- Egg and Egg Yolk
- Vanilla Extract – Store bought or homemade vanilla extract.
- Chocolate Chips – My go to is semi-sweet chocolate, but you can also make this dessert with milk, white or dark if you prefer.
- Salt – Thick flakes of sea salt from a grinder to sprinkle on top.
How to Make Caramel Chocolate Chip Cobbler
- Prep – Preheat oven and grease oven safe baking dish or ramekins.
- Combine Dry Ingredients – Mix dry ingredients and set aside.
- Combine Wet Ingredients – In a stand mixer or medium bowl, whisk melted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
- Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures – Blend dry ingredients in. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Fill – Crumble dough into dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and rolos on top. Crack salt on top.
- Bake – Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown – time will depend on the size of your dish. Serve warm.
Individual Servings Vs. A Larger Baking Dish
This caramel dessert recipe, as written, is meant for individual ramekins. However, you can easily use a traditional baking dish, you’ll just need to watch your time.
If this recipe is baked as a whole and not individually, you’ll probably need to allow anywhere from 25-35 minutes in the oven!
*Recommended baking time is with a smaller dish. I use large creme brûlée dishes.
Make it Ahead
This chocolate chip cobbler a great make ahead dessert, and it’s a perfect option of dinner parties and date nights.
I like to prep it in the afternoon, refrigerating the dough until dinner is complete and then putting it in the oven for a piping hot decadent dessert. So effortless!
Add a Little Extra Brown Sugar
Because if some is good, more is better! Sprinkle a little extra brown sugar anytime… either before you bake, right when it comes out of the oven, or even on individual servings as you plate.
You can’t go wrong with that added sweet crunch.
How You Know When It’s Ready
This chocolate chip caramel cobbler will take around 12-15 minutes to bake, based on your dish size. Be careful not to over bake the cobbler. It should have a slightly gooey center when it comes out of the oven.
Best Served Fresh From the Oven
I find that all cobblers are best served hot straight out of the oven. The chocolate in the dessert will be wonderfully gooey.
Of course, if you have any leftovers and eat them the next day out of the fridge with a spoon, I won’t judge you!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cobbler
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your oven safe baking dish.
- Mix dry ingredients and set aside.
- In mixer or large mixing bowl, whisk butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until just combined.
- Gradually incorporate dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Crumble dough into dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and rolos on top. Crack salt on top.
- Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown – time will depend on the size of your dish.
- Butter – Salted or unsalted.
- Chocolate Chips – Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.
- Salt – Thick flakes of sea salt from a grinder to sprinkle on top is preferred. Eliminate if you do not have.