Salted Caramel Cheesecake Oatmeal Cups

All my favorites all in one place!

The deliciousness of an oatmeal cookie,

topped with cheesecake,

then topped with homemade salted caramel.

Yep, these yummy items all stacked up in these cute dessert cups.

I just love salty sweet desserts like these: Apple Pie Dip, Potato Chip Cookies, Margarita Cupcakes, Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Salted Caramel and Easy Pretzel Toffee.

I’ve made salted caramel before and well yeah, I’ve even been know to burn a batch or two. I’ve followed the recipes and even managed to over salt a batch, but I saved that by adding it to buttercream frosting, yeah..plenty of sugar in there to balance it. This was the first time I made caramel from sweetened condensed milk. I cooked it in a double boiler on the stove and well I’m sure you’ll be seeing more recipes on here with caramel as it’s easy and delicious to make.

Cook the condensed milk until….it’s caramel in color, give it a taste, you’re going to LOVE it!


Adding salt to the caramel really makes it taste so delicious, it balances the sweetness and gives it a wonderful taste.

The oatmeal portion is nice and golden and hot out of the oven, then I poured on 2 teaspoons cheesecake mix and put them back in the oven.


The cheesecake portion is all baked!

I removed the cups from the cupcake pan with a plastic spreader that I slid around the edges to loosen them away from the sides. They came out easily.

4.4 from 7 reviews
Salted Caramel Cheesecake Oatmeal Cups
Serves: makes 12
  • Oatmeal cups portion:
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups oats
  • cheesecake:
  • 1 8oz package room temperature cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Making the Caramel Sauce takes about 1½ hours, so you will want to start this part first or you can make a day or so ahead of time.
  2. Beat butter with sugar.
  3. Beat in egg.
  4. Then add flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon.
  5. Mix in oats until all combined.
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of mix into each section of the cupcake pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  8. Prepare cheesecake mix:
  9. Beat cream cheese with sugar.
  10. Add egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  11. Pour onto baked oatmeal base and place into 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. When cheesecake is set and firm.
  12. Test with toothpick.
  13. Remove them from the cupcake pan when they are cool.
  14. Top with salted caramel sauce *recipe below and top with a little Kosher Salt.
Salted Caramel: I made caramel according to Eagle Condensed Milk Recipe. I added a teaspoon of Kosher Salt when it was finished cooking.


I kept the caramel warm while I added it to all the tops of the Cheesecakes and that one on the right is mine, I added lots of salted caramel to it!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Oatmeal Cups @createdbydiane

Perfect Addition GIVEAWAY from Eagle Brand.
Eagle Brand includes the necessary items to create a perfect addition to your holiday recipe.
“perfect addition” (ARV retail value $250) giveaway includes:
  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk – Regular, Low Fat and Fat Free varieties
  • $100 Gift Card to Wal-Mart
  • Bakers Box Packaging Set – perfect for boxing up your new treats!
  • Spice Measuring Spoons
  • Baking Scale
How to Enter Giveaway:
Leave a comment in comment section below telling me,
what recipe you think Salted Caramel would be a perfect addition to or if you’ve made Homemade Caramel Sauce.
giveaway rules:
Open to US residents 18 years and older.
Giveaway is open until December 22, 2012 at 6pm PST.
Winner will notified by email and have 48 hours to reply. 


I was provided a gift package along with the opportunity to give one to one of my readers. All opinions are my own, those are priceless.

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    Kristin Bailey says:

    I think caramel would be a wonderful addition to my thumbprint brownie cookie bites. YUM!

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    Kristin Bailey says:
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    These look so incredible Diane! I have been wanting to try a salted caramel cheesecake this year and I this looks like the perfect place to start! YUM!
    Salted caramel just goes so wonderful with cheesecake, maybe on a chocolate one!

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    I think salted caramel would go great as a layer over brownies!

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    Love salted caramel over buttered pecan ice cream!

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    Sarah H.P. says:

    I recently made homemade truffles using chocolate and heavy cream… Salted caramel would be awesome drizzled on top!

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    kara starr says:

    i think salted caramel would be perfect on top of my chocolate cupcakes! i’ve tried making homemade caramel before and it’s a hit or miss for me..wish i could count on it to be consistent.

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    I love salted caramel sauce over ice cream and apple pie! It’s also really good in molded chocolate pieces.

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    I think salted caramel would be great drizzled over brownies :)

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    Oooh, I’m making these for the family Christmas party. Wonder how that salted caramel would be over traditional shortbread cookies? Yummy!

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    It would be fab over shortbread, ice cream, in a milkshake, on blondies, in coffee…the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the awesome recipe! It’s been pinned, which is where I stumbled across it.

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    Tweeted… #CreatedByDiane

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    I’ve never made salted Carmel (or any caramel!) before, but I love this recipe and think it would be great on chocolate cupcakes too!

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    I would try the salted caramel sauce with popcorn.

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    kimberly r. says:

    I make a delish dessert called “banana lush” and adding salted caramel to it would send it over the top! I’m pinning your recipe to my board “yummy in my tummy”. Thanks

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    It would be perfect with vanilla ice cream

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    I have made homemade caramel sauce three times and the first two times were dreadful failures but I think I have finally figured it out. Caramel Sauce would be a great addition to a brownie recipe.

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    I have made regular caramel sauce but salted caramel is just delicious and quickly becoming my favorite. I love it over ice cream but I think it would be great over my grilled angel cake and peaches.

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    I pinned this delicious looking dessert!

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    Christie W says:

    I like the salted caramel in caramel topped banana pie, or even turtle brownies or turtle cookies, in caramel apple taquitos. nomnomnom

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    How can I resist such delicious treats? I’m just a sucker for cheesecake and when you mix in the salted caramel, well, I’m just done. Pass me the pan!

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    Salted Caramel would be great with homemade ice cream!

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    I pinned your recipe–

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    Awesome giveaway! I just added some salted caramel to a cake and it was delicious! :)

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    Just pinned it!

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    I think Salted Caramel would be perfect drizzled over apple pie

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    This sauce is absolutely DELICIOUS! It is great on anything and everything! It’s great even with pretzels for a quick and easy snack! I use it in a frozen pralines and cream pie!

    I pinned this recipe and tweeted at

    I would LOVE the prize package!


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    i think salted caramel would be perfect on top of New York cheesecake

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    I think it would be great with a cheesecake.

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    Recipe….who needs a recipe, i’d just eat straight up with a spoon!

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    I just made salted beer caramels over the weekend! I love make caramel. One of my favorite ways to use it is to pour it over shortbread and then cut them up into little squares.

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    I have never made caramel sauce before, but I have been wanting to. Now I have a great recipe that I can follow! Thank you! I bet this Salted caramel sauce would be good drizzled over French Toast!

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    I pinned this recipe on Pinterest!

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    My favorite thing in theWORLD is Salted Craamel over cheesecake… so that is what I would do. Maybe in mini squares topped with caramel, frozen and then dipped in chocolate? oh MY

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    I’d love some salted caramel swirled brownies!

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    I pinned this delicious recipe:

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    Lisa Waelde says:

    I think salted caramel sauce would be delish atop a s’mores brownie – yum :)

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    Rhonda Desgranges says:

    I think that the salted caramel would be great with homemade shortbead cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!!


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    Rhonda Desgranges says:

    I posted about the giveaway on Pinterest:

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    Rhonda Desgranges says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway: @wigglypup


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    I think making caramel chocolates would be yummy. For instance, the Easter eggs that are in the stores around Easter time. Also carmel apples would be faster to make. So many possibilities.

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    I love salted caramel! I make with chocolate mocha cupcakes and use
    this as a filling and drizzle. YUM…. Salted caramel sauce over popcorn sounds delish!

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    I love making caramel sauce.

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    LOVING these

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    I think salted caramel would be delicious drizzled over my Banana Cheesecake!

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    Yvette Melvin says:

    I think salted caramel would be great on a pan of cheese cake brownies!!! YUM YUM

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    Kristen M. says:

    I’m thinking a salted caramel topping for homemade cinnamon buns that have nutella swirled into the batter.

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    I’ve made the caramel before using the condensed milk utilizing the boil method. I like this method much better – it seems safer.

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    What a treat for the holidays – salted caramels are so popular so nice to know it’s not hard to make at home.

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    Denise Clark says:

    These look soooo good. I have just started my obsession with salted caramel and I think I would like to try it in some of my fudge and brownie recipes. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    i think it would go good with pound cake

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    The salted caramel would be delicious drizzled on brownies, or over a nice hot coffee!

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    Salted caramel would be great in a dip for sliced apples.

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    These little cups look SO delicious! Love this recipe. As for my entry into your lovely giveaway, I think salted caramel would be delicious is everything! It’s one of my favorite things on earth. I like it over ice cream, in brownies, in bar cookies and more. Yum!

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    My husband I made salted caramel ice cream this summer.

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    Salted Caramel on brownies!!

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    I love chocolate and caramel! I think it would go well on a fudgy brownie!

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    Stephanie G says:

    I would love to try the sauce with my homemade cheesecake!

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    Stephanie G says:
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    Looks delicious! I’ll try this recipe on my caramel apples! Ooo it would probably go really well with apple pie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    These sound so delicious! I would love to add salted caramel in hot chocolate

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    I tweeted

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    Salted caramel would be great sandwiched between two toffee chip cookies!

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    these look and sound incredible – I love the oatmeal cookie base! salted caramel is one of my favorite things (I would have loved that over salted batch… 😉 ) and I think it is good on… EVERYTHING.

    okay, well, over ice cream. or brownies. or both. at the same time.

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    I have never made the carmel sauce, but now I want to try your recipe!

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    I love making homemade caramel. I think the salted version of caramel would be lovely on top of peach upside down cake.

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    Salted Caramel Sauce would go great on Apple pie!

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    Anjana Siva says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Salted Caramel would be a perfect addition vanilla icecream. I have never made caramel sauce would like to try it soon.

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    over my favorite brownies

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    Whoa, I’d love to use this caramel sauce over ANY dessert! Cheesecake, brownies, ice cream…so, so good!

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    Nataly Carbonell says:

    I’d use the salted caramel as an ice cream cake topping Yum!

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    A couple of Christmases ago I made homemade caramel sauce and gifted jars of it to everyone. It was a pretty fantastic hit!

    I want to make some more this year… but maybe just for the house. We have a large family and lots of visitors all the time. It’s lovely to bring out something for dipping, no?

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    I pinned your gorgeous caramel cups, as well!

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    It’d be wonderful on vanilla ice cream. yummy!!

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    I made this recipe and it was good but I had some questions about it.
    When I printed the recipe it didn’t’ say how many it made. When I spooned the oatmeal mixture into the cups with only 2 teaspoons per cup as the recipe said, I had way more than enough to fill only 12 cups. I went ahead and made 24 cups.
    Then when I went to spoon the cheesecake mixture on there wasn’t enough to cover all 24. The cookie part that wasn’t covered ending up getting overdone.

    My other question is the amount of sugar. The “cookie” part wasn’t sweet at all. My daughter thought it tasted like cooked rice instead of an oatmeal cookie.

    I would also recommend greasing the pans because mine didn’t come out as easily.

    I like the idea of this recipe enough that I’m going to rewrite it so it’s correct and sweeten the cookie base.

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      I don’t recall having the oatmeal portion left over. If I did, I would have balled it up and baked it as a few cookies. I made 12 portions, not 24.
      I do not prefer my desserts overly sugary like you the type you purchase, therefore you will find that my recipes are more balanced. There really is plenty of sugar in them for my taste. By all means add what you’d like to it, that is the fun of baking it yourself.
      I did adjust the recipe to reflect to use a baking spray. Sorry for the error.
      Under the title I have that it makes 12. I recall adding it the next day after I posted this as someone asked me. You may have printed it before I edited it.
      Happy Baking!

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    I tried them last night. I made them myself. They were perfect. Mmmm they are very very tasty. My guets loved them as well.
    It’s not mentioned if i have to grease my cupcake pan. I also had leftover from the cookie part, put that was ok. The sugar is fine, I love them that sweet.
    I repinned it here

    Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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      I’m so glad you liked the recipe. I didn’t grease the pan, there was enough butter in the graham crackers portion to release them and I used a non stick cupcake pan.


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