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Are you on the lookout for a new coffee recipe to indulge your taste buds? Look no further than these delicious Caramel Latte Crunch Cups. This delectable dessert is bursting with the rich, warm flavors of brewed coffee and caramel ribbon, perfectly balanced with creamy vanilla and topped with a crunch of buttercrunch caramel.

What sets this recipe apart from other coffee-based desserts is its versatility. It’s perfect for enjoying as an after-dinner treat, but it’s equally suited as dessert for a special occasion. Plus, with easy-to-find ingredients and simple preparation steps, it’s a breeze to whip up.

So why not treat yourself to some homemade Starbucks-style goodness? Whip up a batch of these delicious Caramel Latte Crunch Cups today and experience the perfect blend of coffee, caramel, and buttercrunch.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caramel Latte Crunch Cups
Caramel Latte Crunch Cups

If you are a fan of coffee drinks with a hint of sweetness, then this recipe is certainly worth trying. The Caramel Latte Crunch Cups recipe is all that and more. What makes it so special is the combination of a classic latte flavor with the delicious caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino from Starbucks.

This recipe calls for brewed coffee blended with milk, whipped cream, vanilla, and the irresistible caramel syrup . We then add our clever twist—cream cheese and caramel pudding mix— to create a velvety-smooth texture that will melt in your mouth.

But that’s not all, we also top it off with crushed Butterfinger candy bar bits to achieve that perfect crunch. Trust me; once you take your first bite, you won’t be able to resist having seconds.

Whether you are looking for an indulgent dessert or just craving your favorite café drink at home, these Caramel Latte Crunch Cups have got it all. They are ideal for lazy afternoons spent reading or when entertaining friends and family.

Not only is this recipe simple and easy to make, but it is also budget-friendly. You don’t need to pay high prices at a fancy café when you can make this at home with the same sensational taste!

So, why not try out this mouthwatering dessert? It’s time to give yourself something special and indulge in the true flavor of Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino in every bite.

Ingredient List

 Taking a sip, and you're in caramel heaven.
Taking a sip, and you’re in caramel heaven.

Ingredient list for the Caramel Latte Crunch Cups

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup caramel latte or 2 tablespoons Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino syrup
  • ¾ cup (1½ blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Buttercrunch caramel or salted caramel candy, chopped for garnish

Note: You can use any brand of brewed coffee you prefer, I like medium roast coffee because it works nicely with the other flavors in this recipe. Also, any type of caramel latte would do. In this recipe, I used Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino syrup but you can substitute another brand if you wish. The buttercrunch candy adds a delightful crunch and saltiness to the dessert.

The Recipe How-To

 Elevate your coffee game with these caramel latte crunch cups.
Elevate your coffee game with these caramel latte crunch cups.

Now that we have covered the ingredient list, let’s dive into the recipe itself. With caramel latte crunch cups, you’ll want to start by combining 1 cup of brewed coffee with 1 cup of sugar over medium-high heat. Stirring constantly, cook this mixture for 5-7 minutes until it begins to thicken and darken in color. Once it has reached a caramel-like consistency, remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Next, it’s time to blend together the filling for your cups. In a mixing bowl, beat together 8 oz of softened cream cheese with 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons caramel syrup until smooth. Slowly add in your cooled caramel sauce, stirring as you go.

Use a food processor to blend up 6-7 Vanilla Wafers or Biscoff cookies until you have a crumbly mixture. Gently fold this into your bowl of cream cheese mixture.

Finally, it’s time to assemble your cups. Spoon the filling into each individual serving dish and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce for garnish. For an extra crunch, sprinkle with additional cookie crumbs or even a dash of sea salt.

These caramel latte crunch cups are truly the perfect balance of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy. Serve them at your next dinner party or simply whip up a batch for yourself to enjoy throughout the week. Either way, trust me when I say that these little cups are sure to become a new dessert favorite.

Substitutions and Variations

 Crunchy, creamy, and perfectly balanced, all in a single bite.
Crunchy, creamy, and perfectly balanced, all in a single bite.

Are you looking to add a unique twist to your caramel latte crunch cups? Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Chocolate: Rather than using caramel, consider making the cups with chocolate instead. Swap out the caramel syrup for chocolate syrup or melted chocolate chips.

– Peppermint: Add a dash of peppermint extract or peppermint syrup to create a delicious peppermint caramel latte crunch cup.

– Salted Caramel: Add a pinch of salt to the caramel sauce to make it salted caramel. This will create a sweet and salty flavor that’s irresistible.

– Buttercrunch Caramel: Add bits of buttercrunch or toffee candy to give your latte crunch cups a crunchy texture.

– Coffee Alternatives: If you’re not a fan of brewed coffee, try using instant coffee or espresso powder for a stronger coffee flavor. You could also use Starbucks iced coffee in place of brewed coffee.

– Yogurt: For a healthier alternative, swap out the cream cheese for Greek yogurt.

Don’t be afraid to try new ingredients and get creative with your caramel latte crunch cups. Mix and match flavors until you find your perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

 Late-night cravings? Satisfy them with these heavenly caramel cups.
Late-night cravings? Satisfy them with these heavenly caramel cups.

The Caramel Latte Crunch Cups are a decadent dessert that can be served on their own or paired with a variety of different drinks to complete the flavor profile. When it comes to serving this scrumptious treat, I recommend pairing it with either brewed coffee or one of Starbuck’s signature beverages.

For the coffee lovers out there, the cups pair perfectly with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. The bitterness of the coffee balanced with the sweet caramel latte crunch will create an amazing taste sensation in your mouth. You can also try serving these cups with a Caramel Brulee Latte for an extra caramel kick.

If you’re up for something a little more indulgent, pair your Caramel Latte Crunch Cup with a Chocolate Frappuccino. The creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor will complement the sweetness of the crunch cups beautifully. Alternatively, try pairing with a Peppermint Caramel Latte if you’re looking for something that’s perfect for the holiday season.

For a drink that’s just as delicious as it is beautiful, why not try making a ribbon crunch frappuccino to serve alongside these crunchy treats? This frappuccino recipe features all of the key flavors from the Caramel Latte Crunch Cups – including the caramel sauce, whipped cream, and coffee milk – ensuring that each bite and sip work together to create an unforgettable taste.

With so many tasty options to choose from, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to serving and pairing these delicious Caramel Latte Crunch Cups!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Delicious for breakfast, excellent for an afternoon snack, and perfect for dessert afterward.
Delicious for breakfast, excellent for an afternoon snack, and perfect for dessert afterward.

If you’re planning on serving these irresistible Caramel Latte Crunch Cups at a party or gathering, the good news is that they can be made ahead of time! Simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, keep in mind that the crunchy cookie on top might lose its texture over time, so you may want to add that just before serving.

If you have some extra dessert cups left over, don’t let them go to waste! They can easily be stored in the freezer for up to a month. To reheat, simply take them out of the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge overnight before warming them up on low heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or until fully heated through.

One of the best things about these decadent cups is that they are incredibly versatile. Trying adding different types of chocolate chips or even crushed candy canes sprinkled on top of each cup to give it a festive feel during holidays!

Finally, if you’re planning to serve these as snacks for your morning coffee, you can reheat them easily without sacrificing flavour. Pop it into your microwave and reheat it for 10-15 seconds depending on your microwave power. And there you have it: a delicious Caramel Latte Crunch Cup paired with your morning brew!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Even the most demanding coffee lover will enjoy them.
Even the most demanding coffee lover will enjoy them.

To make sure your Caramel Latte Crunch Cups turn out delicious every time, let me share with you some tips that can help you achieve the perfect results.

1. Brewed Coffee

Use a strong brewed coffee for this recipe to enhance the coffee flavor in the Caramel Latte Crunch Cups. Starbucks coffee or any other brand of your choice will work just fine.

2. Whip the Cream

The whipped cream topping adds to the creamy texture and sweet taste of the Caramel Latte Crunch Cups. Make sure to whip the cream until soft peaks form before adding it to the cups.

3. Use Salted Butter

Using salted butter when making the caramel sauce adds a slight saltiness that complements the sweetness of the sugar.

4. Don’t Overmix

When making the latte pudding mixture, don’t overmix it as it can cause air bubbles to form when baking and may affect its texture.

5. Cool Before Adding Toppings

Allow the Caramel Latte Crunch Cups to cool completely before adding toppings such as caramel sauce, whipped cream, and crunch pieces to prevent them from melting.

By following these tips, you can create mouth-watering Caramel Latte Crunch Cups just like your favorite Starbucks drink, right in your own home.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, I hope this recipe for Caramel Latte Crunch Cups has inspired you to create your own delicious variation of this classic Starbucks drink. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can make a coffeehouse-worthy treat right in the comfort of your own home.

This recipe is perfect for entertaining guests or just indulging in a sweet and creamy dessert on a cozy night in. And with the option to make substitutions and variations, you can tailor this recipe to fit any preferences or dietary needs.

So go ahead and try out this recipe! Experiment with different combinations of flavors and toppings until you find the perfect blend for your taste buds. Trust me, once you’ve mastered these Caramel Latte Crunch Cups, your friends and family will be begging for the recipe.

Caramel Latte Crunch Cups

Caramel Latte Crunch Cups Recipe

A great way to enjoy an elegant coffee-shop treat.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Beverage-based
Servings 8 biscuits
Calories 495.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16 1/3 ounce) can pillsbury grands flaky layers refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (12 1/4 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped butter toffee peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons coffee-flavored liqueur or 2 teaspoons cooled strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, if desired (thawed) (optional)


  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • Generously spray 8 jumbo muffin cups or 8 (6-oz) custard cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, coffee and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy.
  • Separate dough into 8 biscuits.
  • Press or roll each biscuit into 5-inch round.
  • Brush one side of each round with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with granulated sugar; press sugar into dough.
  • Press rounds, sugared sides down, evenly in bottom and up sides of muffin cups.
  • Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture evenly over dough in bottom of each cup.
  • Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon caramel topping; reserve remaining caramel topping.
  • Top with remaining cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with peanuts (If using custard cups, place on large cookie sheets with sides).
  • Bake 18 to 24 minutes or until edges of biscuit cups are deep golden brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan; cool 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour remaining caramel topping into small bowl; stir in liqueur.
  • Drizzle over warm biscuit cups.
  • Serve topped with whipped topping.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 164gCalories: 495.3kcalCarbohydrates: 70.5gProtein: 6.5gFat: 22.1gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 43.1mgSodium: 914.9mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 18.8g
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