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Easy salted caramel and banana cups recipe

These salted caramel and banana cups are so easy to make. The caramel sauce somehow manages to make anything you pour it over seem extra special and a bit fancy! Here I’ve paired it with some banana slices and popcorn in fun sized glasses – a perfectly portioned after-dinner treat or dessert.

Serving Size:

Serves 4-8



  • 80g butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (80g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • generous pinch sea salt (about 1 tsp)
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced
  • small packet lightly salted popcorn, optional


Combine butter, sugar, golden syrup and cream in a small, heavy-based saucepan.

Stir over medium heat until the butter is melted and mixture is a smooth consistency – do not allow to boil. Reduce heat and leave to simmer, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir through the salt. Remove from heat and set aside to thicken for 20 minutes.

Once the sauce has cooled and thickened, dollop a tablespoon or two into the bottom of serving cups or glasses, then arrange banana slices, top with popcorn and to finish off drizzle over some more caramel sauce.


  • If making ahead to serve later, transfer the caramel sauce into a storage jar or tub and keep chilled, it stays spreadable even in the fridge but can be brought back to pouring consistency left out for 10 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can pour the first layer of caramel into your serving glasses and refrigerate these to cut prep time when ready to serve.
  • This caramel sauce will serve four adults, or could be stretched between 8 serving glasses for a lighter dessert or an after-school snack.
  • This sauce would be equally well matched to fresh slice pear or poached apples.
  • Also as a decadent addition to yoghurt or ice cream, or a filling for tart shells or a layer cake.
  • If you don’t fancy salted caramel, then just leave out the salt!
  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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