Caramel Waffles or Stroopwafels

Caramel Waffle Recipe This delicious post is sponsored by Domino Sugar as a part of the Mom it Forward Network // One of my husbands favorite treats during the time he lived in the Netherlands were Stroopwafels.  These waffles found mostly at outdoor markets, were crispy cookie like waffles with a caramel syrup filling.  You can buy them packaged in the US but its not the same thing as a fresh stroopwafel. When I visited the Netherlands a few years ago, I was able to try them for myself and agree that they are a “must” have if you visit the Netherlands.

Caramel Waffle Recipe

He brought home a handful of recipes from his time in the Netherlands, including this one,  but all of them are in metric measurements.  A few years ago we decided to figure out how to make a version of the waffles at home. We managed to convert the recipe but were never able to get the recipe “exactly” the same.

Caramel Waffle Recipe

Traditional Dutch stroopwafels are sliced in half after they are pulled off of the hot iron with a very thin serrated knife.  We have never been able to slice one in half with out destroying it, so we just used 2 whole waffles instead. We also do not have a traditional stroopwafel iron so we use a pizzelle iron.


Caramel Waffles or Stroopwafels

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8 Large Stacked Waffels

Caramel Waffles or Stroopwafels


  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C Domino Superfine Sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast (or 2 1/4 t)
  • 1 1/2 T lukewarm milk
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • Caramel Syrup Filling
  • 2/3 C light corn syrup
  • 10 T butter
  • 2 t cinnamon


Sift the flour and salt together. Mix the yeast with lukewarm milk in a bowl, and allow to proof for 10 minutes. Form a well in the flour and pour the yeast mixture into it. Add butter and beaten egg to the well and knead (by hand) the ingredients together until mixed well. The dough should be elastic, but not over worked. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 1 hour.

Divide the dough into 16 portions and roll into balls. Cover again and let rest 15 minutes.

Turn on the pizzelle iron onto its highest heat setting and let the iron heat up. Spray with cooking spray. Flatten a dough ball slightly and place on the pizzelle iron. Cook for exactly 1 minute. Remove from iron and allow to cool. Repeat until all dough balls are cooked.

To make the syrup. Set heat to medium low and add corn syrup to a heavy bottomed pot. Cut up butter into large chunks and add to the corn syrup. Stir in the cinnamon. Cook over low simmer for exactly 10 minutes. Stir the mixture constantly. Remove from heat and keep warm. You can not reheat the syrup.

Spoon the syrup onto a waffle. Allow it to soak into all of the grooves. Spoon syrup onto a second waffle. Stack waffles together. Repeat for all 16 waffles.


Caramel Waffle Recipe

Caramel Waffle Recipe

One of the great things about these waffles is that they can keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.  Although my husband claims that you’re not supposed to eat them for breakfast, I like to give them to my kids to eat for breakfast on special occasions. I’m not the best at mornings so having something already made is a big benefit to me.

Caramel Waffle Recipe

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Hmmm, stroopwafels…. Don’t think I’ll ever try to make them myself, I live in the Netherlands so buying them is so much easier. I think my boyfriend might like the idea of having them for breakfast though.

    • says

      My husband always says they are not exactly the same, so I didn’t want to call them stroopwafels, caramel waffles seemed a better idea. And I agree, I would buy them before making them in a second! So far no one in the US has figured out to sell them though :)

  2. Heather M says

    I’ve never really made anything but the basic pizzelle recipe that came with my iron, thanks for the recipe!

  3. says

    Thanks for the recipe. They look delicious and I believe I’ve tried the packaged ones here in the US (and they were very tasty) so I would love to give these a try!


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