Us foodies will accept any food holiday and celebrate it to the fullest. That's why this week needs to be all about the sweet and salty caramel treats, as National Caramel Day is THIS Thursday! So eat all the caramel popcorn and salted caramel lattes you can, because this is a national holiday and calories don't count on national holidays. 

1. Caramel Apple Cookie from Schmackary's

Cookies are a classic dessert that you can never go wrong with. But if you're feeling adventurous, try these caramel apple cookies with a twist. They taste just like fall in your mouth and will transport you back to a time with PSL and colorful leaves. 

2. Caramel Coconut Cupcake from Molly's Cupcakes

If you're feeling adventurous, or just want a little caramel topping, Molly's Cupcakes has the right dessert for you. These cupcakes have just the right amount of caramel drizzle to hit the spot, but not enough to overpower the vanilla cake or coconut topping. 

3. Salted Caramel Protein Bar from ONE Brand

If you're trying to be healthy by avoiding eating dessert, 1) I'm sorry and 2) you can still celebrate National Caramel Day! ONE Brand has salted caramel protein bars, which are low in sugar and packed with protein. So, these can be your guilt-free indulgence of the day that still hit the spot. 

4. Salted Caramel Macaron from Laudrée

One of Laudrée's best selling macarons is the salted caramel flavor, so it's as if they were made to be eaten on National Caramel Day! Be prepared to wait in line though, as the secret's out of the bag and just about everyone who knows how to use Yelp knows these macarons are to die for. But, you can have your macarons over high tea and celebrate the classy way. 

5. Rocky Road Cheesecake from Eileen's Special Cheesecake

If you want to balance out the caramel with other sweet treats, Eileen's is the spot for you. This rocky road cheesecake is not only filled with caramel and chocolate, but it's also drizzled with caramel, chocolate, and marshmallow sauce. This cheesecake is not for the faintest of hearts, it's for mega dessert lovers and sweet tooths only, and you probably won't be able to finish it on your own. 

6. Salted Caramel Gelato from il Laboratorio del Gelato

Sure it may still be winter weather outside, but has that ever stopped you from eating ice cream or gelato? Step into il Laboratorio del Gelato and forget the weather outside, and celebrate with your salted caramel gelato on the inside. And their gelato is so light and airy, you'll have room for more caramel themed treats later in the day. 

7. Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks 

If you're on the run all day and just can't run into a bakery for a sweet caramel treat, celebrate the day when you go to Starbucks for your daily run. Instead of getting your boring old coffee, treat yourself to a caramel frappuccino, or even a caramel latte or macchiato. You can't go wrong with any of these drinks, and you'll get your dose of caffeine with it, so it's a win-win. 

8. Chocolate Caramels from Le Caramel

Thinking you just can't give up your chocolate dosage of the day but still want to celebrate National Caramel Day? Have no fear because chocolate and caramel are a match made in heaven, and these chocolate caramels are made for the indecisive eater. 

9. Salted Caramel Cake from Mia's Bakery

Holidays are usually celebrated with a cake, so National Caramel Day should be no different! This caramel cake will hit the spot, and you'll enjoy every single one of its layers. 

Just in case you needed another excuse to get a sweet and salty caramel treat, Thursday is the perfect day to do it in honor of National Caramel Day! I know I'll be celebrating.