Salted Caramels Recipe

     Sweets for your Sweet! Here's a sweet treat for your Valentine or to share all year round. What's better than something homemade with love?! ;)

Salted Caramels Recipe
(taste very similar to Werther's)

What you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter (3/4 stick, at room temp)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons fleur de sel (or coarse sea salt)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Wooden spoon

1. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish. Spray with no-stick cooking spray & line with parchment paper. (The double sided foil/parchment paper works great! You can also butter your dish...but PAM is oh so easy!)

2. Place cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, about 3 minutes, then stir in sugar, corn syrup, and brown sugar. Return to boil & stir constantly until all the sugar has dissolved (about 3 mins).

3. Reduce hear to medium while maintaining a rolling boil.
Stir occasionally until the candy thermometer reaches 255 degrees Fahrenheit. (About 25 mins, patience!)

4. Remove the pan from heat & add butter, vanilla, & 2 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt. Stir until the butter melts & evenly mixed.

5. Pour into the 8x8 dish & allow to cool until the surface is set for about 1 hour.  Then place in the freezer until firm (15-20 mins).

6. Lift the parchment paper to remove the caramel slab from the pan.

7. Sprinkle the remaining sea salt over the caramels & press if necessary so it adheres. Then slice the caramels in 3/4 inch squares. (You might need your Valentine to help with man strength for this step ;)

Enjoy! (for harder Salted Caramels, store in the fridge)

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