slush snow day last week I just had to make something yummy
because that’s what you do when you’re
slushed snowed in.
I’ve been wanting to make homemade sea salt caramels for a long time.
They are fairly easy to make
and oh, so delicious!
They are soft, buttery and melt in your mouth,
with just a wee bit of saltiness to compliment the sweet.
After the Hubs and I sampled a couple pieces,
I gave the rest away
to save us from ourselves.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Soft Sea Salt Caramels
1 cup butter
1 lb. brown sugar (2 1/2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Butter 9x13 pan
In 3-4 quart saucepan melt butter.
Add sugar and salt and stir thoroughly.
Add in corn syrup and condensed milk.
Stir constantly over medium heat until temperature reaches 245 degrees on a candy thermometer. (12-15 minutes)
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour into prepared 9x13 pan.
When mixture has cooled to just warm, sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
When completely cool cut into squares.
(These caramels are very, very soft if they get too warm, so I keep them refrigerated.)