Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Homemade Sea Salt Caramels…


On our 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.)


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  1. This candy sounds so yummy, I think I'll have to try making some. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh mercy me, these look so good...caramels are my weakness. I would need to give them away too or they'd be gone in a jiffy :)

  3. Mmmmm...these look FABULOUS!!!! I would be making these tomorrow if I had a candy thermometer. You think a meat thermometer would work?

  4. Well, I made the blueberry orange muffins you had a few articles earlier and they were fantastic and a little bit healthy,loved them. Thanks for that recipe. Now these caramels show up and they look so good in the picture, I may have to try those also. I might be able to resist the recipe but the pictures, not so much. Thanks for fun things to eat.

  5. salt and caramel. yum. these look delicious.

  6. Beautiful food photography, Elizabeth! I've ordered sea salt caramels from a fabulous place in Utah. Your recipe is now in my recipe drawer; hopefully, I'll try it soon.


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