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Salted Butter Caramels

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“The mix of salty and sweet here is so good--because the salt makes your mouth water and the chewy caramel and chocolaty coating. (Originally from Truffles, Candies & Confections by Carole Bloome)”
3hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil that overhangs. with a paper towel, coat the bottom and sides of the foul with 1 tbsp of the oil.
  2. In a 4-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream to a boil. Add the sugar, corn syrup and home and stir constantly with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula until the mixture comes to a boil (about 5 minutes).
  3. Wash down the sides of the pan two times with a pastry brush dipped in water to prevent the sugar from crystallizing.
  4. Place a candy thermometer in the pan, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally until it registers 257°F on the thermometer (about 15 minutes [ hard ball stage if dropped in a glass of cold water].
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla paste, and 2 teaspoons of the sea salt.
  6. Pour the caramel into the prepared pan and let it sit at room temperature until cool and set (about 1 hour).
  7. With the remaining tbsp of oil, coat a cutting board and the blade of a large chefs knife. cut the caramel into eight 1-inch wide strips, then cut each strip into four pieces.
  8. Melt and temper the chocolate. place a caramel in the chocolate, coating it completely. with a fork, remove it, shake off the excess, and let fry on a baking sheet.
  9. While the chocolate is still not set, sprinkle on the remaining sea salt, and let set up for about 2 hours.

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