How to Make Homemade Salted Caramels

Homemade salted caramels are rich, buttery, soft, and chewy, with just the right amount of sea salt. Using just 7 simple ingredients, they make a delicious holiday gift, and can even be dipped in chocolate for an extra fancy gift.

– Granulated sugar – Evaporated milk – Heavy cream – Vanilla extract – Light corn syrup – Unsalted butter – Salt

Recipe Ingredients

Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper. Set aside.

Recipe Instructions

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, heavy cream, and vanilla bean in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and add corn syrup. Stir to incorporate.

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Insert candy thermometer and clip onto the side of pot. Continue to cook, stirring every 5-8 minutes and really scraping the bottom of pot. The caramel will get darker in color as it cooks down and the liquid evaporates.

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When temperature reaches 230 F degrees, add butter and stir until melted. The caramel will start to thicken and darken in color. Turn heat down to low, and stir frequently, scraping bottom of the pot every once in a while.

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When temperature reaches 240 F degrees (this will take another 15 minutes or so), remove pot from heat, add salt, and stir until combined.

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Pour caramel into parchment-lined pan. Using a spatula, smooth the caramel out, making sure it is distributed evenly throughout pan. Cool completely (at least 2.5 hours), and cut  into 1x1-inch squares.

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