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.
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.
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.
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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