I don't know who thought of sprinkling caramels with sea salt, but now I don't want them any other way! Pure genious!! These holiday caramels are sure please; soft, chewy and buttery! Sprinkle on your holiday goodie tray or give (some) away as gifts! Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! (photo from bing images)
Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil. Set aside. In a Dutch oven, combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1 cup cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Slowly stir in remaining cream. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage), stirring frequently. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla until well mixed, about 5 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan. Cool. Remove foil from pan; cut candy into 1-in. squares. Sprinkle each with a little coarse sea salt, just a few grains (6-8). Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends.