Makes 2 lbs. (9-10 dozen)
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)
light corn syrup
half and half, *divided
coarse sea salt
1Line 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.