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soft & chewy caramels with sea salt

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a recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

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)

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 2 lbs. (9-10 dozen)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For soft & chewy caramels with sea salt

  • 2 cups
  • 1 cup
    light corn syrup
  • 2 cups
    half and half, *divided
  • 1 cup
  • 1 tsp.
  • coarse sea salt

How To Make soft & chewy caramels with sea salt

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    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.

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