Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Creamy caramels are topped with a layer of dark chocolate and a tiny taste of sea salt.

15 min.prep time 3:10total time
64 caramels
151 Rating

Ingredients

Caramel

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Topping

1 cup dark chocolate baking chips
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Line 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, extending over edges. Butter bottom and sides of foil.

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil.

Cook 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 240°F-242°F or small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms soft pliable ball. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool 2 hours at room temperature until set.

Combine chocolate chips and whipping cream in bowl. Microwave 1-2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Spread mixture evenly over caramels. Cool 5 minutes; sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate until completely cooled.

Remove caramels from pan using foil; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch squares with sharp knife. Wrap caramels in candy wrappers or waxed paper. Store refrigerated. Remove from refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tip

If caramels are difficult to cut after removing from refrigerator, let stand at room temperature 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 caramel)

Calories: 110

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15032©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe is amazing! I have made a caramel recipe once before but was not successful and was hesitant to try this one but I gave it a whirl and was not disappointed.
I followed the resipe to a 'T' and it worked our perfectly.

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