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Soft and Chewy Salted Caramels Recipe

Making your own caramels is easy with this soft and chewy salted caramel recipe. A delicious candy that makes a great gift for friends and family, these homemade caramels can be made with or without the sea salt, though we’re all for that salty-sweet combination! Package these in a tin or gift bag to hand out for holiday gifts, or offer them as a hostess gift for an upcoming dinner or celebration…just don’t forget to save a few for yourself!
Makes: About 5 dozen
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Prepare 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray. Line with parchment paper, allowing paper to hang over long sides of pan like a sling. Spray again with pan spray.

Step 2

In large saucepan, combine cream, granulated sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 248°F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and salt. Quickly pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with flaky sea salt (if using).

Step 3

Let caramels cool completely before removing from pan. To make cutting easier, refrigerate caramels at least 2 hours before cutting and spray knife with vegetable pan spray. Cut caramels into 1/2 in. x 2 in. pieces and wrap in waxed paper. Caramels may be stored at room temperature for 5 days or in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

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heavy cream

2 cups heavy cream

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar

light corn syrup

1 cup light corn syrup

firmly-packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar


7 tablespoons butter

flaky salt

flaky salt (such as Maldon, for optional garnish)


1/2 teaspoon salt

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