Rating: 5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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These deliciously buttery caramels are covered with rich dark chocolate and just a touch of sea salt for an incredible combination that you will love! Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
9 hrs 30 mins
total:
9 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
64 1-inch square caramels
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

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  • Combine white sugar, 1/2 cup cream, light corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cream. Cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 242 degrees (117 degrees C), or until a small amount of the caramel mixture forms a firm yet pliable ball when dropped in cold water. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.

  • Pour caramel mixture into baking pan. Allow to cool slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Remove baking pan from the fridge and allow caramel mixture to warm up slightly, about 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  • Combine dark and semisweet chocolate chips with shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, about 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Cut caramel into 1-inch squares. Dip caramel squares in melted chocolate, shaking off excess. Place on lined baking sheet; sprinkle with sea salt. Chill until hardened, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 9.7g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 8.9mg; sodium 97.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2016
These are great! We made them a little smaller but otherwise followed the recipe and they're a hit! Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2016
These are great! We made them a little smaller but otherwise followed the recipe and they're a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
Loved this! I can only do chocolate in small does (allergic) and this was the perfect bite for me. Super simple creamy and downright delicious! I typically send stuff like this with the hubs to share at work but not these. They hold great in the fridge and I will eat them all myself...one piece at a time. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing sweet girl! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2021
First time ever making any candy. Recipe was easy to follow, I added about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt when mixing in vanilla. I let caramel sit in pan for 30 minutes before placing in fridge and only left in fridge for 45 mins. Then cut and dipped in chocolate, added a pinch of kosher salt on top. Family said it was/is a hit. Would make again. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
Just the yummy treat I was craving! So good! Read More