Salted Caramels for your Loved Ones

by Kirsten on February 13, 2011 · 23 comments

in Desserts, Misc. Sweets

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Take a few salted caramels and share them with your loved ones. You will definitely be their favorite Valentine.

The caramels are very easy to assemble. Next time I will use a little less  cream, so the caramel will have a slightly firmer consistency. You can also firm them up in the fridge (this is what I did).  The salted caramels are unbelievably tasty. Don’t miss out and put them on your “to do list” right away.


*  1 cup heavy cream (use a little less)
*  5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
*  1 teaspoon fleur de sel ( I used Cyprus flake salt)
*  1 1/2 cups sugar
*  1/4 cup light corn syrup
*  1/4 cup water


Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.

Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into baking pan and cool 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces, then wrap each piece in a 4-inch square of wax paper, twisting 2 ends to close.

This is also my contribution for the Blog-Event LXIV – Valentinstag  from Zorra’s Kochtopf this month hosted by “Alice im kulinarischen Wunderland“.

Adapted from epicurious and My Baking Addiction.

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Sgt.Pepper February 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

che bellissima ricetta, dev'essere buonissimo e fa davvero un figurone, complimenti!
a presto,

Nuts about food February 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

What a beautiful picture, that big piece of caramel is amazing!

Alwayzbakin February 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

Ooooh! Going to have to try making these! They look SO good!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes February 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

These look delicious, and I love good caramels, I'll bet the addition with the sea salt is a perfect balance.

If you have some time, pleas come by for dessert, it's sinful! Have a lovely day!


Carlos February 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

OMG! this look amazingly dangerous! I for one, never share my caramels… Dulce de Leche and caramels are my thing.

angelanddevilsfood February 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

this looks really great! I would love to have some now. Sadly I have no light corn syrup at home 🙁

Chele February 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Defo adding these to my list, they look great.

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle February 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I have been waiting for your recipe and think I'll try them today so I have something for my kids. Happy Valentine's Day Kirsten.

Alice im kulinarischen Wunderland February 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Hallo Kirsten, vielen Dank für diese salzig süßen Caramelstückchen und Deinem beitrag zum Valentinstagsevent.

Wünsch Dir noch einen schönen Abend oder Tag? 😉

Liebe Grüße Alice

highplainsdrifters February 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

you made it sound so easy … going to have to give it a shot myself! cheers!

The Food Hound February 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I'm so behind the times! I need to make salted caramels so I can feel like part of the club! They are always so delicious and don't look hard to make! Problem is, they don't look hard to eat, either! Ha!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

What a unique recipe. I know a few people that would love these!

Stephanie February 14, 2011 at 4:56 am

Yum! thanks for the recipe

Lisa February 14, 2011 at 4:52 am

You did an excellent job making these caramels. That salt sounds like it would really make the taste extraordinary. I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up to Sweets for a Saturday #4.

Elisabeth February 14, 2011 at 4:49 am

Kirsten-Love the sweet and salty taste of your caramels. So inviting, and delicious. Great recipe. For sure, a must try!

Dawn in Colorado Springs February 14, 2011 at 3:42 am

Made 'em. Ate 'em. Feeling a litle queasy but what a way to go! These are FANTASTIC!! And SO easy. Thank you for posting this recipe:)

scrambledhenfruit February 14, 2011 at 2:41 am

Caramels have been on my list ever since I saw Ina make them. Yours are re-inspiring me- they look so good!

Hazel February 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I never realised how easy it was to make caramels! They are my absolutely favourite. It's about time I tried making my own!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window February 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I have always wanted to try these ever since I saw Ina Garten make something similar. Yours look delicious.

Susi February 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Ever since I've tried salted dark chocolate from Lindt, I've been hooked on the combination of sweet and salty. Your caramels look wonderful and I'm not sure I could stop eating them if they were around. I think I would have to give most of them away as gifts to save my waistline ;o) Super Rezept!

Lea Ann February 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Salted Caramels have been on my list to make for over a year now. It's my favorite candy ever!

JelliDonut February 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Looks delicious! How much salt did you sprinkle on top?

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