Fall baking is in the air right now and having homemade caramel on hand is the best thing ever. You can cover these soft and chewy treats with chocolate and give them to friends or stuff your baked good with them. If you want to reheat them back into a sauce you can put them in your hot cocoa, on top of your ice cream, or even in your frosting for a beautiful layer cake. I made delicious salted caramel chocolate chip cookies that you can check out here but possibilities are endless!
They aren't even hard to make. They are so easy its crazy. You just put all the ingredients into a pot and bring it to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and you're done. It literally can't get any easier than that.
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of fleur de sel
Line a 9x9 pan with a buttered parchment so that when the caramels are cooled they are easy to take out of the pan and cut into pieces.
Next, in a large pot stir together the white sugar, brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, and corn syrup on medium heat. Bring this mixture to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you keep an eye on it as it will bubble vigorously.
Once it reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit, take it off the heat and stir in the vanilla. Quickly pour the caramel into the buttered pan.
After 20 minutes have passed sprinkle the fleur de sel on top and then continue to let it cool another 2 1/2 hours.
Once the 2 1/2 hours are up, cut them into small rectangles and wrap them in wax paper or parchment paper. Which ever you have on hand is good!
Products that helped me create this recipe!
USA Pan Bakeware 9 inch Nonstick Pan
What's included: 1-9 inch nonstick pan
Mini Review: So I have this thing where if I want to make something with edges like brownies, blondies, bars, etc. I NEED the baking dish to have sharp corners. None of that beveled edge crap. I need a nice 90 degree angle. I found a good one that is perfect for making caramels! The one I have I bought on sale when one of the stores that I used to shop at was closing down. It's perfect and it's the only pan I use when Im making things that must be square.
1 Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer with Clip
What's included: 1 Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer with Clip
Mini Review: I got my thermometer wayyyy back. I think it was maybe 3/4 years ago that I got my first thermometer. I really wanted to make these doughnuts and I finally invested in a thermometer. So if you looking to make these caramels or even doughnuts or literally anything that requires you to be precise and watch the temperature of something then I suggest investing in a candy thermometer. Take it from 2015 me and my burnt doughnuts.