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Homemade Salted-Caramel Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Sweet and salty come together in a delicious flavor with a hint of butter. Fun to make and beautiful to gift.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60 -75 pieces
Author: Artisan Caramels
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  1. You'll also need a candy thermometer, a baking tray with four sides and a little extra sea salt for sprinkling.
  2. Spray baking tray with cooking spray on surface and sides.
  3. Combine cream, sugar, corn syrup and butter in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir frequently to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat until the candy thermometer reaches 248 degrees. This will probably take about 35-45 minutes.

    NOTE: If the temperature exceeds 248 degrees, you may end up with a much harder caramel. Also, if you want a softer caramel (that you can roll), remove from stovetop at about 246-247 degrees.

  6. The mixture will be very thick (and extremely hot).
  7. Quickly stir in the vanilla and sea salt.
  8. Carefully pour the mixture into the pan and allow to cool overnight or for about 8-10 hours.
  9. Once candy is completely cool and hard, use a knife to loosen caramel along edges of pan.
  10. Turn caramel sheet out of pan and onto a large cutting board.
  11. Carefully cut into bite-size squares.
  12. Store in an air-tight container or wrap individually and gift to caramel loving friends and family.
  13. Candy should keep for about 2 weeks.