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Sea Salt Caramels

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Posted In:  Candies
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Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutes
Course: desserts
Cusine: north american

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 16 ounce package of brown sugar (2-1/4 cups packed)
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 teaspoon. vanilla
1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons flaked sea salt

Directions

  1. Line an 8x8x2-inch or 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter the foil. Set aside.
  2. In a 3-quart heavy saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add brown sugar, half-and-half, and corn syrup; mix well.
  3. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils.
  4. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Continue boiling mixture at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently, until the thermometer registers 248 degrees F, firm-ball stage (40 to 50 minutes). Adjust heat if necessary to maintain a steady boil.
  6. Remove thermometer from pan and saucepan from heat.
  7. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan.
  9. Cool 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  11. When firm use foil to lift candy out of pan.
  12. Use a buttered knife to cut into 2x1/2-inch size pieces.
  13. Wrap each caramel in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Can be stored for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy!

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