x

These Chewy Salted Caramels Are the Perfect Mother Day Gift

easy soft caramel candies recipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.comThese creamy, soft and chewy salted caramel candies make a fantastic edible gift for mother day. They literally melt in your mouth and only take about 15 minutes to make. You can enhance the basic recipe by adding honey, hazelnuts, cocoa or anything that will delight everyone.

soft caramel candies recipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the soft caramels

Makes about 40 candies

  • 1 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons (20ml) water
  • 4/5 cup (200ml) liquid cream or whipping cream
  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) unsalted butter

Optional garnish:

You can add anything your mom likes: roasted peanuts, chocolate chunks, almonds, hazelnuts, crushed candy canes… Here we opted for crushed roasted peanuts.

diy chewy caramels for mothers dayPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.comhow to make soft caramel candiesPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

best soft caramel candies recipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. Line a medium rimmed baking dish with parchment paper. Sprinkle crushed peanuts or chocolate if you want.

2. Over low heat, warm the cream then remove from heat, keeping the pan close by.

3. In a larger saucepan, combine sugar, and water. Stir until the sugar is evenly moistened and forms a thick grainy paste Heat over medium to medium-high heat. Let the sugar syrup come to a boil without stirring. The syrup will darken slightly and smell caramel-like.

4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon (15g) butter to stop the caramel from cooking. Put the saucepan back over the heat and slowly pour the warm cream into the sugar syrup while whisking gently with a wooden spoon. Add remaining butter and continue cooking until caramel colors and reaches the desired consistency.

5. Pour the caramel into the prepared mold and let set for at least two hours or overnight. Once the caramels have cooled to room temperature, you can cover the pan.

6. When the caramel has set, lift out of the pan by the parchment paper flaps and transfer onto a cutting board. Cut the caramels into rectangular or square candies with a sharp knife. Sprinkle with shredded coconut (optional), then you can wrap the caramels in wax paper or parchment paper.

peanut soft caramel candiesPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Play again
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a review

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Nutrition Info (Beta version)
    * The presented values are approximate and shouldn't be considered as accurate. Please calculate your OWN nutrition information in a database using the brand names you have at hand. Each brand is different and nutrition information can vary.
    Nutrient
    Summary
    Serving
    x
    Find recipes you can make right now

    Get inspired by recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home today.

    List

    About - Contact - Privacy Policy - Your California Privacy Rights - Terms of use - Nutrition & Medical disclaimer - Photo & recipe sharing policy - Faq - Press - Advertise - Legal

    COPYRIGHT © 2011 - 2020 EATWELL101, A REACH MEDIA INC. COMPANY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    1
    X
    Save recipe
    Suggest a correction