Salted Whiskey Caramels

Homemade caramels are scented with vanilla and whiskey, then sprinkled with sea salt. Your taste buds will never be the same!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 36

Ingredients

5
tablespoons butter
1
cup whipping cream
2
oz (1/4 cup) honey-flavored whiskey
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1 1/2
cups sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup water
1
tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 Line 9-inch square pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, whipping cream, whiskey, vanilla and salt to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. DO NOT STIR. Boil until sugar turns a light golden amber color and candy thermometer reads 310°F.
  • 4 When sugar mixture reaches 310°F, add cream mixture. Beating with whisk, cook until thermometer reads 248°F. Pour caramel into pan; cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt; cool completely.
  • 5 Cut into squares; wrap individually in parchment paper.
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