Sunday, February 1, 2009

Soft Caramels with Walnuts and Sea Salt

This was my first attempt at candy making and I was successful!!! Yea me!!!

Soft Caramels with Walnuts and Sea Salt

2 C heavy cream
1/2 C water
1/2 C sweetened and condensed milk
2 C light corn syrup
2 C white sugar
1/2 C butter

Combine cream and sweetened and condensed milk in a pot and place on burner set on low to warm mixture. In large pot combine corn syrup, water, and sugar. Stir occasionally and allow to boil until it reaches a temperature of 250 degrees F (med heat setting). Once mixture reaches 250 degrees add slices of butter and the warm cream and sweetened and condensed milk mixture. Stir constantly until mixture reaches 244 degrees F. Remove from burner and stir in chopped walnuts. Pour mixture in 8 X 8 inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Top mixture with coarse sea salt. Set aside to cool. Once caramel mixture has reached room temperature you can place pan in refrigerator for minimum of 12 hours.

Use the parchment paper to lift caramel out of pan. Cut into 1 inch squares and wrap in wax paper.
Enjoy.....these are just too good for words.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I can definitely vouch for these! They are the best EVER!