All hail Queen Karen (my mom). Here’s another one of her famous Christmas treats! She’s been making homemade soft caramels for as long as I can remember; and this year, I decided to add my own little special touch by topping them with a pinch of flakey sea salt. Of course I had her make the caramels; I just sprinkled over some salt… so technically I still helped make them, right?
In case you can’t tell, I love salty additions to my sweets. Sometimes caramels can be a little too sweet for me (they are basically all sugar after all), so the addition of just a touch of sea salt really evens everything out.
These caramels are soft and chewy; way better than ones you get at the store! I know I know, making candy can seem almost as daunting as asking Channing Tatum to marry you (something I plan on doing within the next 10 years), but it really isn’t as difficult as you’ve been telling yourself!
The candy-making thing, not the Channing Tatum thing…
These would also be good with a pinch of espresso powder added in while the caramel is cooking; you could dip them in chocolate, swap out the vanilla for your favorite liquor, or even top them with chopped toasted nuts or dried fruit once you pour the liquid caramel in the pan to cool!
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