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Fleur de Sel Dark Chocolate Caramels

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Sweet, salty, buttery caramel enrobed in dark chocolate and sprinkled with fleur de sel.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate caramels, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, sea salt caramels
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 36 candies
Calories 113 kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter unsalted, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup light
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate melted

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly butter or oil parchment.
  2. Bring cream, butter, and sea salt to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
  5. Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel reaches the soft ball stage,* (see note) 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Pour into baking pan and cool in the fridge 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Dip each piece in melted dark chocolate, then let harden on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

*This stage can be determined by dropping a spoonful of hot caramel into a bowl of ice cold water. If it has reached soft-ball stage, the caramel easily forms a soft ball pinched between fingers while in the cold water but starts to melt after a few seconds. If the ball is firm, that's okay, too, but take it off the heat immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.