Fleur De Sel Caramels

Sweet and savory bite-sized Fleur de sel (flower of salt) carmels are as easy to concoct as they are to devour.

Fleur de Sal Caramels from the Sprinkles cookbook.
Fleur De Sel Caramels
Servings: 26
Fleur de sel (flower of salt) is a hand-harvested sea salt with distinctive flavor. Look for variations that have a pink or gray tone. You'd think that something with such a fancy-sounding name might be complicated to make, but in fact these sweet and savory bite-size treats are as easy to concoct as they are to devour. Still, if you want to let your friends believe these caramels are a feat of culinary magic, your secret's safe with me.
You will need a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon fleur de sel plus more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with a piece of parchment paper long enough to hang over the edges.
  • Combine sugar and cream in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add corn syrup and continue cooking until the mixture’s temperature reaches 230°F. Stir in butter. Continue cooking and stirring mixture until temperature reaches 245°F.
  • Remove from heat; stir in fleur de sel and vanilla. Pour mixture into pan and let cool and harden, about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove the caramel block from the pan and cut into squares using a sharp, well-oiled knife. Top with a few grains of fleur de sel. Stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, caramels will keep for up to 1 week.
Course Celebration Breakfasts, Dessert, snacks, Sweets
Cuisine French
Keyword candy, caramels, carmels, Fleur de sel caramels, Jackie Alpers, sprinkles cookbook recipes
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