Chewy Fleur de Sel Caramels

Chewy Fleur de Sel Caramels

  • Preparation 15 min
  • Cooking 20 min
  • Makes 80 pieces, approximately
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free
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Ingredients

    • 1 vanilla bean
    • 2 cups (500 ml) sugar
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) 35% cream
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) dark rum
    • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fleur de sel

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

For more full-bodied and darker chewy caramels

In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, syrup, and water to a boil. Cook without stirring until the mixture turns golden brown. Be careful, it quickly becomes dark caramel. Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Watch out for splashes. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is smooth and the candy thermometer reads 121 °C (250 °F).

For harder caramels Just cook the caramel until the thermometer reads 130 °C (266 °F). Pour into the prepared pan and let cool for about 1 hour. Unmould. With a knife dipped in hot water, cut the caramel into cubes. Once the caramel has cooled, it will become brittle.

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