Chocolate-Topped Sea Salt Caramels

Chocolate-Topped Sea Salt Caramels

Sweet and salty flavors are combined in these delicious chocolate coated caramels- perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

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Butter for greasing
cup butter (do not use margarine)
2 1/2
cups packed brown sugar (1 lb)
teaspoon coarse sea salt
cup light corn syrup
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
teaspoon vanilla
cup semisweet chocolate chips
teaspoon vegetable oil
teaspoon coarse sea salt
  1. Line bottom and sides of 11x7-inch glass baking dish or pan with foil, leaving 1 inch foil overhanging on 2 opposite sides of pan; grease foil with butter.
  2. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the corn syrup and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 40 to 50 minutes or until 248°F on candy thermometer (firm ball stage). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil on High 30 to 40 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until chocolate is melted. Using spatula, spread chocolate evenly over caramel layer. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  5. Remove caramels from baking dish to cutting surface, using foil to lift; peel back foil. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store at room temperature.
Makes 48 caramels
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you don’t have coarse sea salt, any coarse salt will do.
To serve, place caramels in mini decorative paper baking cups if desired.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Caramel)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 120mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.