Inexpensive Gourmet Caramels with Coarse Sea Salt

ImageHave you ever wanted to make caramels, but always come across difficult recipes including a thermometer and many hours of boiling? Search no further! These are the easiest caramels you can ever make. I had never made caramels before I tried this recipe, and it was very successful ! It`s practically fool proof! I would really recommend that you sprinkle with sea salt as it raises the caramels unto an entirely different level. These are gourmet-tasty caramels that will melt on your tongue, and bring a bright smile on every face that tries one!

They`re also very budget-friendly christmas treats! It cost me maximum 12$, which means each caramel only cost me 9 cents. And considering I live in Norway which is one of the most expensive countries in the world, the rest of you can probably make these at a much lower cost! 🙂

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar syrup

2  1/5 stick of butter

1 cup sweet condensed milk

Sea salt

Instructions

Mix everything except the sea salt, in a big saucepan on medium heat, so everything melts together.Image

Stir a lot. Bring it to a boil. Image

This is when you turn on a timer and let it boil for 6-8 minutes. After 6-8 minutes it should look like this: ImageRemember to stir all the time! Pour it into a pan and sprinkle sea salt. Image

When it has cooled off, put it into the fridge over night. Next day you take it out of the fridge a couple of hours before you start cutting it into smaller pieces, this way the caramel get just the right temperature for cellophane wrapping.

ImageImageCut up small pieces of cellophane. I used a cellophane with snow print, which I thought was a pretty nice touch! Then fold the cellophane around each piece of caramel and squish it tightly so that the cellophane sticks. then twist each side. et voilà!

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ImageImageImageand repeat 128 times (that`s how many I got!)

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Productive days in the Kitchen

It was quiet in here yesterday, because I was busy in the kitchen, baking two different kinds of portion bread and then making bounty bars. When it was all done I was a bit tired, and realized I hadn`t eaten anything since breakfast. I know, it`s not good for me. It`s just that when I get into baking-mood, I entirely forget to eat. So after being a busybee in the kitchen for 6 hours, and finally having got some dinner, I collapsed on the couch and stayed there all night.

I`ve also been quite busy in the kitchen today as well, I made caramels, for the first time ever, sprinkled with sea salt (!!!) and wheat tortillas. But all this means for you is that I now have 5 new recipes to share with you;

Homemade Bounty BarsBounty Bar

Crescent RollsImage

Triangle Bread with Pumpkin seedsImage

Wheat TortillaImage

Caramel with Sea SaltIMG_3510

healthier bounty bars

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This christmas I`m making homemade treats like caramels, burnt almonds (caramelized almonds) and bounty bars, to give to my BF`s parents and sister. At the moment, I`m sitting restless on the couch waiting for the coconutmass to cool down and get just the right texture in order to be shaped into small bars. I hope they will look something like the picture above, only not as white, since I used demerara sugar. If everything goes as it should, I`ll add pictures and recipe tomorrow and let you know how it went!