Salted caramels served on a plate

Salted caramels

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins plus cooling


Makes 55

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal47
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 70g unsalted butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 200ml double cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g golden granulated sugar
  • 150g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

  • 1 heaped tsp flaky sea salt
  • flavourless oil, for the knife

You will need

  • sugar thermometer or digital probe


  1. Butter and line the base and sides of a 20 x 30cm tin with baking parchment. 

  2. Pour the cream into a saucepan along with the butter and vanilla, then bring to a simmer. Swirl the pan to melt the butter, then remove from the heat. 

  3. In a separate pan, melt the sugar and golden syrup together, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar granules have dissolved, bring to the boil and cook until the temperature reaches 155C on a sugar thermometer. Remove from the heat and swiftly whisk through the cream mixture. Return to the heat and cook until the mixture reaches 127C, constantly whisking so it doesn’t catch. 

  4. Pour the caramel into the tin, tilting so it reaches the corners. Leave to set for 15 mins, then sprinkle with the salt. Leave to cool completely at room temperature (preferably overnight). Cut into squares using a very sharp, slightly oiled knife, then wrap each one in a square of baking parchment.

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20th Dec, 2019
Is it possible to add some whisky (or other alcohol) to these caramels? If yes, when would be the right time to add the whisky in please?
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23rd Dec, 2019
Hello, Yes you can, add it with the cream so it doesn't interfere with the setting process. I hope this helps.
15th Dec, 2019
How long will these keep for?
lulu_grimes's picture
16th Dec, 2019
Hello, Thank you for your question, these should keep for 4-5 days once wrapped and in an airtight container. I hope this helps.
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