Fleur de Sel Caramels

You don’t see candy on this blog very often.  That is because I am not really that good at candy making – certainly not because I don’t love it!  However, my intense love of all things with fleur de sel and caramel could no longer be ignored.  I had to make these caramels!

  Oh yeah.  So good.  So evil and so time consuming!
I was nervous because the one other time I tried to caramelize sugar I really messed up good.  I took my time though and didn’t rush things.  I swear it took me forever to wrap these little babies.  I also swore we were going to be allowed only one a day after having to do the tedious wrap job.  Then I ate one.  Suddenly, all that wrapping didn’t seem to matter anymore and at least 10 more mysteriously disappeared.  Needless to say, the next day I took the majority of them work and I got rid of them as quickly as possible (not without downing  about 3-4 more before I pawned them off).  That evening before we went to bed I went to the cupboard to see if Grumpy decided to eat them.  Yeah, I was going to be evil and eat what I left him.  But.  He beat me too it!!!  LOL  They were gone!  Oh well.  I think I better leave these alone for awhile.  I could gain every pound I lost back eating these babies!
Fleur de Sel Caramels
1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon fleur de sel
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then lightly oil parchment.
Bring cream, butter, and fleur de sel to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set aside.
Boil sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring but gently swirling pan, until mixture is a light golden caramel.
Carefully stir in cream mixture (mixture will bubble up) and simmer, stirring frequently, until caramel registers 248°F on thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into baking pan, sprinkle with a few more fleur de sel crystals if desired and cool 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces, then wrap each piece in a 4-inch square of wax paper, twisting 2 ends to close.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

21 Comments

  1. Mags May 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Oh these look absolutely delicious. I've been craving caramels too!

  2. pegasuslegend May 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    love soft buttery gooey caramel….omg these look fabulous mouth watering~

  3. Chef Tess May 25, 2010 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Well…now the Devil will be making these with me too! Thanks for sharing! They look divine!

  4. Kait May 25, 2010 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I wish I was one of your co-workers. These looks delicious and addicting. Grumpy didn't save you a piece?

  5. Cristine May 26, 2010 at 1:22 am - Reply

    They look PERFECT!

  6. Fallon May 26, 2010 at 1:22 am - Reply

    MMM Love caramels. We have a friend that makes these every Christmas. It is definitely something I always look forward to. The wrapping is a nice touch and definitely worth it IMO!

  7. Chef E May 26, 2010 at 1:26 am - Reply

    I knew it I knew it when I saw those wrappers what you made! I was just talking to someone about these, and I ordered a pro candy thermometer today! I am not a candy maker either, my mom was the baker queen, so I have to say yours are gorgeous!

  8. Amanda May 26, 2010 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Man Shelby, those look incredible! You did a marvelous job. There's an orchard here in town in the fall that sells caramels like these, and they have cherry flavored. MMMMMMMMM

  9. The Duo Dishes May 26, 2010 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Those are dangerous! Looks like you'd have to try hard to only eat one a day.

  10. pigpigscorner May 26, 2010 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Well done! And I like the flavour!

  11. Ingrid May 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    LOL, I need to give these a try. Thanks for the tip on stashing a few for myself. 🙂
    ~ingrid

  12. Mindika May 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I think I'm going to try this. I'm so terrible at making caramel, but this looks so good it's worth a try.

  13. Carrian May 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Time consuming, but I bet delicious!

  14. Marthe May 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    These look sooo decadent! Yum!

  15. teresa May 26, 2010 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    a friend of ours makes caramels like these for us every christmas and we love them. the addition of that salt must make them awesome!

  16. bellini valli May 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I am absolutely in love with salted caramel anything, and they wouldn't last long that's for sure.

  17. Megan May 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Are these soft and chewt? Mine always turn out to hard. I want soft. They look very inviting!

  18. Megan May 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Are these soft and chewt? Mine always turn out to hard. I want soft. They look very inviting!

  19. Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking May 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Home made sticky candies..Mm! Can't go wrong.

  20. Kathleen May 28, 2010 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Hey girlfriend! Congrats on making top 9

  21. Jamie June 2, 2010 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness….these look incredible.

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