Easy Chocolate Caramels Recipe

Easy Chocolate Caramels Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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If you have a sweet tooth, you better try this easy chocolate caramels recipe by The Salted Pepper! It has the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, with a hint of bitterness. The dark chocolate coating definitely balances the sweetness of these bite-size treats. To cook this recipe, you will only need about 15 minutes, and after letting it set for about 1 to 2 hours, it’s ready to be enjoyed. How easy is that? Everyone will surely love these chocolate-coated candies.


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There are different types of this candy, but this one is my favorite as it’s slightly chewy and has a soft texture. The most common way to make these goodies is by adding water to the sugar. But for this recipe, she used the dry method, which is faster compared to the wet method. Try making these chocolate caramel candies at home – I’m sure you’ll agree they’re the best.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Caramel Candy Ingredients

Caramel candy

  • 3 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of salted butter (room temperature, cut into tablespoon-size pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine grind sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream (leave out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes)

Chocolate coating

  • 1 cup of dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips


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How to Make Chocolate Caramels At Home

Step 1:

Pour ice cold water in small bowl. Measure all of your ingredients and completely dry your saute pan (about 10″ diameter).

Step 2:

Add the sugar to your saute pan, then turn the heat on medium high. Stir frequently using a wooden spoon. As it heats up, “sugar rocks” will start to form. Lower the heat if the sugar starts to turn golden before it has a chance to form the “rocks”.

Step 3:

Continue stirring and put the granulated sugar to the center of the pan until everything has formed into “rocks” and starts to turn a light golden color.

Homemade Chocolate Covered Caramel Candy Ingredients (1)
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Step 4:

Constantly stir once the “sugar rocks” start to melt and get dark in color. Turn the heat to medium. Once liquified, drop some of it into a bowl of cold water and if it sets up hard and brittle, you have the right temperature.

Step 5:

Add the cubed butter and mix to combine. Next, add the heavy whipping cream and mix well. You will see the mixture bubbling when adding these ingredients. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat and add the salt and vanilla. Keep stirring until the bubble subsides.

Step 6:

Test the consistency of the caramel by dropping a little bit of the mixture into cold water. If it forms a soft ball and becomes soft and stretchy when you lift it out, your caramel is ready. If it doesn’t hold it’s shape, place it back on the stove and cook over medium heat. Repeat the the cold water test after every few minutes.

Step 7:

Pour the caramel into the prepared 8×8 pan and let it come to room temperature until completely set for about 90 minutes. Make sure not to place it in the refrigerator.

Step 8:

Once completely set, cut it into one-inch squares.

Step 9:

Melt the chocolates over a double boiler or in the microwave, then dip each piece of caramel using a fork. Pushed the dipped caramel off onto a tray lined with parchment paper using a butter knife. Make sure it’s completely covered. Sprinkle coarse salt on top if desired. Let them sit at room temperature until set.

How to Make Chocolate Caramels At Home
Image by The Salted Pepper via YouTube

Easy Chocolate Caramels Recipe

Easy Chocolate Caramels Recipe

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