Salted Honey Caramels

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Caramelized honey becomes absolutely dreamy in these lush salted caramel squares. Use a good quality coarse sea salt to really bring out the sweet caramel flavors.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 21

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt

Directions

  • Measure out vanilla extract and butter and set near the stove. Grease an 8" × 8" baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  • Combine honey and cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally while mixture cooks until it reaches soft ball stage, about 250°F on a candy thermometer. Remove pan from the heat and immediately stir in vanilla and remaining butter. Stir until butter is completely melted and incorporated.
  • Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt. Place in the freezer to harden for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into squares or scoop out balls with a spoon. Keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer and keep cold when serving. Caramels will melt and become sticky in high humidity and hot temperatures.