Sign In / Sign Up
Sea Salt Caramels

Spice Islands®

Sea Salt Caramels


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

2 pounds


1-1/2 cups Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

2 cups heavy OR whipping cream, divided

1 cup milk

2 cups sugar

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Sea Salt

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Coarse Grind Sea Salt


Line an 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil (leave a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides) and spray with cooking spray.

Combine corn syrup, 1 cup cream, milk, sugar and salt in a 4-quart saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking (at a low boil) and stirring occasionally until temperature on candy thermometer reaches 234°F or small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball which flattens on removal.  This will take about 40 minutes.

Gradually add remaining 1 cup cream in a thin steady stream, stirring constantly.

Continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until temperature on candy thermometer reaches 244°F or small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a firm ball which does not flatten on removal. This will take about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. (NOTE: Do NOT scrape side of saucepan.) Place on wire rack and cool 1 hour.  Sprinkle top evenly with sea salt. 

Lift cooled candy from pan using foil.  Cut into 1-inch squares. Wrap squares individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store in tightly-covered container.



Additional Content

Eat Good For Life
Eat Good For Life
Have you ever tried to make chicken curry before? If you are like me and love to cook with spices this recipe is going to blow you away.
Create Pumpkin Seed Magic
Create Pumpkin Seed Magic
Tempted to toss away the insides of your jack-o'-lantern? Turn those seeds into unmitigated deliciousness by incorporating them into recipes the whole family will love.
Seven Ultimate Dishes to Bring to a Friendsgiving
Seven Ultimate Dishes to Bring to a Friendsgiving
Thanksgiving is what you make of it, even when the celebration is a circle of close friends instead of family. With the host responsible for the turkey and dressing, let everyone else spice it up with sides.