Chocolates are sweet; that’s exactly what we usually know, right? But what about salted chocolate caramels? Have you ever tasted these treats? If you haven’t as of now, let me tell you, you are really missing out on something really nice!
With this, I’m sure you are eager to know more about salted chocolate caramels, what they are and how you must make them? So, let’s take a dig to know more about this superb delicacy!
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Why Are Salted Chocolate Caramels Becoming a Favorite Treat?
Sweet and salt are a great combination, and that has proven its power over and over again. This chocolate treat happens to be a superb favorite, and people really love the sweet and salty combination.
If you try this out at least once, you are sure to fall in love with this treat anytime! People love something new to taste, and salted chocolate caramels are selling like hot-cake at the moment! So, if you want to know how you need to try out this recipe, let’s check out what is all you need!
Ingredients to Make Salted Chocolate Caramels
These kinds of chocolates are really soft and can melt into your mouth anytime. With the excess sweetness present in caramel and chocolate, the salt really balances out the taste completely. So, now that you have an idea of how this recipe tastes, let’s check out the ingredients:
- Corn syrup
- Chocolate (anything according to your preference)
- Sea Salt
- Cream (preferably heavy cream)
Also, we would want you to keep a cooking thermometer handy because when you are making caramels, you definitely don’t want the caramel to be super chewy or too hard. Now that you know what the ingredients are, let’s take a quick look at the process you need to follow to make these amazing treats.
How to Make Salty Chocolate Caramels?
The ingredients are easy, and the process is straightforward, but what you need to ensure is the right proportions that need to be added at the right time.
The entire trick lies in making the caramel mostly, and that’s what we are going to teach you here!
Take a loaf pan and butter paper. Make sure you cut the butter paper in the right size so that it fits into the pan well. Also, leave an allowance of about 2 inches that covers the sides of the pan. When you ensure that, you can be sure that you lift the caramel well.
Now, take your butter and chop it up into cubes. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and the cream. Melt the ingredients properly until you see both of them melt and turn into a fluid.
Now take a pan! In that, add the corn syrup and the water. Mix it up well, and then add the sugar! Once you add the sugar, ensure that you are mixing the liquid well.
Now take that mix and put it over the heat. And remember to keep the heat around medium because that will make sure you are not burning the sugar. Always note that sugar can burn off really fast, and you don’t want that.
When the entire mixture comes to a boil, you will see the color of the mixture change. It generally turns into a slight amber color.
The moment you see that, take out the candy thermometer. The temperature of the solution should be exactly 320-degree Fahrenheit. It will take around 5 to 10 minutes until the entire solution comes to a boil.
When the temperature is set at that temperature correctly, it’s time for you to add the cream and butter mixture. Please do not pour out the entire thing together. You must ensure that you are pouring out the mixture in parts.
When you add the butter and cream mixture, you will see the temperature of the solution falling down. Allow it to boil for another 10 minutes, and then turn the heat off when the temperature of the caramel turns to be around 240-degree Fahrenheit.
The moment you see the caramel ready, pour out the mixture into the pan and allow it to cool! When you let it cool for some time, you will see the caramel set in.
Now when you pour the caramel into the pan, you can add the sea salt over it. At this point, you need to make sure that the caramel cools down within 2 to 4 hours.
While taking out the caramel, if you notice that the caramel is still sticky and soft, you can let it cool down for another hour.
When the caramel is hard enough, you are supposed to take it out and cut it into pieces. Now take another bowl and melt the chocolate.
The moment you find the chocolate melted, take the caramel cubes and wrap them around the chocolate properly. Once you are done, place it on a tray and let it cool down. Before you give it to cool down, sprinkle some sea salt over the chocolates to give it a great look.
As we come to the end of our blog today, we hope you are already heading towards the kitchen to make these delicious treats. Make sure you take the proportions correctly because the entire flavor will depend on the proportions you use to make the entire recipe.
Do try this out, and don’t forget to let us know in the comment section below how the taste of these chocolates turned out to be!