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Salted Maple Whiskey Caramels

Salted Maple Whiskey Caramels

Gina
Salted Maple Whiskey Caramels create a party in your mouth when you taste these deliciously sweet, lightly salty caramels having just a hint of the smooth maple whiskey.
Course Candy
Servings 50 small caramels
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. for greasing square pan
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Crown Royal Maple Whiskey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • up to 1 tbsp. course kosher salt for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a 9-inch square pan with butter, being sure to get all sides and bottom
  • In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, heavy whipping cream, whiskey, vanilla, maple flavoring, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • In 3-quart saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. DO NOT STIR. Boil until sugar turns a warm golden brown.
  • When the sugar mixture is done, turn off the heat and slowly add the cream mixture to the sugar mixture. Be careful -- it will bubble up violently. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the mixture reaches 248 degrees F (firm ball) on a candy thermometer. Pour caramel into pan; cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with up to 1 tablespoon salt; cool completely.
  • Rub butter on a pair of kitchen scissors or knife then cut caramels into squares; wrap individually in parchment or wax paper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mg
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