Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels and Giveaway #3

Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels and Giveaway #3

Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Come on sing it with me!!! Did you like the remake of The Sound of Music? Can you tell I did?!

PicMonkey Collage candy

Today’s giveaway is a few of my favorite things. I love making candy, especially caramel. When ever I am in the mood to try a new candy recipe I always reference  Elizabeth’s site or her countless candy recipes on am Her book, The Sweet Book of Candy Making is full of recipes for toffee, hard candy, caramels, marshmallows and so much more. Not only is it chock full of recipes, but it provides a ton of techniques to perfect candy making! This book is a must have for candy makers!

Homemade Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels

The next thing in this giveaway is 6 FREE coupons for Plugrá European Style Butter. This is THE ONLY butter you should be using for candy making (or baking in general in my opinion). Trust me, I have compared other butters in this caramel recipe and the results never compares to the Plugrá batch. Without fail, every batch that has Plugrá European Style Butter results in creamy, soft perfect caramels.

Finally, we are giving away a Maverick Digital Oil & Candy Thermometer. I have had mine for about 5 years now. In thermometer terms, that’s a lifetime! I never have to worry about this thing shattering in the pan (yes that has happened to me!) and is accurate every time!

Bite Sized Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels

If you plan on making homemade gifts this year, I highly suggest making these caramels. Unlike most recipes where you have to stand over the stove for hours stirring, this recipe is quick (compared to most recipes), only needs a stir here and there (at the end it needs a bit more attention), and the results are out of this world. Make sure to add the sea salt flakes while wrapping because this really takes them over the top. The recipe makes about 150 wrapped caramels, perfect for pretty little bags for neighbors, friends and teachers.

Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels and Giveaway #3

Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels and Giveaway #3


  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 2 sticks Plugrá Butter (16 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • Sea Salt Flakes


  1. Generously grease a large 9x13 inch glass dish or jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed TALL pot, combine brown sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter.
  3. Cook at medium heat until you candy thermometer reaches 250 (hard ball stage) degrees, stirring frequently.
  4. When caramel gets to about 240 degrees you are going to need to stir constantly, but it will only be for about 5 minutes until it reaches 250 degrees.
  5. Once caramel has reached hard ball stage, remove from heat and add vanilla, and salt, stir a few more times to combine.
  6. CAREFULLY pour caramel into greased pan.
  7. Let sit and cool for 3 hours.
  8. Cut into small squares and sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  9. Wrap in wax paper or clear caramel wrappers.

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36 Responses to Brown Sugar Sea Salt Caramels and Giveaway #3

  1. Gina Guthrie December 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    my mouth waters at this delicious recipe. Cant wait to try it! Thanks!

  2. Debbie D December 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Those look delicious!

  3. Margot C December 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    My favorite type of candy is hard candy in fruit flavors.

  4. Megan December 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Another great contest. Thanks!! And the pics of the caramels look awesome!!

  5. Megan December 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    And my fav candy? Anything with chocolate. I have a weakness for Mallow Cups!

  6. Mary Lou D December 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    I can hardly wait to make these caramels!!!

  7. Debra Lee December 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Sea Salted dark chocolate bar!

  8. Kim C December 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Gray Sea Salt Dark Caramels made with agave.

  9. Jan December 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm #


  10. Mary December 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    My favorite kind of candy is peanut butter cups. But I also love anything with nuts or sea salt.

  11. karen December 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I love dark chocolate covered almonds

  12. mysweetiepiepie December 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Favorite type of candy?? That’s like asking which is my favorite child :+)

    I love all of them equally, of course… (not wanting any of them to feel left out) :+)

  13. eddie ash December 9, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I love potato candy

  14. Maria in NJ December 9, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    I would have to say chocolate is my favorite candy…

  15. Beverly December 9, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    I love caramels. And truffles. And peppermints….. I may have a small problem (1) with sugar and (2) with making decisions:-) These look gorgeous and are definitely going onto my candy list for this year!

  16. Susan December 9, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Never tried making caramels before but I think I will try it this holiday! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  17. marcella December 9, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Every day I have a different favorite. Today I’ll say salt water taffy. But that will change, and probably will before the day is over 🙂

  18. Sarah December 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Salted caramels are definitely my favorite! And I’m not just saying that because you made ones that are making my mouth water – they’re my weakness!

  19. Jenny December 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm #


  20. meredith December 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I like jellybeans!

  21. Elizabeth @ December 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    It’s so awesome of you to give away a copy of my book–thank you! The rest of the stuff looks lovely as well–I’ll definitely be sharing this on my social pages. Thanks!

  22. Clare F. December 10, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I used to love anything fruity and chewy but lately it seems I’ve been craving more and more chocolate.

  23. Brittany December 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm #


  24. Sindy December 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    I want to win. I make candy to give for Christmas every year.

  25. Rust December 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I like peppermint hard candies.

  26. Deb December 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Fav candy? Caramels!

  27. Yvette N. December 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    My favorite candy is anything caramel:)

  28. Barb Langlois December 12, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    My favorite candy is Seas English Toffee Nuggets!

  29. Meredith December 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    My favorite type of candy is milk chocolate with caramel.

  30. Emily Donaldson December 13, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Picking one favorite is hard! I love most anything that contains chocolate!

  31. Emily Donaldson December 13, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Rocky Road ice cream is my all time favorite!!

  32. Annette December 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Pralines are my favorite type of candy.

  33. janene January 19, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    looks yummy and easy and love your holiday spirit but the remake was AWEFUL,never mess with a good thing!

  34. Lisa Hutchinson January 20, 2015 at 2:38 am #

    Question — the recipe calls for the European butter and shows a picture of unsalted butter. The recipe didn’t specify whether to use salted or unsalted. My understanding when cooking is to use salted unless a recipe specifically states unsalted. So my question of course is — does the recipe use salted or unsalted butter?


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