18 Dec

Sea Salt Caramels & Peanut Butter Fudge {Recipes}

peanut butter fudge recipe

Need a special treat that can be packaged up for a delectable Christmas gift? We have TWO to share… If you are looking for a quick last minute recipe try out the Peanut Butter Fudge, and if you’re on a mission to impress (with culinary genius) these Sea Salt Caramels will have everyone wanting you as their Secret Santa ;)

P.S. Add a layer of chocolate fudge for peanut-buttery-chocolatey-goodness & use the amazing caramel in liquid form for a special layer in pies or on your homemade brittle!

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SEA SALT CARAMELS RECIPE

recipe via Karo | (yields 2 pounds)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes (approximately)
Chill Time: (cool time) 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

karo sea salt caramels ingredients

– 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 Fine Grind Sea Salt
– 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
– 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Grind Sea Salt

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

karo sea salt caramel recipe

1. Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil (leave a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides) and spray with cooking spray. (Wax parchment paper would work great too!)

karo sea salt caramel recipe

karo sea salt caramel recipe

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

karo sea salt caramel recipe

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking (at a low boil), 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.

karo sea salt caramel recipe

4. 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.

karo sea salt caramel recipe

karo sea salt caramel recipe

5. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. (NOTE: Do NOT scrape side of saucepan.) Place on wire rack and cool 1 hour.

6. Sprinkle top evenly with sea salt.

caramels

We recommend placing on a tray instead of stacking the caramels because as we found out they all stick together ;)

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PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

recipe via Karo | (yields 64 pieces)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours

INGREDIENTS

karo peanut butter fudge ingredients

– 1/4 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
– 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
– 1 jar (18 ounces) creamy peanut butter (2 cups)
– 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

karo peanut butter fudge recipe

karo peanut butter fudge recipe

1. Combine corn syrup and butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter melts.

karo peanut butter fudge recipe

2. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.

karo peanut butter fudge recipe

3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth with wooden spoon.

karo peanut butter fudge recipe

4. Spread in a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares.

peanut butter fudge

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ENJOY ;)

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Jade SAYS:

Ohh! This year, I’m going to make truffle treats…”enjoy our balls” kind of thing :) Clever, yes? Do you think either treat could be rolled up into ball form?

Reply December 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

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