I know, it's a bold statement. But really, truly, these are the best. In our family, we pretty much consider Fran's Salted Caramels to be the best out there. They are made here in Seattle and when we took my mother-in-law into their shop by Pike Place she thought we were in a jewelry store. They are wonderful.
However, my husband is now of the opinion that these are the best caramels he has every had. I have to say, I'm pretty in love with them, too.
It started with a recipe in the Our Best Bites - Mormon Moms in the Kitchen Cookbook. I took their recipe and instead of using 2 cups of light corn syrup I used 1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup and 1/2 cup dark corn syrup. The addition of the dark corn syrup results in a richer flavor. Add to that some rich bourbon vanilla from Trader Joe's and some lovely pink sea salt and voila!
I dipped half of the caramels in dark chocolate, which I prefer. I think my husband likes the plain caramels better.
|I use this large mixing bowl for everything!! Here it is sitting in a pan of water melting chocolate. Please excuse my messy stove!