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Soft Caramels

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Buttery, chewy, soft caramel makes great candies and is a tooth-saving alternative for tough or hard caramel apples. I love making it with the seeds scraped from the inside of a vanilla bean, with fleur de sel sprinkled on the top. These caramels wrapped in a twisted square of waxed paper make wonderful homemade gifts.

This recipe, for making soft caramels with fleur de sel, is adapted from the recipe for Fleur de Sel Caramels, which originally appeared in Gourmet Magazine's October 2004 issue.

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