Maple Syrup Caramels Recipe

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Flavored with plenty of pure maple syrup and just a hint of sea salt, these sensational (and seasonal!) caramels are simple to prepare and totally absorbing.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
Serves: 40 caramels

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract (optional)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Line 8x8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving 2-inch overhand on two sides. Line pan again with parchment paper, leaving overhang on alternate sides from foil. Lightly oil parchment or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine heavy cream, butter, sea salt, and maple extract (if using) in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove saucepan from heat and set aside.

  3. Combine sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil without stirring, swirling pan occasionally, until mixture has gone from light to dark amber, about 6 minutes.

  4. Carefully pour cream mixture into sugar mixture. It will bubble vigorously. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until candy thermometer registers 248°F. Pour caramel into prepared pan. Allow caramel to cool for at least three hours. Cut caramel into one-inch pieces using kitchen shears and wrap pieces in wax paper. Caramels will keep for at least a week stored in an airtight container at room temperature, and even longer in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
67 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 40
Amount per serving
Calories 67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)