Soft Chocolate Caramels


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Soft Chocolate Caramels

These gooey chocolatey homemade caramels are a dream in a pan, perfect to wrap and offer as presents, mix into cookie batter, or just plain old enjoy.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups light whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Candy thermometer

Instructions
 

  • Prepare an 8 x 4 or 8 x 8 pan by lightly buttering it. Set aside from now.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil on low heat, stirring frequently to blend. Avoid stirring it after that. It may foam as the proteins in the whipping cream cook, remove from heat for a moment if it risks spilling over, then lower heat.
  • Cook until the mixture reaches 246 F.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan (don't worry about scraping the saucepan). Let stand until set, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy! They're pretty wrapped individually in wax paper.

Notes