Honey Cream Caramels

Here is the recipe I promised yesterday. I have never made caramels before, well besides trying last week without a candy thermometer, crazy right?
Well I just made these and the end result was superb. I just cooked it over the firm stage for a few minutes because my daughter feel asleep while I was in the middle of the caramel making and couldn’t get to it sooner :-(. Nevertheless we are enjoying them.

The honey hint flavor in these caramels its just unbelievable, I love them. I am going to make them again but next time I am going to try them with chocolate instead of honey. Will see how that goes.

When you make the caramels you are going to need a lot of patients. I doubled the recipe so for me it took even longer to reach the desired firm ball stage, worth the time though. Just make sure you attend the mixture from time to time and that you also stir it from time to time.

Here you can see that I wrapped some of the caramels with wax paper. They will last about 2 weeks stored on an air tight container.

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Honey Cream Caramels

Yield: 54 pieces

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup honey
2 1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel (optional)

 

Directions:

Line and butter with parchment paper a square pan and set aside.

In a large pan over medium heat combine all ingredients except the vanilla. Cook stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 250F (firm ball stage).

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour caramel into the prepared pan and set aside. After 30 minutes have gone by sprinkle some fleur the sel if using.

When firm loosen the edges of the pan with a buttered knife and peel of parchment paper. Turn onto a clean surface and cut into squares. ( I used both a pizza cutter and a knife). Wrap each square in wax paper. Keep them on an air tight container.


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17 comments

  1. I would love to order the Bangkok Curry.  Yum!!!

  2. Definately the Japanese pan noodles!!

  3. I would get the Japanese pan noodles with extra veggies. 

  4. The Penne Rosa with tofu and parmesan cheese!

  5. I go to Noodles frequently but I’m totally bummed that my favorite Indonesian Peanut Saute is gone from the menu. I do love the Vera Cruz chicken salad so I’m OK for now. Bangkok Curry buff bowl is great too.
    I have not tried the Thai Curry soup but it sounds delicious.

  6. Yum – love caramalized sweet potatoes! And, I always wondered what the food was like there, so now I can’t wait to try it!

  7. I’m so excited! By your recipe (yuuuum) AND the discovery that there’s a Noodles & Company not too far from me! Love the maple syrup on these sweet potatoes – so yummy!

  8. I’ve never heard of Noodles & Company but they sound terrific as do all of their dishes. They need to open a location in Seattle! The caramelized sweet potatoes sound fabulous, too!

  9. I’ve never been to Noodles & Company but now I’m going to add it to my list of restaurants to try. Your sweet potatoes look delicious. I love the simple ingredient list.

  10. It has been a good long while since I have been to a Noodles & Company! We don’t have any around here, but there were a few locations near me when I lived in Columbus, OH. :)
    And these sweet potatoes look & sound amazing! I just might have to make this instead of my usual sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

  11. I live in the greater Houston area and there are so many restaurant options that I didn’t realize there is a Noodles & Company within 30 minutes from me. I really want to try the Tuscan Fresca with extra veggies (broccoli/carrots) and a side of Tomato Basil Bisque. I like that it seems so customizable. Thanks for the introduction and the recipe.

  12. We used to have a Noodles and Company not too far from our old house and I used to love going there! These sweet potatoes sound fabulous by the way!

  13. I would get the Bankok Curry with shrimp. Yum!!! Starved after looking at their menu. I’ve never been here. Thinking I need to give it a try!! 

  14. Japanese pan noodles!! :)

  15. I really love Noodles and Company. In the past, I would go almost once a week! But I’ve been making meals at home lately so I haven’t gone as much. I usually order the Japanese Pan Noodles, but I would like to try the Thai Curry Soup.

  16. These will be a great dish that will be perfect for the holidays!

  17. mmMMMMGOOD! I’d want to try the Spicy Korean Beef Noodle Bowl – and Noodle & Company is within 3.3 miles of my home – I never knew! I’ll be going to the Cupertino, California Noodle & Company location. Thanks, Miryam, for introducing this great and healthy place to all of us! And thank you for all your effort and time in teaching us how to cook and eat healthy! You have no idea how much I look forward to receiving your recipes in each email. :)

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