Chewy Homemade Salted Caramels
Sweet, salty, chewy, and melt-in-your mouth delicious, these homemade salted caramels are the best of the best.
about 32caramels
about 32caramels
Recipe Notes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Golden Barrel Organic Cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup  packed Golden Barrel Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Golden Barrel Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, softened (plus more for lightly buttering the pan)
  • coarse sea salt for topping



  1. Line an 8×8″ pan with aluminum foil that overextends the pan on all sides (to lift out for easy removal). Lightly grease foil with butter.
  2. Combine cream, sugars, and light corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon until sugars are melted and mixture starts to boil.
  3. Stop stirring. Attach a candy thermometer to rim of pan making sure the bottom of the thermometer doesn’t touch the bottom of pan. Let mixture boil until temperature reaches 245 degrees F (it’ll take time so be patient!) As soon as it reaches 245 degrees, remove from heat and add in salt and butter. Stir until butter melts.
  4. Pour hot mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle coarse salt over top. Let set uncovered on counter for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Once set, remove caramel from pan by lifting the foil. Remove foil and with a sharp knife cut into rectangles or squares. Wrap individually in wax paper wrappers. Store at room temperature.


I used these waxed paper wrappers. Made it super simple to individually wrap.

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.