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Homemade Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt Recipe

Homemade caramels dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, Chocolate, Homemade Candy
Servings: 20
Calories: 113kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • 9x9-inch baking pan


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (for topping)


  • Combine butter, sugars, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk in a microwaveable safe bowl until smooth.
  • Cook for 6 minutes in your microwave, removing and stirring every two minutes.
  • When caramel is done cooking, pour into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Let cool completely, then cut into squares.
  • Set the caramels on a wax-lined baking sheet and make sure they are completely set up before dipping them.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and vegetable oil in 30 second intervals (stirring in between) until smooth.
  • Dip each caramel square in the chocolate, then place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Repeat until all caramels have been dipped.
  • Top with sea salt, then let cool until chocolate has hardened.


You can use any caramel recipe, but I love this caramel recipe because:
  • You don’t need a candy thermometer
  • You only need a few ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your pantry)


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg