This year I gave largely edible gifts and these sea salt caramels that I ultimately dipped in dark chocolate were part of my goodie tins. I was so excited to make these as I've never made candy before other than chocolate bark. I was thrilled to use my new candy thermometer and I love the idea of embarking on a food journey...you never know what you may end up with!
I used Ina Garten's recipe for Fleur De Sel Caramels, which I highly recommend as it's straightforward and the end result is a perfect sweet meets salt flavor. I made one batch and they were pretty darn good, if I may say so myself; although, my fear of burning led to a "too light in color" caramel. I'm okay with that result considering it was my first time...right? I'm planning to make another batch for the New Year!