Sweet and Spicy Caramels

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Dessert
Sweet and Spicy Caramels

Primary Media

Wax-paper wrapped caramel squares and decorated brown paper bags

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Recipe Data

48
Servings
2hr25min
Prep
3hr
Total

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    Description

    Traditional caramels get a makeover by using sweet and spicy fruit spread and cayenne pepper. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 48
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    6 tbsp.Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    1 ¼ c.Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    1 c.Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    ¾ c.Hy-Vee light corn syrup
    ½ c.Culinary Tours California peach and habanero fruit spread
    ¾ tsp.Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    2 c.Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    1 tsp.Hy-Vee vanilla extract

    Things To Grab

    • 9x9-inch baking pan
    • Parchment paper
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • 3-quart saucepan
    • Whisk
    • Candy thermometer
    • Waxed paper or plastic wrap

    Directions

    1. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending parchment paper over edges of pan. Lightly coat parchment with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

    2. Place butter in a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Melt butter over low heat. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, fruit spread, cayenne pepper, and heavy cream. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until just combined; stirring occasionally until mixture comes to boiling.

    3. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Reduce heat to medium; continue boiling at moderate, steady rate for 35 to 40 minutes or until the thermometer registers 248 degrees (firm-ball stage), stirring occasionally.

    4. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer. Stir in vanilla. Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand 2 hours or until firm.

    5. Lift uncut caramels out of pan. Use a buttered knife to cut into 1x1-1/2-inch pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    110 Calories per serving
    1 piece

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 5g
    • Cholesterol: 15mg
    • Sodium: 10mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
    • Protein: 0g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 0%
    0%
    Calcium 0%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen