So I was making these delicious caramels for a hostess gift this weekend, and I had so many extra’s. I will bring these to the Halloween party at the elementary school, I thought! Well that was where I got stumped because they did not seem very spooky. That was until I created the salted caramel ghost. Wala! Oh for the love of the sharpie pen. Don’t want me to keep this easy recipe a secret any longer? Here it is.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Lightly oil a 9 x5 or 8 x 8 pan, cut parchment paper out to size and oil the paper as well.
- Cut butter into small cubes, and combine with heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1.5 minutes or until melted. Set aside.
- Combine water, corn syrup and sugar into a small pot. Try not to get sugar on the sides of the pan.
- Heat pot to boiling. Do not stir.
- At 320 degrees F or 160 degrees C, start to add the melted butter and cream. This is where it gets a little wild, bubbling and steaming. Add just a little at a time.
- Reheat to 240 degrees F or 115 degrees C
- Immediately pour the caramel sauce into the pan.
- Add sea salt at 30 minutes
- Let set for 2-3 hours
- Cool for 30 minutes
- Cut into small piece
Easy Salted Caramel Ghosts for Halloween
I love old and traditional foods and candies, so making caramel is a love. I wrap these up and give them at the holidays, at parties and for birthdays. I love that these sweet treats have been around for hundreds of years, and they persevered.
The best way to wrap these little drops of heaven is to wrap them in white parchment paper with a twist on each end. Draw a ghost on the wrapper with a sharpie and you are ready to go.
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