Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Salted Caramels
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Yield: 30 pieces
Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Salted Caramels are a beautiful balance of sweet caramel and flaky sea salt, with deep notes of peanut butter.
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1½ cups (300 g) sugar
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Flaky sea salt, for topping
  1. Line an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish with 2 pieces of parchment paper so it hangs over all 4 sides. Lightly grease the corners of the dish with coconut oil (or a neutral-flavored oil). Set aside.
  2. Add the butter to a 3-quart pot over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the corn syrup, and then the sugar, whisking until fully dissolved. Whisk in the cream, and then the peanut butter and salt until smooth.
  3. Continue cooking over medium heat until it reaches 246F on a candy thermometer, stirring constantly (constant stirring is crucial to this caramel so it doesn’t scorch on the bottom).
  4. Once at 246F, remove from the heat and carefully stir in the vanilla.
  5. Carefully pour the caramel into the prepared dish. Let it sit at room temperature until fully cooled, about 4 hours to properly set.
  6. Cut into pieces, sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on top of each, and wrap in parchment or wax paper.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at