For Christmas my mom sent us a huge case of dark chocolate sea salt caramels. We quickly (too quickly!) devoured them and after they were gone they were all I could think about. Earlier this week I was craving them so badly I thought, why not just try to make them? Best and worst idea of my life! Now that I know how easy and delicious these are I’ll probably be making them WAY too frequently.
Here’s how you make them – first make my 6 minute microwave caramels, recipe here. Let them set in the pan, cut them up and then you can be ready to make the chocolate. They are REALLY REALLY easy! Huzzah!
- 1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. light corn syrup
- 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
- Cooking spray
- Wax paper for wrapping
Ingredients, chocolate topping:
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)
- 1/3 c. shortening
- coarse ground sea salt
Using a spoon, lower caramel squares, one by one into chocolate. Remove with spoon and set onto pan with wax paper. Immediately sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool until chocolate hardens. This is the BEST homemade almond bark because it is a really good dark chocolate from the chips, rather than the candy chocolate “flavor” of most “chocolate” bark.
Eat some, then wrap the rest up for friends. Or eat them all. You choose ;)