Soft chewy salted caramel squares with a hint of bourbon flavor! This Bourbon Salted Caramel Candy Recipe is so easy to prepare, you’ll be happy to make batch after batch for friends and family this holiday season.
One of my biggest thrills of the holiday season is gift-giving.
Receiving a gift is always nice. Yet for me, there’s nothing better than to hand someone a little memento that shows just how much I love them.
Gifts don’t always have to be extravagant and costly. Sometimes the gifts that speak the loudest are the ones you made by hand. You’re silently telling the recipient that they are worth your money, your creative energy, and most importantly… your precious time.
You’ve heard the sayings “Actions speak louder than words” and “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.”
This season, I encourage you to take the time to make one gift. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be amazed by the impact it leaves on your friends and family.
Every year I spend hours making cookies and candies to package and give to loved ones.
I know, I know. Candy making sounds complicated.
However, I promise you this is the easiest and fastest caramel candy recipe you’ll ever try. Plus each little bite of this Bourbon Salted Caramel Candy Recipe is sheer magic in your mouth!
The beauty of each little salted caramel is the creamy dreamy texture and taste that comes from ultra silky California dairy and caramelized sugar.
I love using California-made dairy products, because California has such high standards for their dairy industry, that they produce meticulously consistent dairy products. I know when I buy cheeses, milk, cream, and butter with the Real California Milk seal, I’m buying quality.
To make this super-easy, yet luxurious, Bourbon Salted Caramel Candy Recipe start by bringing cream, butter, sugar, bourbon, and corn syrup to a boil.
Using mostly brown sugar gives you a jump-start on the caramelization process, so it takes less time to make.
Place a candy thermometer on the edge of the sauce pot and when the temperature reaches 245 degrees F, test the caramel candy recipe by spooning a little bit into a cup of ice water. The ice water will cool the candy quickly, then you can pick it up and pop it in your mouth to see if it has the flavor and soft chewy texture you like.
If it’s too soft, or isn’t as caramelized as you like, you can simmer it a bit longer and test again.
The alcohol cooks out leaving a hint of boozy essence that give each little salted caramel a kiss of something special.
Pour the molten Bourbon Salted Caramel Candy Recipe into a parchment paper lined baking dish and cool.
Cut. Generously sprinkle with salt. Then wrap each piece in wax paper so they are easy to pass around.
Upon first taste, your loved ones are going to know just how special they are to you!
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