Day 3 – Salted Caramels

Day 3 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas and today it’s Salted Caramels – the perfect gift for someone special (or indeed you – I won’t tell anyone you made them!)


175ml double cream

135g caster sugar

85g golden syrup

55g demerara sugar

45g butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp sea salt flakes (Maldon are excellent for this)


1/2 tsp sea salt flakes for sprinkling

Makes 36 (which is never enough)

Right then, these are really really easy, honestly and they are very very delicious (you can tell how many I’ve eaten just by that last sentence πŸ˜‰

You’ll need to get some kit together, a sugar thermometer, 2 silicone ice cube trays,a large heatproof jug (Pyrex) dice the butter and put it in a small bowl with the vanilla extract. Β You’ll also need a pastry brush and a little bowl of water.

Put the 1 tsp sea salt flakes in a small bowl too.

Into a large pan, make sure it is big enough as when the mixture boils it rises up a fair bit, place the double cream, caster and demerara sugar and syrup.

Heat it over a gentle heat, stirring to mix them together evenly.

When it starts to boil, take out your stirring spoon and using the pastry brush dipped in a little water wash down the sides of the pan. Β This removes any sugary crystals which you don’t want leaving on the side of the pan as they can cause your caramels to go grainy.

Let the mixture bubble away on a gentle boil over a medium heat – no stirring or swirling, just let it do it’s thing.

Check the temp using the sugar thermometer – it needs to get to 121c. Β This takes about 8- 10 minutes depending on how high a heat you are using. Β It will quite quickly get to 112c and will then climb slowly to 121c.

As soon as it reaches 121c straight off the heat and add the butter and vanilla extract to the pan. Β Carefully please as it can sputter once the butter hits the hot caramel.

Get a spatula in and stir it up well, remembering of course that it is red hot!

Once it’s smooth add the 1 tsp of sea salt flakes and stir it through again.

Transfer the mixture into the large heatproof jug. Pour the caramel into the recesses of the silicone icecube tray (trying not to get it everywhere!)

If the caramel is thickening as you are trying to pour out then put the jug in the microwave and give it a quick blast to heat it up and it will soften enough so you can pour it again.

Now set the trays to one side to set. Β It should set off fairly quickly as long as you got to the right temperature (30 mins to an hour).

Allow them to cool fully.

Now they’re cool pop the trays into a freezer bag. Β No I haven’t gone mad! Β Put the whole lot into the freezer for 10 minutes. Β Because the caramels are chewy if you tried to pop them out then they’d pull out of shape.

Check them after 10 minutes and see if you can pop them out of the tray just as you would an icecube. Β If they are still pulling out of shape, freeze them for another 10 minutes.

Pop out all the caramels from the icecube tray onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper.

Grind up the 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt flakes with your fingers so that it is very fine and sprinkle over the tops of the caramels.

Now they need wrapping up! Β You can cut squares of non-stick baking paper to wrap them in but I’ve found that the mini rolls of baking parchment from Lakeland (for lining the sides of cake tins) are the perfect width.

Wrap them all up (minus the few that you’ve eaten along the way) and fill pretty jars or store them in an airtight container at a cool room temp and they’ll last for 3 weeks.Β (They will keep longer but I’ve found the quality of them starts to deteriorate after that)

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another Christmassy recipe!

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire


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615 Responses to Day 3 – Salted Caramels

  1. Toni says:

    I love salted caramels!!! But my teeth don’t!! lol

  2. Amanda marsh says:

    My mother – in- law loves Toffees, and I try to make her something different every Year for her Christmas stocking, I’ll give these ago
    Merry Christmas

  3. Alison says:

    Ooooh salted caramels, have I gone to heaven?

  4. Donna says:

    Oh how fab!! It’s 7.10am and I’m making your chocolate truffles right now πŸ™‚

  5. Gail Bedford says:

    I have always wondered how to make Caramels – thank you.

  6. Vanda Robbins says:

    I am definitely going to give these a go! o boy, o boy, o boy πŸ™‚ x

  7. Rebecca hurst says:

    Oh these will make perfect gifts for neighbours x

  8. Donna Owen says:

    Yum, will make these for Xmas pressies. I’ve seen some Xmas tree ice cube trays in poundland, may have to go back and get some for these!

  9. Diana Tucker says:

    Love caramels, however I have braces until Jan! But thank you for new recipe. They will make a perfect Christmas present idea.

  10. These too look amazing, I love salted caramel. Thank you πŸ™‚

  11. Emily Mills says:

    Lovely. Might have to give this a try.

  12. Alison Inglis says:

    I love salted caramels, but am never successful at making toffee/fudge etc

  13. Penny Hankey says:

    Oh yum, I love anything caramel-y. I’m definitely going to try these and I love the silicone ice-cube tray idea, the end result is so neat and professional.

  14. Sally Tattersfield says:

    This looks pretty easy and I LOVE salted caramels, will defo be giving these a try over xmas hols. Will of course have to test them out myself before giving to anyone else… πŸ˜›

  15. Jodi says:

    These look amazing!!!

  16. Sarah Caley says:

    I have Christmas tree shaped ice cube trays – I think these’d look great in a Kilner jar as prezzies!

  17. Kath Dumbleton says:

    Wow I thought I would be first to post today, it just shows how amazing the pink whisk is that I am not. πŸ™‚

  18. caroline says:

    My absolute fave. Just needs the corner dipping in chocolate for perfection!

  19. Sandi says:

    Ooh! Like your own home made toffee pennies!

  20. Janice says:

    Monday morning and it is grey outside so imagine salted caramels and I have an instant smile on my face. Will have to give these a go….

  21. Sharon says:

    Is it too early to want to eat some now !!

  22. Linda says:

    Oh boy, just have to try these, we adore salted caramel!

  23. Hannah Oneill says:

    I love salted caramels! So yum

  24. Corinna Mazzotta says:

    Ooh, would have loved to have a go at these as I adore salted caramel, but my kitchen thermometer isn’t that accurate (its an old -fashioned liquid in the tube type. Is 121 degrees a particular point for sugar? I have soft ball etc marked on it. *Hopeful* πŸ™‚

  25. Rachael Simmons says:

    Yumola! πŸ˜€

  26. Leanne Fawcett says:

    These look absolutely scrumptious!! Think these will have to be made for me, no sharing allowed!!xx

  27. Simon Hanson says:


  28. WESLEY SAWKINS says:


  29. Naomi says:

    These look delicious – we always fight over the toffees in mixed tins so we can make our own tin full of these!! Yum! thanks for sharing x

  30. Sally Campbell says:

    These look amazing! Have never tried making toffee before,I am definafly trying these,thanks Ruth!! πŸ™‚

  31. Cynthia says:

    Wow! They almost look to good to eat! I’m definitely going to try these this weekend! And I’m going to make an attempt to make the raspberry caramel as well tomorrow πŸ™‚
    Keep up your yummy work!

  32. Lou Gourley says:

    Oh my…they look delicious. They wouldn’t last long in this house!

  33. Michaela Turner says:

    I only tasted salted caramel the other day and was really surprised by how tasty it is. Will be giving this recipe a go over the christmas holidays

  34. Emma Anderson says:

    Will definately be giving these a go, thank you for the recipemx

  35. Claire says:

    Yum yum! Not tried these before and you have convinced me!

  36. Claire Kilbourn says:

    I like the sound of these, will be giving them a go tonight….

  37. Nikki Clark says:

    I’m drooling at the thought of these!

  38. Samantha WhiteSamantha White says:

    these sound soooo yummy. definitely going in the hamper for my parents

  39. Sue Bone says:

    I don’t like all this talk of dentists when I’m off for an appointment in less than an hour. I loved salted caramels and especially the french caramel au beurre sale. I think I’ll try this recipe with some sel de Guerande.

  40. Sandy says:

    Oooh yum, I must definitely give these ago :0)

  41. sam smith says:

    never tyred salted caramels so think im goin to have to give them ago and see what there like xxxxx

  42. Andy Thompson says:

    Salted Caramels yum yum

  43. caroline longdon says:

    I definitely wanna try these!

  44. kayleigh bates says:

    These look amazing! x

  45. These look great. I’ve never made toffee but this has reminded me of the treacle toffees that my mum used to make. I think I’ll give it a go…

  46. Rebecca says:

    Must not give in to making these it will be bad for my teeth and my waist line. I can’t afford the dentist and slimming world at the same time!

  47. Nikk Malee says:

    Now they look delightful for sure πŸ™‚

  48. Emma H says:

    Coffee caramels are yum.

  49. Lucy Birks says:

    Wow, they look amazing, deffo going to try these

  50. Sarah says:

    I’ve asked for a candy themometer for Christmas and I’ll definitely be having a go at these!!

  51. Lindsay says:

    Can’t wait to try these – but I don’t think I’ll be giving many away!

  52. Hollie says:

    Salted caramel is my favourite, I need to try this one!

  53. Olivia says:

    Great present idea! Also liking the christmas tree shaped idea…

  54. caroline kerridge says:

    Can’t wait to give them a go x

  55. elizabeth ferguson says:

    yum! πŸ™‚

  56. Clare Conlon says:

    I love anything salted caramel related, i have to make these! Thanks for a great recipe!

  57. Amelia Kennedy says:

    I’m drooling already! x

  58. Fiona B says:

    mmmm yum!

  59. Susan Crosswaite says:

    never tried salted caramels – they sound yummy

  60. Laura Thomson says:

    Nom nom nom! These look mouth watering!

  61. Fran says:

    These look fab – and surprisingly straightfoward to make it appears…who knew?! What a lovely homemade christmas gift these will make :o)

  62. Stacey D says:

    Just love this recipe never lnew it was so easy and cant wait to share it with my mum and sis !

  63. wendy daniels says:

    they look yummy !!!!

  64. Sharon Carleton says:

    can’t wait to try this recipe !

  65. Lisa James says:

    Yum yum, off to the shops to get some cream…..

  66. Laura C. Martin says:

    Must try this one

  67. Trish says:

    I have never tried salted caramels but these sound yummy

  68. Kate Leonard says:

    They look delicious – so shiny!

  69. Lesley says:

    What a great recipe, they’ll be just perfect for those little extra presents.

  70. And who doesn’t love a good caramel and I would never have thought to make them in ice cube trays.

  71. Lorraine Johnson says:

    I have discovered a love of salted caramels, but I have never made them myself. The silicon ice cube tray is a great idea!

  72. kirsty hazlewood says:

    Ooooo yummy πŸ™‚ x

  73. Beth says:

    Have never actually tried salted caramel (I know, I know…), but I suppose I don’t have an excuse now! πŸ˜‰

  74. Jennifer McGregor says:

    Ruth, is that a thermapen thermometer? Would you recommend it? I just have an old fashioned jam thermometer which works fine but only with large quantities so am considering asking Santa for a thermapen…

    • Hi Jennifer – yes it’s a Thermapen here on Amazon . Having tested out lots of thermometers (killing a lot of them by dropping into pans of hot sugar) this is the one I have stuck with – it’s expensive but I’ve been using it for 2 years now – well worth the money! x

  75. Nicki Thomas says:

    These look great, going to give it a go. Ideal xmas present for my nan, she has a bit of a sweet tooth. xx

  76. Tom Baines says:

    fantastic scrummy

  77. Ceri Jackson says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I am inspired!

  78. Vicky says:

    Love caramels not sure with salt in though!

  79. Mariel Pereira says:

    Thanks for these lovely recipes- these look yummy!

  80. Jaki King says:

    These look delicious might have to make some for Santa!!

  81. Richard Leake says:

    Looks scrummy!!!!!

  82. Georgia Davey says:

    I have a brand new sugar thermometer with this recipes name on it! Crimble pressies ahoy!

  83. kath says:

    Hi Ruth
    I recently bought a novelty xmas mould from lakeland, would any silicone mould do?
    Am going to attempt these today, they look great

  84. Claire says:

    why do i get the feeling my wont turn out this colour??

  85. Clare says:

    I’m going to get someone to make me these for my birthday tomorrow – yum!

  86. Ranita says:

    They look lovely. Must resist! My list of Christmas cooking is getting out of hand.

  87. Karen Walkden says:

    fingers crossed for these !!

  88. Carla says:

    These look gorgeous though i doubt mine would come out looking as professional as yours πŸ™‚

  89. Jen Snaith says:

    Love love love salted caramel!!!! Fab recipe Ruth, thanks x x

  90. Harriet Cannon says:

    Oooh, I’ve been looking for a good recipe for these for ages! Can’t wait to try them out…

  91. Laura Bradbury says:

    These look like something I really should try!

  92. traceyh says:

    yummy, just have to make these,thinking of giving them as a gift, all wrapped up in a pretty christmas gift bag.
    but if they make it into the gift bag is another matter !!!! lol

  93. Karen Chaudhry says:

    Ooh these look lovely too – far too many nice things to make!

  94. Helen Porter says:

    wow im sitting here thinking i could eat some of that now it looks yummy scrummy! xx

  95. andrea says:

    These look lovely xx

  96. linda june gill says:

    Week off…… saved on favouries,will try tomorrow

  97. Kate Dyball says:

    Need to get some silicone ice cube trays…..soon.

  98. Janet Dring says:

    I love caramels

  99. sarah davies says:

    Nom nom nom πŸ™‚ x

  100. stephanie tsang says:

    Yum, these look delicious.

  101. Lynne Lee-Diep says:

    They look so professional! X

  102. claire says:

    these look delicious – love salted caramels, so will give it a go!

  103. Katie says:

    I LOVE salted caramel. Will definitely be trying these!

  104. Claire says:

    These will keep the hubby quiet!

  105. Janet says:

    That’s a great tip about the mini parchment roll to wrap the finished caramels. I would never have thought of that!

  106. tracy s says:

    not too keen on toffees, when i was a kid one pulled out half my tooth, got an abscess under it… i was in soooooo much pain.

  107. Joanna Helman says:

    They look delicious! I know what I’m doing on my day off πŸ™‚

  108. Heather Walsh says:

    These look lovely. I am going to have to have a go at making some soon.

  109. Sophie C says:

    Sounds amazing!! Definitely need to try these πŸ™‚

  110. Kirsty Cluett says:

    These look so yummy! Will defiantly be giving this recipe a go! Xx

  111. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    Oh my, hunger pangs a flooding in! x

  112. Dawn C says:

    These look great !

  113. Hayley Bolt says:

    Mmm… these look delicious

  114. Tracy Nixon says:

    OMG I am drooling! These would be such a sweet treat!

  115. Carol Peace says:

    Lovely salted caramel

  116. Paula says:

    Lovely I am actually going to make these

  117. Syma says:

    Salted caramels have really taken off here! Can’t wait to try these!!!

  118. Victoria says:

    Looks so easy, it’s going to be difficult not to try it!

  119. Lynne Donnelly says:

    they sound delicious

  120. Christina Curtis says:


  121. Denise S says:

    never tried salted caramels butwould love to soon they look scrumptious

  122. Laura says:

    Merry Christmas Ruth! I love website and the step by step instructions on your recipes are really helpful. These are fabulous prizes, with an amazing mixer to help me make more of your wonderful recipes!

  123. Clare F Wood says:

    think we will have to try this

  124. Sue says:

    Look delicious . Would it be possible to coat them in chocolate? X

  125. Judith Tomkinson says:

    Ingredients, check. Sugar thermometer, check. Silicone ice cube tray……nope. Will buy some and try these at the weekend.

  126. Gavin says:

    I might have to try this, I’ve never had salted caramels before.

  127. Michelle warren says:

    Oooh yum! These would definately make the work day go quicker! X x

  128. Lauren Thomas says:

    Salted caramels are one of my favourite things! Would these work dipped in chocolate do you think? x

  129. Lou C says:

    Think it must be time I got my Breakfast, as these are making me drool πŸ™‚

  130. Becky I says:

    I am definitely going to make these for my hamper gifts this year – they look amazing

  131. Glenn Hutton says:

    They look delicious

  132. Loops says:

    I’m making Christmas goody bags as presents this year – these look perfect to pop in there!

  133. Jodie Innes says:

    My dad would love me to make these for him πŸ™‚

  134. Diane says:

    You are a genius, made a simialr recipe a few weeks ago but it said to make in one large block and cut into pieces. Was a nightmare and then when i’d cut it up it stuck together again. Also spent ages cutting parchment into small square so will be making your recipe and ordering the paper from lakeland. Thanks for saving me loads of time.

  135. Gemma says:

    Time to invest in a sugar thermometer I think! Another fab pressie idea, thanks Ruth x

  136. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    these looklovely …although im not too sure my poor teeth could handle it lol @chanson2010

  137. Rach Woodcock says:

    wow, I just can’t wait to try this!

  138. NICOLA says:


  139. Rachel Hancock says:

    These look gorgeous πŸ™‚ Will give it a try!

  140. Luisa Lauren says:

    Salted Caramel is my absolute favourite, even chocolate doesn’t come close, im making these tonight!

  141. EVA says:

    love to try these

  142. Dawn Paddock says:

    my mouth is waterng now πŸ™‚

  143. Hannah says:

    These look so yummy – i will definetely be buying bits and bobs before christmas so i can make these!

  144. Sophie Hedley says:

    They look delicious!

  145. David Wilson says:

    have never tried salt and caramel

  146. ruth hunter says:


  147. says:

    Is there any way of keeping them longer than three weeks? If not, I guess I will have to make them a couple of days before Christmas.

  148. Mark Palmer says:

    These look delicious

  149. joy blackburn says:

    would eat all of these and not give any away.

  150. Elspeth Woods says:

    Perfect timing. I have a 600ml tub of double cream in my fridge and don’t know what to do with it before it goes off. Will now make these and a double quantity of Nigella’s salted caramel sauce (oh so good and oh so easy!).

  151. Susan Bowe says:

    Mmm they look gorgeous

  152. mair owen says:

    thinking ice cube trays especially if quirky shapes would be good for fudge too?

  153. Mo Silverman says:

    I have been wanting to make salted caramels for ages, this looks so easy I am going to make them today!

  154. Elizabeth Lee says:

    Will definitely give these a go, was very tempted by some salted caramel chocolates last week from a shop but refrained!

  155. Sarah Morris says:

    Really must try making this, read something about salted caramels the other day and thought ‘yuk’ but having seen this page, I am sorely tempted now!

  156. Dawn F says:

    Looks yummy and easier to make than I thought.

  157. Barbara Bunning says:

    Will have to give this one a try!

  158. Kelly Dougherty says:

    Ooh, my favourites πŸ™‚ Ive been avoiding all things sweet for a while and my hubby has just asked me what treat id like for my birthday this week – here’s the answer!!

  159. Danielle says:

    They just look so tempting! I’m making these this week for sure.

  160. Kelly Dougherty says:

    Ruth, can you recommend a sugar thermometer? The last one I bought was rubbish! Thanks

  161. Joanne Mapp says:

    Salted caramels are my favourites. I might make some for my family as extra Christmas presents

  162. Helen Huxley says:

    Love the idea of setting them in ice cube tray.

  163. Laura says:

    Think these could be my fav too!

  164. Oh yum! I’m gonna have to make time to fit these in!! Hope they’re really chewy, OH can’t eat them then!!

  165. Nicole says:

    Looks so good!!

  166. jennie jackson says:

    I am going to try this – looks yummy

  167. Kirsty Common says:

    love caramels but never tried salted ones

  168. Annie T says:

    I’ve always had trouble with recipes using a thermometer – jams, marmalade, toffee etc – they never seem to work properly. However, I love salted caramels so will give this a try. Fingers crossed.

  169. Ceri Jackson says:

    Can you use waxed paper instead of baking parchment to wrap them in?

  170. maureen findley says:

    this recipe looks awesome

  171. Liz Day says:

    They look amazing, so professional!

  172. Adele Hill says:

    I love salted caramels. They remind me of being a kid and my Nan use to make them.

  173. Dale says:

    On the 3rd day of Christmas , my —- oh
    I don’t believe in Santa any more!!! Lol

  174. Laura Bull says:

    Definitely going to be trying these!

  175. Sue Hunt says:

    Love Salted Caramel, it makes a great filling for cupcakes πŸ™‚

  176. magsb says:

    i would have to hide these from everybody!

  177. Tracy says:

    Yum! One of my absolute favourite flavours.

  178. zita fox says:

    I’ve never had salted caramel, but i love sweet and salty together. Going to give these a try this week. All of the ingredients are constants in the cupboard too

  179. Gemma Clark says:

    OOOO They look devine πŸ™‚

  180. Chris Aggett says:

    Never tried salted caramel, but i think i’ll give it a go now!

  181. Wow they look amazing- a friend made some for me last year- might have to try to return the favour this year.

  182. Emily says:

    Yum, yum yum!

  183. Laura says:

    They look lovely, makes me hungry!

  184. Charley Foulds says:

    Looks SO delicious, will definitely try this out! makes caramel look so easy!!!

  185. Natalie Lee says:

    This sounds sooo scrumptious!!

  186. Harry says:

    Can’t wait to give these a go!

  187. abigail edkins says:

    Yummy I am defo gonna have to try these, I think even I will be able to make them : )

  188. Gemma Samanta says:

    These look amazing Ruth, tried out the fudge the other day which will make amazing xmas gifts

  189. Eileen Pashute says:

    These look beautiful – I need to get a sugar thermometer and some silicone ice trays ASAP !!!!

  190. Jane Ainscow says:

    These look delicious. Will be trying them out! Thank you.

  191. Big Jock Kent says:

    Can I lick the bowl ?

  192. Michelle Kitchen says:

    They look yummy!! πŸ™‚

  193. Robert Macolive says:

    MMMM, I am off to buy a sugar thermometer!

  194. cathyj says:

    oooo chewy nom nom nomity nom

  195. Alison McGowan says:

    Must have a go at making these, blow the diet! πŸ˜‰

  196. Paula gwynne says:

    Wow, salted caramel looks scrumptious.

  197. Dawne says:

    Oh my Giddy Aunt!!!!!
    **runs out to buy salt flakes**

  198. amelia avossa says:

    WOW! these look Yummy! bookmarked!

  199. k dunn says:

    my teenager is looking to make some prezzies this year and this looks perfect for her to make!

  200. Salma Hussain says:

    Love the step-by-step pics. Mouth-watering!!

  201. Lucy says:

    Mmm, these look amazing! I love salted caramel flavoured things but, as someone said further up, I think these would pull my fillings out!! May have to make them as gifts & just sneak one or two for me!! πŸ˜‰

  202. Megan Bayford says:


  203. Catherine Miller says:

    These look yum!

  204. jane oholleran says:

    they look amazing

  205. Emily Fraser says:

    Mmm these look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them out!! πŸ™‚

  206. Lisa Williams says:

    salted caramel is possibly the best thing ever I cannot get enough of it thank you for this πŸ™‚

  207. Emma says:

    Hi:o) I LOVE salted caramels! I might have to give these a try this weekend xx

  208. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    I really must get a sugar thermometer, I wonder if santa will bring me one?? :o)

  209. Rachael G says:

    Yum – I’ll certainly be making these!

  210. Aimee R says:

    Amazing! I must try these for christmas

  211. Natalie Henderson says:

    Oooh, they look lovely!! πŸ™‚

  212. Chloe Hocking says:

    Caramel’s my family’s absolute favourite. Salted Caramel however is unventured territory. Unless you count the odd Salted Caramel Mocha or two (which I don’t). Sweets are much more satisfying for the ol’ sweet tooth πŸ˜‰

  213. These look so good! Have to find time to make these. Might have to forego sleep, but I’m sure they’re worth it!

  214. mary says:

    They look delicious

  215. Oh my these wouldn’t last long enough to be given as presents !

  216. Alice Matthews says:

    The ice cube tray is very clever!

  217. Amanda says:

    I can almost taste them now!!

  218. shelley says:

    i have the christmas tree tray along with a mini gingerbread man one which would be fab for making these – not sure there will be many left for sharing though

  219. Alana Walker says:

    Yumtastic, definitely gonna try these.x

  220. Jan Ritchie says:

    Must give these a try πŸ™‚ Can’t get my 100 year old tablet recipe to work on this danged hob πŸ™ And it’s never failed until this hob, so it can’t possibly be me, lol πŸ˜‰

  221. Angharad says:

    Ooh they look good. Shall have to have a go at these

  222. Emily says:

    These look so tasty!

  223. Catherine says:

    Another fantastic recipe, I have so many jars from left over lemon curd and tomato chilli chutney that they would be brilliant for adding to hampers!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  224. Ellie Witterick says:

    ooo yummy! Could you put other flavourings into the toffee mix to have a variety for pressies?

  225. Karen Hepburn says:

    These look yummy could u cover them in chocolate?

  226. Claire Shurrock says:

    Going to the shops to get the ingredients to make these….not sure they will last in our house to give as yummy Xmas pressies

  227. Judi Delaney says:

    These may well be a present for myself…and my hips!

  228. jamila says:

    Is it me, or is salted caramel huge this year? Anyway, I love the stuff, as does my sister – sorted!

  229. michelle says:

    Ooh they look amazing – may have to make some of those for christmas!

  230. Chris Williams says:

    bet these are lovely

  231. Karen says:

    Mmmm, I may have to pop into Lakeland on the way home tonight to buy a sugar thermometer just so I can have some of these!

  232. Amanda says:

    Wow those look really good, will definitely be having a go! x

  233. Trish says:

    See, now these look so easy and gorgeous and delightful but I can’t find the part where you add the butter and it splashes hot caramel on to your hand / all over the splashback, and then spend the next 10 minutes with your hand under a cold tap / cleaning the worksurface – that’s normal right?

  234. twila grower says:

    Oh yum yum yum πŸ™‚ will def try these!!!!

  235. Sue Kershaw says:

    Bet they taste lovely but unfortunately I’m convinced I’d break a crown eating them

  236. Katie says:

    Crikey these look gorgeous! Will just have to try the recipe out (twists arm behind back!!)

  237. Sarah Cooke says:

    Mmmmmmmm Definately going to give these a try!

  238. Dawn says:

    Oooh yummy, I definitely want to make some of these!

  239. Charlotte says:

    Can’t wait to have a go at these (making and eating)!!

  240. kiara says:

    amazeballs, nom nom nom I will be trying these!

  241. Tricia Morrison says:

    Loving your posts. I’m making up hampers(8)
    for Christmas pressies and you’re giving me lots to put in them!

  242. Janie H says:

    These look so delish! I’d be glad to find them in my stocking!

  243. Judy says:

    Yummy, s Christmas present to myself!

  244. Dawn Elliott says:

    Wow, those salted caramels look yummy. I’ll definitely be making them for gifts this year!

  245. Donna says:

    Salted caramel, my favourite…

  246. Donna Snowden says:

    Thank you for this lovely recipe. Will definitely be making these for my family.

  247. Jen Boucher says:

    Oh yummy! Going to have to try these!

  248. Lynne W says:

    Oh my! I’ve just made these and they are addictive beware!!!!

  249. Anne Marigold says:

    The ice cube tray for moulding is brilliant. So much nicer than cutting. Might work with fudge too. I don’t have these trays. Off to lakeland!

  250. Kathryn says:

    I’ve never made these, will have to have a go

  251. Belinda says:

    I will be making these for my daughters preschool teachers!

  252. Michelle Wilson-Taylor says:

    I will definately be trying these

  253. Richard Rimmer says:

    I’ll give it a try but Asda’s salted caramel dessert was foul, so am dubious.

  254. Liz says:

    Have you ever had a problem with the salt not dissolving properly? I have the ‘Cornish Sea Salt’ flakes, but they just clump together and stick to the spoon! I event tried grinding them with pestle and mortar first to see if they dissolved better as a fine powder… no!

  255. Victoria Buss says:

    I had been thinking about what to make as homemade gifts this christmas!!!!

  256. Louise Laggan says:

    cannot wait to try these out mmmm yummy

  257. Rachel Barlow says:

    Oh my gosh, I don’t think I would be able to make them last long enough to be able to give them away – LOVE salted caramels and am totally going to make some this weekend for my secret santa at the WI πŸ™‚

  258. Emma R says:

    This looks like the perfect recipe to try out my new kitchen thermometer πŸ™‚

  259. They look shamazing! Am definitely making these! X

  260. These look so yummy and so ridiculously simple!

  261. Janet Powell says:

    I’ve never tried salted caramel – DEF going to give this a go! It looks SO easy.

  262. Cristina says:

    yum – can’t wait to try these!

  263. Alison Damant says:

    Never had salted caramels, now’s the time to try them!

  264. Helen says:

    I’ve asked for a sugar thermometer for Xmas this year…maybe I’ll finally be able to do some of your lovely sweetie recipes in 2013!

  265. Kylie Fisher says:

    I made some of these today as i was going to give them away as an early christmas gift however they never made it into the packaging because as every good baker knows you need to taste your finished product however my tasting didnt stop at one (i say i was checking for consistency) and the whole batch was gone so now got another batch on the go.

  266. Lynne says:

    This is such a brilliant idea for a christmas present for our lovely neighbours. Definitely going to give it a try!

  267. Jo says:

    Ruth. I have Xmas choc moulds. Do you think these would work in my moulds???

    Another lovely recipe, thank you

  268. Kerrie Heath says:

    You make it look so easy! I will have to try to make these although will need to buy a sugar thermometer first.

  269. Karen Kaye says:

    And I’m off to buy a sugar thermometer. They sound amazing.

  270. cathy says:

    can’t wait to get started

  271. Michelle kelly says:

    Yummilicious!!!! Mmmmmm shall definitely be having a bash πŸ™‚

  272. Hollie Morgan says:

    These sound delicious – will definitely be making these!

  273. Julie Picton says:

    Mmmm these look yummy

  274. Christine Sanderson says:

    I just love the combination of salt & caramel – yum yum

  275. Dawnylou says:

    Fab recipe – but how do you keep your silicone bakewear clean?

  276. Jules H says:

    The tins added to the hamper are so gorgeous!!!
    And I know who is going to get the caramels…. Hubby!

  277. Margaret says:

    Look great

  278. Fiona Dobson says:

    You make these look so easy, might give them a go too x

  279. joanne says:

    How lovely!!! I’m going to make these for xmas eve and when I have all my chores complete I will sit down and enjoy!! Thank you for the recipe

  280. Stephanie Green says:

    Now this is my kind of recipe

  281. jo mccarthy says:

    there goes the diet!

  282. Shonaigh says:

    Yummy, these would make a great gift- that is if they aren’t eaten first! Great idea to use ice cube trays as mould.

  283. Elke says:

    I never knew it would be so easy!

  284. Melissa Beattie says:

    These sound lovely. Now I just need to buy a sugar thermometer.

  285. Ali Thorpe says:

    I really want to try making these. I suspect they wouldn’t make it out the kitchen though. Yum!

  286. Claudine Kelly says:

    I’ve got to try these! Going to get a sugar thermometer first thing tomorrow!

  287. PaulS says:

    They look dee-lish!

  288. Emma says:

    Definitely making these!

  289. CHRIS says:

    What cheese to entice a bear out of the wood ?
    Come on bear (Camembert)


    They look amazing – and so professional looking too! xoxo

  291. June says:

    Thank you will have to put this on my to-do list which is growing by the day πŸ™‚

  292. Paul says:

    These sound really nice!

  293. Theresa Waterlow says:

    Oh dear, I can see my waistline expanding just looking at this! No way am I going to be able to make them without eating the lot! They sound delicious!

  294. Jennie says:

    Another great recipe. Not sure how I’m going to fit everything in!

  295. becky mead says:

    my mouth is watering they look delicious!!!!

  296. Karen says:

    Off to Lakeland tomorrow for the ice cube trays, Also now have an idea for my secret santa person!x

  297. Molly says:

    Will definitely have to try these. Don’t have a thermometer but will be a good excuse to buy one :p

  298. Rhonda says:

    YUM!! these look lovely.

  299. Rachel Turner says:

    Uh-oh, that’s fatal – I have all the ingredients! Must wait to make them until it’s too late to eat them all before the gifts have to be ready!

  300. Patsi says:

    oh please I cant wait!I am going to take some for the christmas table at my sisters

  301. Andrew Petrie says:

    One of those naughty but nice things…

  302. Nicole says:

    Off to try recipe out now

  303. Leigh Mitchell says:

    Thanks for this, its quite spooky my sister in law was just saying last night how she would love to know how salted caramels are made πŸ™‚

  304. Marie Belfort says:

    I am definitely going to have a go at these. πŸ™‚

  305. Caroline Praed says:

    Mmmm … salted caramels.
    Well worth finding some silicone ice cube trays for this recipe!!

    [Until I tried salted fudge I was so doubtful, but once tried, never forgotten, and I do urge those who have never tried it to sample one. Do not be surprised if you find yourself then eating the lot!]

  306. Leila Pilkington says:

    These look delicious!

  307. Lynetta says:

    Off to the kitchen I go. thank you for such a detailed post. Lynetta

  308. Christa says:

    oh these look yummy – I tried making fudge last xmas, will try these this year!

  309. Karrie says:

    Totally love salted caramels so once I recover from the perishing Shingles these will be on my hit list – thanks for posting!

  310. Laura H says:

    Another fantastic idea to make as a gift, Ruth you certainly never fail to inspire! I can’t wait to make these! I think a day booked off on leave baking your delights is definitely called for! Heaven!!

  311. Liz Warner says:

    Looking 4ward 2 making some of these & maybe Santa will pop some in my stocking!!???

  312. Maddy says:

    Love love love salted caramels, can’t believe they’re this simple to make

  313. sian says:

    These look amazing, can’t wait to try them

  314. clare H says:

    These will look lovely in our homemade christmas hampers! πŸ™‚

  315. Mel K says:

    Definitely going to give these ago

  316. Arabella Bazley says:

    Great idea about the silicone trays, I’ve never thought of using them for sweets before.

  317. Rosie says:

    Hi Ruth,

    I’ve just made these (bored on my day off) and they’ve not set hard (although I’m sure my thermometer was up to 121c!

    Is there anything I can do or are they officially soft sweets?



    • They are on the softer side but chewy – I didn’t want them to be teeth pullers – you can remelt and reheat the mixture to a higher temp for a harder set. I did that a few times playing about with heat to temps and it works a treat x

  318. kathleen hooper says:

    you certainly make it look easy…. I might just have to try them myself!

  319. Jackie says:

    They look great. Love the idea of the baking parchment rolls too. I didn’t know lakeland did that. Will have to look out for that one too. My mum wraps up her fudge in the cellophane bags that you get on cards and ties these up with a ribbon. That would work for these individually wrapped caramels too. The dentists will be rubbing their hands in January!

  320. Grainne Redmond says:

    Have been looking forward to getting home today to see what the recipe is – and it was worth the wait! Beautiful bakeware too.

  321. Vanessa Belcher says:

    Love the idea of ice cube trays to make sweets in. Will remember that for future use.

  322. christine potter says:

    Another one of your fab recipes

  323. Carol Coles says:

    Can’t wait to try these…. Thanks for another great recipe!

  324. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    This recipe sounds delicious – think I will have to give it a go!

  325. Susan Cameron says:

    Sweet and savoury-sounds just like me!I love the easy to follow instructions.

  326. Katrina Wakelin says:

    mmm sounds yummy.

  327. Claire Dando says:

    I will definitely be trying these!

  328. Alison Barker says:

    Would make a lovely xmas gift.

  329. cheryl lovell says:

    fab giveaway πŸ™‚

  330. Ann Quinn says:

    Sounds good! May be worth losing a filling or two.

  331. Lisa says:

    These will make a great Christmas gift unless I eat them all first!

  332. Heather Hodgson says:

    I love salted caramels! I am definitely having a go at these.

  333. Mark Whittaker says:

    I love salted caramel , though my caramel loving partner HATES it ! lol

  334. Michelle wilks says:

    I really want to make these for stocking fillers! I know my dad would love them!

  335. Jennifer Campbell says:

    they look very professional

  336. Carrie Ashton says:

    Ooh I love salted caramels πŸ™‚

  337. Diane says:

    Oh how yummy! btw i have a dentist appt tomorrow morning……i hope he can stick my front crown back on πŸ™ Daren’t eat caramels just yet… long does it take for dentist glue to work!LOL

  338. Lynda Ralley says:

    Loverly !!

  339. Jo says:

    Oh I am SO making these. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe!

  340. Nicola Smaller says:

    Wow. These look astonishing. Have only got silicon ice cube trays in weird shapes for some reason. I guess hearts would be nice?

  341. Sue Harte says:

    Yummy! Not that I expected anything less of the Pink Whisk!

  342. Jo Goff says:

    Off to buy the ingredients now, byeee!

  343. Lucy says:

    So funny all the dentist comments – the last time I ate a sweet like this it ended up costing me Β£500 at the dentist – it wont stop me making them though!!

  344. Stuart Morrow says:

    my sweet tooth is tingling

  345. Jo Nice says:

    I can’t cook for toffee as the saying goes but i may give this a go πŸ™‚

  346. Linda Thompson says:

    They look delicious and are so ‘on trend’

  347. Jenny Hunt says:

    I have to make these – my husband loves any salted caramel recipes!

  348. Clemmie G says:

    My hubby loves salted caramel so I will definitely be making some of these – thanks Ruth!

  349. Tracey says:

    Yum yum in my tum.

  350. Karen Railton says:

    so many lovely recepies to try these loogreat x

  351. Sandra Watt says:

    Going to give these a try tomorrow- need to buy more sugar.

  352. Caroline Scott says:

    oh brilliant! I’ve been looking for exactly this recipe. Last year I bought salted caramels for a couple of people as gifts but they weren’t cheap. Everyone loved them so I’ll be able to give homemade versions this year. THANKS!

  353. Kelly Bostock says:

    another fab recipe – thankyou Ruth you’re a star x

  354. Heather Jenkinson says:

    I need cheering up, so I should really have this! πŸ™‚

  355. Clare H says:

    These looks amaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!

  356. Linda says:

    Absolutely delicious!

  357. Lesley G says:

    Yummy!!!!! πŸ™‚

  358. Andrea says:

    salted caramels sound lovely – might give them a go!

  359. tessa says:

    Smashing idea, though I’ll need some silicone icecube trays πŸ˜‰

  360. Maxine says:

    sweet and salty, what more could a girl want?

  361. lesley-anne burnett says:

    wow so deliciously yummy looking – they seem easy enough to do that i would be able to enlist a few little fingers πŸ™‚

  362. Louise Sabel says:

    Wow these look fab. Would make a great home made gift πŸ™‚

  363. Alexandra says:

    These look amazing, just got some star shaped ice cube trays, will be perfect for Christmas! Thanks Ruth

  364. Jo Wakefield says:

    They look yummy

  365. Kathleen Connolly says:

    I can’t wait to try these πŸ˜€

  366. Sarah Gosling says:

    Yummy, don’t think i would want to share then! x

  367. Bettsiej says:

    These sound fantastic – think i’ll be giving them a go! Thanks for the recipe xx

  368. Louise Turner says:

    These look lovely – I may have a go at making these over the weekend – thanks

  369. Leanne Timmins says:

    They look fab! What a great gift they would make πŸ™‚

  370. Hannah P says:

    Wow, I won’t consider the calories, but these look amazing!

  371. Donna Allgrove says:

    They sound delicious, I will definately be giving them a go. Thanks.

  372. Sharon Blacker says:

    At last iI’ll get to use my sugar thermometer. I love salted caramel and will definitely try these. Thank you.

  373. Joan says:

    Seem quite straightforward to make and great for stocking fillers

  374. Blake Ahearne says:


  375. Melli Peakman says:

    I love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

  376. claire carter says:

    oh for good ness sake3! will youplease stop?? (dont really). Yet another recipe i know i am going to HAVE to make and will love

  377. Donna says:

    Definitely gong to try these. My father in law loves toffee but unfortunately his false teeth do not!

  378. Lin Young says:

    have strict instructions I must make these but not eat

    will inform you soon!!

  379. Angela Cairns says:

    Lovely gifts, I wish I had more time!

  380. Sue Robinson says:

    I just bookmarked this recipe to give it a go tomorrow πŸ™‚

  381. lynn lewer says:

    They look great

  382. Amy Brauner says:

    Christmas at the granparents and they want me to bake treats-these are perfect!

  383. Natasha Wise says:


  384. kerry s says:

    might give these a go, sounds really easy

  385. Careen says:

    Yummy…yummy…salted caramel candies. Simple thus easy recipe. Will try out for coming family gathering. Thanks.

  386. Nicki Thomas says:

    Hi Ruth, these look great, ideal xmas pressie for my nan, she has a bit of a sweet tooth. I did try to do a post this morning but can’t see name on comments, i probably didn’t do it properly. lol x

    • Hi Nicki – I’m just moderating the comments once or twice a day so don’t worry if you don’t see it right away, if it is there I’ll just enter one into the draw so no probs x

  387. Abi says:

    Ice cube tray gives a lovely finish! x

  388. caoimhegalvin says:

    Must try these they look yum!!!!

  389. kirsty meredith says:

    Yummy and oh so tempting!

  390. denise thompson says:

    Yummm!! I cannot wait to try these

  391. Jill Ridley says:

    Hmmmm! These sound moreish!

  392. Ant says:

    Look yummy, looks easier than i would expect as well

  393. Ali says:

    Yum! Would definitely not last for 3 weeks in this house!

  394. Louise M says:

    These look absolutely delicious πŸ˜€ I surely give this recipe a try, thanks

  395. Hannah says:

    I’m buying a sugar thermometer this week, this looks like the perfect recipe to test it out on!

  396. Sarah says:

    These look great!

  397. Chris M says:

    Another yummy recipe πŸ™‚

  398. Lucy Spencer-Watkins says:

    These look soooo good, they will make great gifts if they don’t get eaten first!! yum

  399. Jennifer says:

    oooooh they look yummy – the moulds are perfect for them

  400. Heli says:

    Yum, never thought to make them in ice cube cases brilliant x x

  401. Christine Bray says:

    Fingers well & truly Crossed

  402. Emma says:

    These look amazing and seem so easy to make. Looking forward to it!!

  403. Marycarol says:

    Look gorgeous and I just love toffees!

  404. Lisa P says:

    These look delicious!! added to my “todo” list!

  405. spleenyone says:

    Definitely making these for presents!

  406. Rose MacRae says:

    Will be adding these to Christmas Sweeties box alongside your fudge and some coconut ice
    ps goodluck with the “shop”, will be placing my first order soon

  407. patsy says:

    I think these might be going in my hampers

  408. claire fawkner says:

    Wow! Tasty

  409. tracy says:

    Oh my goodness. Once my kitchen is finished being installed this is the first thing I am going to make. πŸ™‚ Keep the recipe’s coming. T x

  410. Claire Tidswell says:


  411. Kate Ward says:

    Total scrumptious!!!

  412. sue says:

    these look amazing diet wrecking though x

  413. Brenda Greaves says:

    I will be making these Thanks x

  414. Sue Slade says:

    mmmmm…every day is getting better and better πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait for day 12 πŸ™‚ x

  415. Sarah Lynch says:

    I wanted to make some Christmas presents, these sound delish!

  416. Julie Johnson says:

    Scrummy Yummy

  417. JillyMac28 says:

    Love the ice tray idea, so much easier and less dangerous than the old fashioned toffee hammer.

  418. Helen says:

    Salted Caramels – I’m not convinced, another one is chilli chocolate, I’ve not tried any of these unusual flavours, I must give them a try one day soon

  419. Belinda Matthews says:

    They look yummy

  420. Vanessa Cox says:

    I love salted caramel! I bought a few jars from France πŸ™‚

  421. Eleanor says:

    I was looking for a recipe for chewy caramels the other day and couldn’t find one, so this is perfect! They look fab πŸ™‚

  422. Ruth Garland says:

    I don’t think they’d last long enough to give out as gifts! They look amazing!!!

  423. Joanna Orr says:

    Not tried caramels before – but looks pretty straightforward! I’ll be making make fudge and coconut ice at xmas too

  424. kylie Zemanek says:

    I love salt and caramel together, salted caramel cupcakes on the agenda for this weekend

  425. Louise says:

    Mmmmm….these look delish..they wouldn’t last very long in my house…lol

  426. Alison Kirk says:

    I’ve never made sweets. These look like a fun place to start!

  427. Claire says:

    They sound amazing! Might give these a go on Christmas Eve.

  428. Alison says:

    Look scrummy and easy to make!x

  429. Caroline says:

    Oh heaven! Salted caramel my complete favorite.
    Thank you.

  430. Julie Gibson says:

    O – M – G!! How did I not know about those mini greaseproof paper rolls?! *rushes off to Lakeland website*

  431. Laura Sanderson says:

    So need to make these

  432. Suzy Macleod says:

    Ooh these would be perfect to make for my Dad for when he returns from racing across the Atlantic! Thank you.

  433. Karen Mottram says:

    You make it look so easy….mega brownie points if I can pull them off. Thanks Ruth

    Karen x

  434. Sue McGrath says:

    They look yummy, might just have to give them a try πŸ™‚

  435. hannah rachel welsh says:

    The finished product looks amazing and would make such a cute xmas present x

  436. Rachel Arnup says:

    Wow, they look really delicious! πŸ˜‰

  437. Leigh Larkin says:

    Oh you make these look so easy! I might even give them a try… πŸ™‚

  438. Holly Boyd says:

    That is awesome

  439. Ruth Tesdale says:

    It is many years since I made sweets. I will definately be making these

  440. Geegee says:

    They look amazing, can’t wait to attempt it.

  441. Debs says:

    These look superb. I’ve only ever eaten salted caramel in the Lindt chocolate bars(!) but these looks fabulous

  442. vidhya ramasubramaniam says:

    These look delicious.. Nom nom nom

  443. Donna Fleming says:

    They look delicious,another recipe on my ‘to make’ list πŸ™‚

  444. Paula Phillips says:

    I’ve never heard of these before but I may try making some soon.

  445. Robina Mushtaq says:

    Thank you for the recipe! Will certainly be making these! They look scrummy!

  446. Susie says:

    My family will love these!

  447. Ellen Smith says:

    Oh, those look so yummy! Might try making a few of these for Xmas.

  448. Janine Tye says:

    I adore salted caramel πŸ™‚

  449. Janine Tye says:

    I adore salted caramel got to give these a go! πŸ™‚

  450. Janet Robertson says:

    That sounds different, salted caramels

  451. Lynne Hodgkins says:

    I’ve never tried these but I’m going to next weekend for definate!!

  452. Solange says:

    Look’s amazing

  453. jackie says:

    One more recipe fordaughter totry x

  454. Christina says:

    Can’t wait to try these!

  455. Megan Heffer says:

    Without a doubt I am going to make these … salted caramel is my favourite thing at the moment !!! x

  456. Aimee Smith says:

    have never tried salted caramel,,,but was sold at the first ingredient “double cream” nom nom!

  457. Becky says:

    I think I’m going to have to try these….

  458. Lindsey cummins says:

    These look Gorgeous! Gunna have to try them

  459. Marie says:

    Definiteley making these!

  460. Sian S says:

    I’ll be making these for the girls in the office, we are all going for a handmade christmas this year.

  461. Sue Tylcoat says:

    Oh my! I daren’t even start to make those!

  462. Hayley scales says:

    Love your recipes!!!

  463. Natalie says:

    Ice cube trays! Never thought of using them! Def giving this a go πŸ™‚ x

  464. Lisa Fuller says:

    These sound gorgeous and are going on my ‘To Make’ list this Christmas!

  465. Helen Russell says:


  466. sarah says:

    Yummy, but my fillings don’t agree.x

  467. julie dixon says:

    fabulous idea for me to make for hampers this year – keep up the good work Ruth x

  468. Debbi says:

    Wow thamks for the recipe will be trying these soon

  469. Cheryllee Milne says:

    These look AMAZING!!! Definately a must for xmas πŸ™‚ xxx

  470. sue crowle says:

    Great Idea for pressys

  471. zoe leask says:

    yum yumminess i want one now !!

  472. Rebecca says:

    Amazing. I was looking forward to making some sweets to give as presents this Christmas. These look great.



  473. Kirsty says:

    Yum! These look great

  474. Sophie says:

    I’ve never had salted caramel, can’t wait to try them!

  475. TracieB says:

    Been thinking about making some salted caramels since eating my way through far too many the other day! Looking forward to giving these a go! Thanks Ruth πŸ™‚ x

  476. Joy says:

    I am trying salted caramel with everything at the moment. i will certainly try this out.

  477. Alison Blewett says:

    Loving all these amazing recipies and loving a week off next week to try them all πŸ˜‰

  478. Kathy Akroyd says:

    I’m going to be sooooo popular with my friends this year-homemade gifts for everyone!! heehee

  479. Gill says:

    Great idea, will be making some for friends and family

  480. Helen Cosby says:

    Another one to add to the Christmas goodies to make

  481. Victoria Andrew says:

    A little nervous of making these but will give them a go!

  482. Elaine Davies says:

    I have a feeling I could eat lots of these….

  483. Elizabeth Buttle says:

    I’ve never made these but as I’m making a home made hamper for my father this Christmas, these are a must o be included! Thank you for the recipie πŸ™‚

  484. Emma Lodge says:

    tried to make some of these recently and failed!! Would look cute in a kilner jar with ribbon

  485. Natanya says:

    Hi there, can I use a thermapen instead of a sugar thermometer?

  486. Richard says:

    Wow, I never would have thought of using ice cube trays for these. One of those ‘slap forehead’ moments cos it seems obvious to do it like that really.

  487. Jacqui Hill says:

    Oh dear, this looks one of those dangerous pop in the mouth recipes

  488. Elaine Baldwin says:

    Look yummy x

  489. Georgia McAllister says:

    They look delicious.

  490. Victoria says:

    they look amazing!

  491. Lisa Cann says:

    Def making these – love the ice cube trays

  492. Dennibel says:

    I’m definitely going to try these later today

  493. Emily B says:

    I’ve just found some heart shape trays perfect for this. Looks like I’m doing A LOT of baking this weekend. Hurrah.

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  496. These look gorgeous – Ikea have some nice silicone moulds too

  497. Toni W says:

    I always give home made goodies to my work colleagues at Christmas. These are definitely going to be going in the bags this year!

  498. Sian says:

    I’ve never made any sweets before, these look divine! I’ll have to give them a go πŸ™‚

  499. Andrea Burke says:

    I think I will give a go to these for next week’s school cake sale.
    Is there a way to avoid wrapping them and have them about 5 each per cello bag?
    + where do your trays come from, please…!

  500. Lucy Taylor says:

    mmm! who can resist? definately one to try.

  501. Tashi Harding says:

    salted caramel is so lovely,I had a salted caramel mocha at Starbucks the otherday but i’m sure it is nothing compared to these

  502. They’ll last 3 weeks? Really, will there still be any left in 3 weeks?
    Can you tell I β™₯ salted caramel =)

  503. Alice Hassett says:

    look so good

  504. Sam Jenkins says:

    I LOVE salted caramels- they wouldn’t last long in our household!

  505. Lisa Pike says:

    Salted caramels! Mmmmmmm

  506. Helen Craig says:

    Yum, going to have a shot at these

  507. Stephanie Carr says:

    I recently mad fudge for the first time so I will def be giving these a go!

  508. Carla hyland says:

    Yum you gotta love salted caramel!

  509. Raelene Jones says:

    Yummy. Why do we have to work at boring jobs when we could be baking all day. xxxx

  510. Jennifer says:

    these look delicious πŸ™‚

  511. Allie Taylor says:

    Will I have time to make these??!!! Stop with all the great ideas Ruth – you’re torturing me!!! πŸ˜‰

  512. Slowlygoingmadukmum says:

    Not a fan of toffee myself, but sounds like a Loverly gift idea

  513. diane hibble says:

    ohhh… can I have one please

  514. Adam says:

    I never remember whether to cool and then beat or beat and then cool–it makes a difference to the crystal stucture

  515. Sara Harrison says:

    caramels scare me but love the pictures so i can see what colour the sugar mix should be

  516. Michelle says:

    I tried this but without a sugar thermometer I ended up with fudge it was still nice though lol x

  517. Stella Bailey says:


  518. Julie says:

    These sounds lovely, love the ice cube tray , idea, makes for very neat little squares.

  519. Amy says:

    These look really yummy! My mouth is watering!
    Amy x

  520. Helen Rushby says:

    These are tomorrows experiment!

  521. Glenda says:

    If my husband sees these he will want to marry you!

  522. Louise Brown says:

    My sister is a dentist and she would kill me if I made these but I am going to risk it.

  523. Sez says:

    Excellent idea using the ice cube tray

  524. Gillian Greathead says:

    These are going in my Dads Christmas stocking, Caramels are his favourites,thanks for the twist. x

  525. Florence Stringer says:

    Lovely! Simple but great for a christmas gift

  526. Carrol West says:

    YuM Yum YuMmY xxx

  527. Kate Cook says:

    I discovered salty caramel last year and have never looked back… totally yum.

  528. Aly Makin says:

    Looks complicated by I’m going to give them a go!

  529. Zara Royle says:

    Stroke of genius using an ice cube tray πŸ™‚

  530. Rebecca Drake says:

    Def on my make list for presents

  531. Julia Straw says:

    These went down very well at work today

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  533. justine meyer says:

    Mmmm so tasty

  534. Jo Hughes says:

    Definitely going to try these!

  535. Claire Humphreys says:

    Can’t wait to try these!!

  536. caroline says:

    I made your fudge before which was delish so will be giving these a go x x

  537. Julie Mitchell says:

    These will make fantastic teacher presents. Usually make cranberry and white chocolate “advent” cookies – give them one for each day from when they get the present up to Christmas but have been told that they never last that long! This will be something different and we can give them enough for more than one a day!

  538. Lucy says:

    Looking forward to trying this one!

  539. Joanna says:

    soooo tempted to make these.

  540. Tania says:

    Guess what! I added tiny bits of this to vanilla ice cream and thd result is divine! Eat your hearts put Ben & Jerry!!!

  541. mel h says:

    Perfect for my Dad!

  542. Juliet Flower says:

    Yum Yum Yum.

  543. Jill says:

    I LOOOOVE salted caramel

  544. Cenders says:

    Yummy for your Tummy!

  545. Natty says:

    These look yummy

  546. Sarah Roy says:

    Love the taste of salt and sweet – reminds me of being at the seaside!

  547. Niamh Lewis says:

    Oh no! How can I resist these even if they will break my teeth?

  548. Sarah says:

    I bet these are lovely!

  549. Julia says:

    Home made sweets make an ideal gift wrapped up in pretty paper.

  550. Yum! I absolutely love Salted Caramel. One of these days I will actually gather the courage to attempt my own

  551. Liz says:

    Still not sure about salted caramel

  552. Rachael Green says:

    Amazing presnt idea- Thankyou

  553. Anna Marie says:

    This is a terrific idea for a gift. I love it.

  554. Lyn B says:

    My little girl has just discovered toffee, think she would love these!

  555. Julie says:

    Would love to try and make these!

  556. Jayne says:

    Another lovely gift

  557. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    My mouth is actually watering, can’t wait to try these.

  558. Jane Walters says:

    looks great – thanks πŸ™‚

  559. Lisa Armes says:

    Look fantastic but another one I’ll be giving a miss until my tooth is out!! Although they might do the job of taking it out instead of the Dentist.

  560. Rachel F says:

    My lovely husband bought me a sugar thermometer for my birthday…another lovely recipe to put it to use! Thank you Ruth.xx

  561. Debbie Morris says:

    I love caramels, not good on the teeth though, shall make some and give as a present!

  562. Sabrina Smith says:

    Have been looking back over the 12 days, what a selection! So many fab treats to make as gifts or for at home. I looked at your site for the first time 2 weeks ago and will definitely be checking in throughout the next year to see what else you have in store for us! Merry Christmas!

  563. Jack Hughes says:

    Merry Xmas Ruth!! Love your site has helped me with my Xmas hampers πŸ™‚

  564. Sam Maher says:

    Is there a way of doing this without a sugar thermometer? I read somewhere dropping some of the mixture into a jug of cold water and if it forms balls it’s ready?

  565. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Would make a lovely present

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  567. Michelle says:

    these look soooo good

  568. Claire says:

    A great idea for a pressie

  569. Sarah Blom says:

    Do I risk making these? Because if I do I risk eating them all! lol

  570. Megan says:

    Do you need a heavy bottom pan for these? Ive tried making them, and they popped out from the silicone trays fine, but they aren’t stay firm and just turning into a splodge! Help!

    • If its not too late Megan, get the mix back in a jug or pan and reheat it till boiling for a couple of mins in a pan (or 1 min in the microwave) and then try them again, they should set up for you with a bit of extra heat x

  571. Helen Cooke says:

    Silicon trays!! You are a genius!!

  572. Mils says:

    I made these and they are delicious! Just a quick question though – are they meant to be very soft and chewy or should they be fairly hard? Not sure I got them up to a high enough temperature before taking them off the boil!

  573. Tait says:

    I’ve just made these, nice and chewy just the way I like them,very easy and very very tasty. I love salted caramel. I only got 27 out of the mixture so I will obviously have to make them again till I get the required amount won’t I. They didn’t take very long to make either. Thank you.

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  576. Maggie Donaldson says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are divine. So much better than anything you’d ever buy. I had to give them all away just to get them out of the house before Christmas. Am making another batch tonight. I poured mine into a 20cm square baking tin, lined with parchment, and cut with a big, sharp knife when they were no longer tacky. Oiling the knife blade periodically helped. Fab recipe, thanks so much

  577. Karin groot kormelink says:

    Hi ruth.

    Can i use anything else for the golden syrup? They don’t sell that in de the netherlands.
    And what if you dont have silicone trays?


  578. Anna Marie says:

    Hi Ruth..just a quick question. Is there a way to cheat the process by making the caramel via a can of condensed milk in a pan (banoffee pie stylee) – and then simply pouring the toffee back into a pan..heating through…adding in the salt and then setting into ice cubes? I’m thinkimg of trying it tonight as want caramels but dont have all the individual ingredients. Or is the recipe totally different? Wondered if you’d ever given it a try yourself?

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