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Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Basics, Desserts, Easy, Featured | 19 comments

Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramels

Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramels

Last week I made Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramel Sauce.  It was hands down the best caramel, salted or plain, that I’ve ever tasted so it just makes sense that I would want to keep going.  I made several batches and decided to make these Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramels with the sauce.  Well, they’re already gone.  They were perfect and I’m honestly thinking about going to make another batch.  I can’t resist them and it appears no one else can either.

Hazelnut Bailey's Salted Caramels

Even though I’ve been cooking/baking my entire life long, I have only been making caramel for a few years.  I didn’t know until the last year  or so that making caramel sauce into caramel candy just required a little longer cooking time.  Well, and a candy thermometer.  If you don’t have a candy thermometer, grab one next time you’re out or pop over to this page in my Amazon shop and have one sent to you.  They’re really super inexpensive and always a good thing to have on hand.  As easy as making caramel and caramel candy is, I’d never attempt it without a candy thermometer.

Hazelnut Bailey's Salted Caramel Candies

The reason a candy thermometer is crucial is that once you’ve made the caramel sauce by adding the butter and Bailey’s or cream, you’ll put it back on the stove top and heat it again until it reaches 248 degrees which is firm ball stage.  Anything less than that or more than that and you won’t have the right consistency and there’s no way to guess at it.

Hazelnut Bailey's Salted Caramel Candy

I actually let these go a hair too far and they were a slight bit harder than I had expected but they still tasted perfect!  Clearly…they’re gone.

Hazelnut Bailey's Salted Caramel Candy by My Invisible Crown

These caramels are also a perfect hostess present or new neighbor gift, too.  And just think how impressed anyone receiving these would be!  Total rock star status.

You could even go an extra step and cover these little cuties in chocolate!

Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramel Candies

Yield: 20-30 candies

Hazelnut Bailey’s Salted Caramel Candies

A delicious treat for you or a guest.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and make sure it comes up over the sides of the pan.
  2. Brush the parchment lightly with oil to keep the candy from sticking.
  3. Place your finished Hazelnut Bailey's Salted Caramel Sauce (or regular salted caramel or even plain caramel sauce) back on the stop top in the pot you prepared it in and bring to to a low boil over medium heat.
  4. Place your candy thermometer so that the tip is submerged in the caramel but not touching the bottom of the pan and so that you can also read the temperature.
  5. Boil the caramel until it just reaches 248 degrees F or firm ball stage and immediately remove it from the heat.
  6. Pour the caramel in the prepared loaf pan with parchment and refrigerate for a few hours until firm.
  7. Cut the caramels into bite size pieces, sprinkle with flaked sea salt and wrap in parchment paper by cutting 4x5 inch squares, placing a candy in the middle and twisting the ends around the candy.
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Have you ever made caramel candies before?  What’s your favorite flavor?

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19 Comments

    • Yes! You must! :) I think any flavor Bailey’s would be so good, too. Well, except the mint.

    • Thanks! Caramel anything is my favorite and Hazelnut is a close second!

  1. What a beautiful little caramels, and I love the idea of elevating them to the next level with a little Bailey’s and sea salt.

    • Thank you SO much! That’s a great compliment coming from you! :)

  2. I’m waiting for a salted caramel and chocolate swirl ice cream! I know you can hit it out of the park.

    • Thank you so much! They are! I’m making another batch today.

  3. I usually don’t have such a sweet tooth but this looks insanely irresistible!

    • They are so good and would probably never go bad (although I doubt they would stay around very long) so you could have one whenever you had a craving for something sweet. There are also really easy to make once you get the hang of it. It really is the perfect little treat!

    • Me, too! Sweet and salty or sweet and spicy are flavors I can’t resist!

  4. Yum, these sound awesome! Baileys and caramel seems like the perfect combination. I imagine this would make a great caramel sauce flavor, too!

    • Girl they were! My husband is trying to get me to make them to sell now! Not really into all that but that’s how good they are.

    • I just made a big batch and sent them to my brother and his family in Portugal and they LOVE them! And thanks for noticing! I made a little more real estate room to incorporate the Martha’s Circle badge and added a 3 column format. Not too crowded?

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