chocolate caramels

Raspberry Chocolate Covered Chocolate Caramels

Chocolate caramels are delicious on their own, but are transformed into a decadent Valentine treat when enrobed in sweet raspberry dark chocolate.

Yields: approximately 64 caramels
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 10½ oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • Raspberry Chocolate Melts
  • Sprinkles to decorate
  1. Line an 8x8 inch square cake pan by criss-crossing two sheets of parchment paper, being sure to cover all sides. Spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a 1-quart heavy saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate. Let stand one minute then stir until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a 5-quart heavy saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, water and salt to a boil over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Without stirring, continue to boil uncovered for about ten minutes until sugar becomes a golden brown. Occasionally swirl pot so that sugar does not burn to the bottom.
  4. Add chocolate to sugar keeping in mind that the mixture will bubble vigorously.
  5. Stir continuously over medium heat for about 15 minutes until candy thermometer registers 255 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Add butter, stir until completely melted and smooth. Immediately pour into prepared pan and allow to set for at least two hours.
  7. Remove caramels from pan and cut into one inch squares. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  1. Melt candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Dip caramels into chocolate, tap off excess and transfer to parchment paper to set.
  3. If desired, add sprinkle to the top of each caramel immediately after dipping and before the chocolate sets.

Raspberry Chocolate Covered Chocolate Caramels
Wilton has a limited edition dark cocoa raspberry candy melt. If unavailable, raspberry candy flavoring can be added to dark chocolate melts.

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Raspberry Chocolate Covered Chocolate Caramels