It was seriously amazing! These turned out great, thank you!! Ingredients. What did I do wrong? I know that it got to the right temperature, because I used a candy thermometer. ), then I want to be well versed in all things food. I made these twice now. In a large pot, combine the sugar, cream of tartar and water and set over low heat to caramelize. Can this be put in an oven if we don’t have a thermometer. I cooked the sugar mixture probably more slowly than need be so it took forever, but I did not experience any burning issues like so many others. Now you don’t have to go without your caramel any longer. Maybe add a small pat of butter to even it out. ✔️ Made homemade krembos 99 ($1.43/Ounce) Cardamom and pistachios sound so amazing!! So I stopped at 340. any thoughts on if this might work? Can you freeze? Thank you for doing all the legwork and devising this wonderful recipe. It’s not made in the oven, you need to do it on the stovetop. And since the caramel making process was a journey in itself (it took three tries to get it right), I decided it deserved a dedicated post. Instead, I was working on a special PECAN TURTLE recipe for next week’s blogoversary post, and when I posted pics of the caramel making process, everyone went gaga with requests. IF your caramel is burning at 300 degrees, it might be worth considering that the pot is not at 300 degrees, just the mixture. wonderful caramels yummy i used 1/2 cup of light karo corn syrup and 1/2 cup of british lyles golden cane syrup made it very dark but so yummy ty for the recipe ill never buy caramels from the store ever again. I have made these caramels countless times, and many readers have made them sucessfully as well. ✔️ Make kimchi Yes, caramel burns! They came out great. Real real bad! I am so excited to announce that my mom and I made these today and they turned out absolutely perfect! Boil some water and see of it is accurate. To make this healthier, vegan and corn syrup free, I decided to stick to my all time favourite caramel recipe of just mixing maple syrup… I also found not to substitute a 1:1 ratio of table salt for the crushed sea salt as it became slightly too salty. Thank you! We are serious caramel corn fanatics around here. Also, when I tip the hot syrup toward the thermometer I get a better reading, which I wasn’t doing before. It is also much cheaper than buying expensive healthy sweeteners such … If you read the comments above, you’ll see that it did work for some and not others. 350 is way too high a temp for this recipe. Thank you for show much for sharing the yield on this. Thank you so much for this recipe!! It means you don’t say “I don’t do pastry” or “Smoking is not my thing”. Continue cooking the sugar without stirring, brushing down the sides of pot if crystals form. BUT once cooled, the caramels were very soft and did not hold together. 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Recently hubby and I have been trying to cut out refined sugars, so that means I had to figure out a way to make homemade caramels without corn syrup if I wanted to be able to have a sweet treat at home. and I don’t feel qualified enough to answer your question. I wanted to try making a coffe-flavored version… my husband’s favorite. The only ting I had trouble with was cutting the caramel as it was very tough to work with. I’ve made caramel in the past with corn syrup but I decided to try out this recipe today with a couple of tweaks and thought I would share my results. Cook without stirring until it reaches 240 degrees F (soft ball stage). Maybe I went too slow? But the water drop test can in some cases be more reliable as altitude can in some cases mess with the exact temp, from what I hear. I would imaging that lemon juice can also be used, but probably a tablespoon (that’s just a guess) or so would be needed. Caramel is so fickle, it was hard to know if it was my recipe, or it was caramel being caramel! In my opinion, this recipe was very easy and fun to do! s’mores toffee bark Fwiw, I am high altitude (over a mile above sea level) and did not tweak this recipe, turned out fantastic! With any candy-making, it helps to have a candy-thermometer -- but for caramels, a candy thermometer really comes in handy as there is about a 20 minute cooking time where you don’t stir. Rich, smooth, and sweet with a hint of savory, this creamy caramel sauce is the perfect topping for dairy-free desserts. Can’t wait to try this. The caramel will begin cooling down so return the pot to the stove and boil until the mixture reaches 248 degrees F, around 1 minute. ✔️ Experiment with flavored sugars and salts Grease an 8x8" pan. 2. I used room temp. ✔️ Bake with kataifi. Dec 31, 2018 - Today’s new candy for VeganMoFo is Vegan Salted Caramels. Thanks for a great recipe! Finally, I also calibrated my candy thermometer by boiling water and seeing how far my thermometer is off (due to altitude and perhaps my thermometer not being spot on accurate). They tasted burned. I don’t have a candy thermometer, I just went by colour and smell AND I swapped the cream of tartar with a little lemon juice. it’s definitely an intimidating process, much more so than if you were using corn syrup (because in essence, you are making your own). BTW, you can skip the chocolate altogether and just eat the caramels if you prefer as the original recipe that inspired me . Raise the heat to medium-high and bring the syrup to a boil, whisking until bubbles begin to form, then stop stirring. The only thing I might be concerned about is that the creme fraiche might be a bit too acidic, but the only way to know for sure is to try. Thank you again!! Jan 2, 2016 - Today’s new candy for VeganMoFo is Vegan Salted Caramels. I added the cream and butter just fine, but as I stirred it the caramel gradually built up crystals in the liquid and all over the bottom of the pan. First- I only managed to get the temperature up to 340° before it started to burn (so it was very slightly burnt tasting). And for those who asked. I’m happy to say that as of this writing, I’ve already made homemade pita, and obviously I’ve mastered the art of homemade caramel! Is it possible to make these without a thermometer? The truth is, this dedicated caramel post was never supposed to happen. #thirdtimesacharm. But, yes, 350 is correct and yes, it was a sloooooow process. I think adding a bit more butter might help. 1/8 tsp salt If you want to make a firmer caramel, you definitely need to heat it to a higher temperature. It looks like your recipe is made using granulated sugar can I substitute with Raw Sugar? Bring to a boil over medium low heat. I followed the instructions for the last cooking step and took it off the heat when it reached 248 degrees, however, the caramels never really set up properly. 1. Let it do it’s thing, even if it takes a long time. Caramels has always been one of my absolutely favorite candies. Caramel is so fickle! ✔️ Made bread bowls for soup It’s a slow process. Good luck! Vegan Caramels recipe. Corn Syrup-Free, might I add… I’m not one for being the most healthy. The other element that can affect your result, is altitude. Although for coffee flavor, I would add grounds instead of extract! Hi Renee! It is a vegan honey just made from apples. About how many pieces do you say this recipe makes? I’m so happy they worked out for you! Do you know why this would happen? I was a total goof and poured in a rectangular baking dish. Putting them in the freezer is a great idea. Thanks for this recipe! Th recipe says “stop stirring.” That’s when your pan can heat up and burn your mixture. We are close to sea level. But I would like to use preserves in my next batch. I’m so happy to hear that! They are delicious! So, I think it definitely would have worked with the dairy free ingredients if it weren’t burnt and over-salted. Next time I am thinking of adding instant coffee powder at the end as I love the flavor .Do you think it would be OK?Thanks a million . But I had the time and they turned out very nicely. You don’t want it to burn. Even I wasn’t that lucky! Wrap in precut wax paper and store in fridge. Greatly appreciate your clear and easy-to-follow directions. I’m on the hunt for a good vegan alternative to make for friends, I might try this recipe with coconut cream and coconut oil…wish me luck! My daughter an I make Turtles every year at Christmas. Now for 2016, some of my foodie resolutions included: ✔️ Learn to smoke meats This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you for taking the time to figure this out. I haven’t tried these yet, but am so excited to make them! Heat the cream and let the cream get infused with the flavors of the vanilla pod. Add the light organic corn syrup and full fat coconut milk. When the sugar dissolves, clip an instant-read thermometer to the side of the pan so that the heat sensor is immersed in the sugar (it must be immersed or it will not read the temperature correctly!). I mean, I try my best to maintain a reasonably sensible diet but there are days where all I want to eat are potato chips and beer. Thanks Terry!! Sorry but you will definitely need to use heavy cream for this recipe. For now, we’re using it to dip apples in. I was wondering if adding another extract to the recipe would compromise the end result? I mean, I try my best to maintain a reasonably sensible diet but there are days where all I want to eat are potato chips and beer. Hey, can I use milk instead of heavy cream? Heat over medium low, stirring constantly for 2½-3 minutes until mixture is just warm and any coconut milk clumps are dissolved.Remove from heat and set aside. This recipe is how to make caramels that are soft, chewy and perfectly melt away in your mouth. I then left it in the fridge for two nights as I didn’t have time to make the caramels that night. Hey Mags, to be honest, this blog post was my first try at caramels (and took me three tries to perfect it!) Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes. No corn syrup. So, here is how you make some amazing chocolate covered vegan salted caramels. Would I be able to substitute creme fraiche for the heavy cream, or would you lose the chemical properties of using a liquid cream? We have finally perfected Joy of Cooking’s Vanella Caramels. The whole batch of cream had clotted to a spreadable cheese consistency. Hi, follow up! Is this a hard Carmel or a soft one? After my second batch burnt though, I was feel frustrated and almost ready to give up. I was at the point of waiting until 350 and it started smelling burned. Pour onto parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan (or your choice, depending how thick you want your caramels to be). And I do. It took a while to find the whipping cream as well, but we finally located that as well. They turned out wonderfully! I have nevermade candy or carmels so this danger wasnt in forefront of my mind and should have been.OUCH. All-natural sugar of your choice. But I have a cream separator now, and just made these again, and both my kids and I have been enjoying them yet again. Stoves differ, but patience is the only key. 1/3 cup heavy cream, room temperature Ingredients: 2.5 cups of coconut cream. Maybe check your thermometer. I am sure the altitude makes a difference, and I live in New York, so perhaps do some research and see if you can find anything online. It means you experiment with cooking techniques and ingredients and you’re never satisfied with the status quo. We get a nice firmness at about 230°. I used heavy cream that I separated from milk I pasteurized and the separated with my cream separator. The secret ingredient in these soft caramels is coconut nectar, which inhibits the sugar from re-crystalizing before we want it to, without using corn syrup or glucose syrup. i've been testing vegan caramels with mimiccreme, earth balance, corn syrup, brown rice syrup, etc. I think adding a bit more butter might help with thickening. and if so, where in the process would I add that? Never had this issue. Oh thank goodness Killian! It is technically possible to use the water drop test if you do not have a thermometer. These vegan caramels are ooey and gooey, have the slightest hint of cardamon, and are guaranteed to please. This corn-syrup-free candy delicious and fun! It was the first time that I attempted to make caramel (to coat apples) and I followed the recipe exactly as you said (and was anxious and nervous the whole time), but it turned out great. And I do. Stay tuned for a special blogoversary post next week featuring this caramel! Followed the recipe to a T. They are too soft – like they didn’t set up enough. I haven’t tested them with coconut milk so I can’t say for sure that it would work. Hi Eric, I’m so sorry to hear that you burned through three batches of caramel, that must be seriously upsetting! Brown sugar makes an excellent caramel in recipes without corn syrup. I know that once happened to me too when I made them and I just kept them in the freezer to hold their shape. Or is this just the way these are supposed to be? But I persevered and boy was it worth it! Made these exactly as published and they were amazing. Great recipe.Made a few changes – used lemon juice instead I was really passionate about coming up with a recipe that has no corn syrup because it’s so hard to find! This homemade caramel candy is so delicious and you'll be surprised at how easy they really are to make! It is extremely reliable. I know this is a soft chewy caramel but if I wanted it harder will the temperature need to be higher than 350? Very happy!! My friend Lorrine said as I described to her my new fascination with making homemade candy without corn syrup. I like a slightly firmer caramel too, and just used this method yesterday to increase the texture of the caramel I was making. Pour the caramel into the parchment-lined dish and knock the pan against the counter to remove air bubbles. ✔️ Created my own blend of dukkah It took less than an hour to make and cooled very quickly. The only way to know for sure is to try! I made these without cream of tartar and with 2% milk and it turned out perfect!!! Three burned batches. 1 tsp vanilla Sep 11, 2017 - Today’s new candy for VeganMoFo is Vegan Salted Caramels. Read through all the comments and still have no idea what I did wrong. Considering the low price of a thermometer, it is best to have one. I am a local Artisan caramel maker out of Idaho and I was only taught to use the water drop test. If I could make it work, I'd love to not use corn syrup anymore, but I'm also not willing to give up quality. I made a batch of there over the weekend. Great recipe!! If you’d like to check the firmness, fill a small bowl with cold water and drip a bit of the candy into the center of the bowl. Over the past few months, I’ve been taking this commitment to heart, and I’m happy to say I’ve mastered these things in 2015: ✔️ made my own sourdough bread Hi Joan, I haven’t really played around with this recipe too much so I can’t recommend based on experience. i want to do the dry method - take the rice syrup and sugar up to about 293-300F, add the coconut cream and cook to about 250-255F. Unfortunately, mine turned out gritty and crystallized. I have made this three times and it is the best caramel I have ever eaten. Thanks. I gave it a try and after a few tweaks on the proportion of sugar-to-coconut milk, was delighted with the results! will a meat thermometer work? You should drip enough to make a large marble. A little intimidated about bringing it to 350°, removing it, then returning it (gasp) to heat, but I’m taking your word for it! I tried this recipe and followed directions carefully. Hi Natalie! Be careful because the mixture will sputter and foam at this point. NOTE: If you store the caramel in an airtight container to use later (for turtles, cookies etc), you will need to place it in a bowl of boiling water to warm before pouring. I think I kept the amount the same, but I might have doubled the citric acid to be sure. 1 Lemon, juice of wedge. I am curious if altitude was an issue here. ✔️ Make egg yolk ravioli I made your caramel….Delicious!! Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing this recipe, as was looking for one without the corn syrup and yours is fantastic!!! I burned roof of my mouth due to habit of tasting food for seasoning. my guess is substitute in place of the vanilla? It still turned out great, thanks to your amazing recipe!!:). It adds great texture and amazing coffee flavor. Vegan Salted Caramels (Corn Syrup-Free) - Fork and Beans ... Homemade Caramels Without Corn Syrup are pretty easy to make and super tasty. Sometimes we can’t point out the exact factor that causes a recipe flop. 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