Thursday, March 23, 2023

Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorn Caramels #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Soft, Chewy Caramels sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and Pink Peppercorns make a great hostess gift when given in a crystal bowl or can be wrapped individually for easy distribution on Easter Sunday.


We are celebrating Day 4 of Spring Sweets Week!!
Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa's ProduceAnolonTaylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. 

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Caramels with sponsor products

Today I am featuring Fleur de Sel and Pink Peppercorns from Selefina Spices.  Selefina has small batch spices that are shipped directly to your home saving you having to hunt down quality spices that you need for your recipes.  They also offer small batch quantities so that you can sample the spice and see if you need to buy a larger container.  That is huge to me as I cannot tell you how many expensive jars of spices I have bought only to have them time out on freshness before I can use all of it.

Ground spices generally lose their freshness after only 6 months, however whole spices like this salt and pepper combination can last for up to 5 years.


These Caramels are soft and chewy.  They need to be refrigerated before cutting into pieces and then should be stored in the refrigerator until about 15 minutes before eating.  

The addition of the Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorns is a game changer!!!  I loved seeing the expressions on people's faces when they popped one in their mouth and got a flavor they weren't expecting.  So Good!!!!

Let's take a look at what the others are sharing today.......

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Caramel pin

Don't forget to look underneath my recipe for these amazing caramels to find the raffle to enter for some awesome prizes from our sponsors.

Desserts, Snacks, Candy, Caramels
Desserts, Snacks
Yield: 45 caramels
Author: Wendy Klik
Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorn Caramels

Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorn Caramels

Soft, Chewy Caramels sprinkled with Fleur de Sel and Pink Peppercorns make a great hostess gift when given in a crystal bowl or can be wrapped individually for easy distribution on Easter Sunday.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 5 M


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Freshly ground Sea Salt and Pink Peppercorns


  1. Place butter, sugar, and corn syrup into a large heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat. Cook and stir until the mixture starts to boil and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Very slowly, whisk in the can of milk, stirring constantly while maintaining a constant boil.
  3. Keep cooking and stirring until the mixture changes color and reaches a temperature of 245* on a candy thermometer or the firm ball stage if dropped into ice water. This takes a lot of time and patience but it is worth it.
  4. Once the mixture has reached 245* remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the caramel into a 9" square pan that has been covered in parchment. Refrigerate until cooled and semi hard.
  6. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and freshly ground pink peppercorns. Score with a sharp knife into 45 even pieces and return to the refrigerator to harden.
  7. Once hardened, cut into pieces and place into a serving dish, separating layers with parchment paper, or roll into tootsie rolls shapes and wrap in parchment. Return to the refrigerator until 15 minutes before serving.


Adapted from a recipe found at Tastes Better From Scratch

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

2.68 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.65 g

Carbs (grams)

15.47 g

Fiber (grams)

0 g

Net carbs

15.47 g

Sugar (grams)

15.49 g

Protein (grams)

0.56 g

Sodium (milligrams)

33.6 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

7.68 mg
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