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Monday, December 7, 2020

Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetTreats week!  This is an annual event where we bloggers share delicious holiday treats with you.  Look at the list below to see what we are sharing today!

Looking for that gift that rises a bit above the rest?  Well, look no further as I show you how to make Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla!  These caramels will delight all your friends who enjoy a little nip of good bourbon on a wintery night!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Beverage Recipes
Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix by Bear & Bug Eats

Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Cherry Croissant Breakfast Bake by Making Miracles
Classic Cinnamon Rolls by The Nifty Foodie
Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake by The Redhead Baker
Spiced Pear Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Star Bread by House of Nash Eats

Candy and Fudge Recipes
3 Ingredient Old Fashioned Potato Candy by Blogghetti
Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla by Christmas Tree Lane
Chocolate Peppermint Graham Crackers by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
Spiced Sugared Pecans by Love & Confections

Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Banana Cake by Palatable Pastime
Blue Curaco Velvet Cake by Magical Ingredients
Cranberry Orange Sugar Cookie Bars by Sweet Beginnings
Egg Nog Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls by Kate's Recipe Box
Lemon Ricotta Cookies by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Peanut Butter Cut Outs by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Crusted Pecan Pie by The Mandatory Mooch
Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
Pioneer Woman’s Nantucket Cranberry Pecan Pie by For the Love of Food

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Author: Terri Steffes
Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla

Bourbon Caramels with Chocolate and Vanilla

This candy is a cut above the rest and is perfect for gift giving.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 Mininactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • flaky sea salt 


  1. Prepare your pan by coating  an 8 x 8″ baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2″ overhang on 2 sides; spray parchment.
  2. Bring sugar, corn syrup, 1/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until mixture turns a deep amber colorabout 12-14 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and whisk in sweetened condensed milk and butter (mixture will bubble vigorously) until smooth. 
  4. Fit pan with candy thermometer and return to medium-low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until thermometer registers 240F. 
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in the bourbon and kosher salt. Pour into prepared pan; let cool. 
  6. Melt chocolate wafers in the microwave in 15 second intervals.  When chocolate is melted, dip 1/2 of the carademl into the chocolate. Set on waxed paper to hardened.  Repeat with all the chocolate.
  7. Now do the same with the white chocolate bark.  
  8. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt.



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  1. A great treat and definitely a great gift. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing. I feel for you. It is crazy trying to fit all of our events onto one blog.

  3. You had me at bourbon! And with that emerald crest bowl! I love seeing Depression glass in photos.


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