Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Caramels recipe

These deliciously more-ish treats will have you going back to the cupboard to sneak a piece 10 times a day. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups thickened cream
  • 2 tbsp salt flakes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Line a small square baking tin, 20cm x 20cm with baking paper and set aside.

In a nonstick pot, place all of the ingredients except for the vanilla.

Bring to the boil and stir continually for about 15 minutes or until the liquid reaches118°C on a candy thermometer. This is called "soft ball" stage.

Add the vanilla and stir in.

Pour into the tin and leave overnight. Using an oiled knife, cut into squares. Store on baking paper at room temperature.


  • These caramels have a great balance of flavour with the salt and sugar components.
  • You can give these caramels as gifts by popping them into a jar with a pretty ribbon.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

Find related recipes