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17 Easy Caramel Candy Recipes

Say goodbye to store-bought candy treats! These easy homemade caramel candy recipes taste 10 times better. 

It’s time to add a golden touch to your baking game. 

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Think velvety, melt-in-your-mouth caramels, all made right in your own kitchen. Each recipe has simple ingredients, easy steps, and oh-so-delicious results. What’s not to love? 

With these caramel candy recipes, you’re in for a sticky, chewy, sugar-coated ride. They’re perfect for the holiday season or whenever the sweet tooth strikes.

Ready to stir up some magic? It’s caramel candy time!

1. Homemade Caramels

Let’s get the ball rolling with basic homemade caramels. 

Imagine the aroma of caramel wafting from your kitchen. Picture yourself unwrapping a piece of chewy heaven. Sounds enticing, right? That’s because it is.

Homemade caramels are a sweet dream come true. They’re easy to whip up, and boy, are they a crowd-pleaser. They make fantastic gifts, too! 

But be warned, these candies are extremely addictive. 

2. Caramel Pretzel Turtles

I mean, how cute are these turtles? They’re a cheeky spin on the classic candy. They’re made with pretzels, chewy caramels, pecans, and a coating of chocolate. They bring together the best of both worlds: sweet and salty. 

They’re the perfect companion to your favorite Christmas tunes and a mug of hot white chocolate

3. Coffee Bombs

If there’s any good thing that came out of the pandemic years, it’s the incredible food trends. One of them is coffee bombs. Remember the buzz around hot chocolate bombs? Meet their caffeinated cousin. 

Just like the hot chocolate version, these are beautiful orbs filled with flavor surprises. But here’s the twist: instead of dropping them in cocoa, you pop them into your coffee. 

They’re easy to customize, too. This recipe features caramel coffee bombs, but let your coffee-loving heart choose the flavor.

4. Caramel Pecan Clusters

These chewy, buttery treats loaded with nutty pecans are pure bliss. They’re made from basic kitchen staples including brown sugar, vanilla extract, and butter.

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The ingredients are affordable, so you can whip up a big batch without breaking the bank. Easy to make and perfect for gifting, every bite is a taste revelation. 

5. Salted Caramels

Nothing quite beats homemade salted caramels. Soft and chewy, they melt away in your mouth, but with a twist. That sprinkle of salt? It takes these caramels to a whole new level. 

You bite, chew, and taste the caramel, and then boom, the salt hits. It’s a major game-changer!

6. Dipped Caramel Pretzel Bites

Here’s another one for the sweet and salty fans! Dipped caramel pretzel bites are an irresistible mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy. 

Each bite reveals a layer of gooey caramel nestled inside a crunchy pretzel, all coated in rich chocolate. One is never enough. 

They’re deceptively simple to whip up and perfect for sharing with friends or neighbors. Trust me, these little bites will become your new go-to treat.

7. Soft Caramel Candies

Here’s another recipe for caramel candies because it’s always nice to have options. This one’s for soft caramel candies, and they’re a real treat. 

Laced with vanilla bean and sprinkled with salt, these goodies taste way better than store-bought,  

Worried about making caramel? Don’t be. Creating these chewy, creamy delights on your stovetop is a breeze. It’s a 15-minute job, and your main task is stirring. That’s it. 

8. Maple Caramels

Classic caramels get a maple twist with this tasty recipe. With just six ingredients and a sprinkle of sea salt, you’ll have a batch of chewy delights. 

These caramels are more than just candy. They’re little tokens of appreciation. They’re perfect for teacher’s gifts, neighbor presents, or a treat to enjoy anytime. 

Maple’s rich, sweet flavor elevates the traditional caramel, making every bite a bliss.

9. Chocolate Turtle Easter Eggs 

Switch up your Easter traditions with chocolate turtle Easter eggs. 

These homemade delights are fun to make and absolutely scrumptious. They’re chocolate eggs filled with a lush caramel pecan mix and topped with sprinkles. You can’t go wrong with that.

The best part? You only need four ingredients and an egg-shaped candy mold. Get cracking!

10. Apple Cider Caramels

Let’s bring fall flavors into the candy realm with soft apple cider caramels. 

These chewy caramels are infused with the zesty kick of spiced apple cider. Autumn has never tasted better! 

They’re a sweet, flavorful treat that’s extremely irresistible. One bite, and you’ll be in apple cider caramel heaven. 

11. Salted Caramel Truffles 

I’m such a sucker for salted caramel and truffles. Imagine my excitement upon discovering this recipe! 

A smooth blend of melted caramel and chocolate is rolled into perfect little spheres. They’re then dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. 

Ooey, gooey, and downright indulgent, they melt in your mouth. The rich, sweet taste, elevated by a hint of sea salt, creates a balance that’s purely sublime. 

12. Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge

Turtle fudge is a holiday sweet too good to be confined to one season. Why not enjoy it all year round? 

This fudge is decadent, layered with a generous slab of caramel. And it’s unbelievably easy to whip up. It takes less than 15 minutes.

Plus, think about the savings. Why fork out a ton of money on store-bought candy when you can create your own? 

Most of the ingredients might even be sitting in your pantry already!

13. Soft Rum Caramels

How about some adult fun? If you love a buttered rum cocktail’s warm, spiced notes, these soft rum caramels are a must-try.

They burst with that familiar sweet caramel taste but with a subtle hint of rich, buttery rum. It’s what sets them apart.

14. Microwave Caramels

These easy microwave caramels are your kitchen shortcut to sweet delight. They use one bowl and don’t require a candy thermometer.

Add a sprinkle of salt or a drizzle of chocolate for flavor twists. Wrap them up, and they’re gift-ready. 

15. Chocolate Caramel Truffles

These chocolate caramel truffles are a smooth blend of chocolate, cream, butter, and caramel.

They’re super fancy yet ridiculously simple to make. They’re perfect when you want to wow someone but don’t have the time! 

16. Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels

Caramels covered in chocolate? Yes, please! These salted chocolate-covered caramels blend soft, buttery caramel with smooth chocolate. They’re topped with a sprinkle of salt for the perfect finish. 

They’re the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth treat, and guess what? You likely have all the ingredients at home already. 

17. Caramel Fudge 

Three ingredients, endless topping options, and only 10 minutes to cook are all you need for this easy caramel fudge! 

You’ll spend about 15 minutes rolling the cooled mixture into balls. Then, have fun coating them in sprinkles, nuts, sugar, or shredded coconut. The options are endless!

17 Easy Caramel Candy Recipes

These homemade caramel candy recipes can’t be topped! Enjoy making turtles, pretzel bites, and more delicious treats!

Ingredients

  • Homemade Caramels

  • Caramel Pretzel Turtles

  • Coffee Bombs

  • Caramel Pecan Clusters

  • Salted Caramels

  • Dipped Caramel Pretzel Bites

  • Soft Caramel Candies

  • Maple Caramels

  • Chocolate Turtle Easter Eggs

  • Apple Cider Caramels

  • Salted Caramel Truffles

  • Caramel Pecan Turtle Fudge

  • Soft Rum Caramels

  • Microwave Caramels

  • Chocolate Caramel Truffles

  • Salted Chocolate Covered Caramels

  • Caramel Fudge

Instructions

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a caramel candy treat in 30 minutes or less!
Caramel Candy Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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