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Gingerbread Spiced Caramels

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These buttery gingerbread caramels are a delight to eat and easy to make.
Ingredients
  Whipping cream 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), diced
  Dark molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1 Dash (for sprinkling) (Optional)
  Non stick vegetable cooking spray 4 Dash, divided
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Lightly coat a 17"x12" jelly-roll pan with non-stick vegetable spray. Line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the short sides. Spray paper with vegetable spray; set aside.

MAKING
2. In a large pot over high heat, bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, butter and molasses to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches the firm-ball stage, or 244 to 249 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 20 minutes.
3. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, salt and spices. Immediately pour onto prepared pan, without scraping the pot. Let it sit, uncovered at room temperature for 24 hours.

FINALIZING
4. Spray a large cutting board with non-stick vegetable spray. Lifting caramels by the edges of paper turn caramels onto cutting board. Use a sharp knife to loosen paper; peel off paper. Cut into 1-1/2" x 1" pieces. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.

SERVING
5. Serve caramel cubes for desserts.

Things You Will Need
Parchment Paper
17X12 Jelly Roll Pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 854 Calories from Fat 342

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.9%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 140.7 mg46.9%

Sodium 188.5 mg7.9%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.36 g1.4%

Sugars 93.4 g

Protein 0.19 g0.38%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C 0.22%

Calcium 13.2% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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