Have you heard the new craze for chocolates is having them topped with sea salt? What does that even taste like? It didn’t even sound appealing to me. Well, that all changed one day at a friend’s house. When she first offered me this little candy and I politely said “no thank you”. First of all, I didn’t want the calories and fat and the combo of sweet and salty didn’t interest me. She told me I would be surprised how great they were so I tried one. She was so right!
Oh my, that little candy was scrumptious. The combo of the sweet and salty was just so different and delicious. As soon as I got home that night, I started on my own “skinny” version. I needed to enjoy them without feeling guilty!
So here they are. Only 3 ingredients and so good. I used a little less chocolate to coat them and they are still amazing and oh so rich tasting. Go ahead and try this recipe and let me know what you think.
Nutritional: calories 48.3, fat 1.5 g, carbs 3.3 g, fiber 0.1 g, sugars 5 g, sodium 59 mg, protein 0.3 g, Weight Watcher PointsPlus® 1
Chocolate Covered Caramels With Sea Salt
Makes 12 candies
- 12 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
- Heaping 1/3 cup milk chocolate morsels
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp coarse sea salt
- Have a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and set aside.
- On a microwave safe plate, place the caramels in microwave for about 15 to 25 seconds, just to soften up a little. Set aside. (Do not completely melt them, you want them to keep their shape.)
- In a small microwave safe dish, melt chocolate for about 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and stir. Place back in microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again. Do this for another 10 to 15 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- With a wooden skewer or small spoon toss the caramels in the chocolate. You will have enough to coat them. Place the chocolate coated caramels on the baking sheet that you lined with wax paper and let it set. This could take about an hour or so. DO NOT put them in the fridge or freezer because the caramels will get too hard.
- After about 15 minutes sprinkle the salt over each chocolate square. Let them finish setting and enjoy!!
- Just a note… They are great for gift giving. I easily wrapped them in wax paper. You can put them in a pretty tin or gift box and it’s a wonderful homemade gift.