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Spiced Chocolate Caramels

  • SERVINGS: 64 caramels
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 1 tablespoon canola or other flavorless vegetable oil
  2. 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  3. 1 1/4 cups honey
  4. 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  8. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  12. 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  13. Pinch of ground cardamom
  1. Line an 8-inch-square metal baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the sides of the pan. Thoroughly coat the foil with the canola oil.
  2. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine the cream, honey, chocolate, granulated sugar and brown sugar and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Using a pastry brush dipped in warm water, brush down the side of the pan a couple of times to prevent crystallization.
  3. Raise the heat to moderately high and place a candy thermometer in the pan. Continue to cook the syrup, stirring constantly, until the temperature registers about 254°, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly stir in the butter, vanilla, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground allspice, freshly grated nutmeg and ground cardamom. Pour the caramel into the prepared pan and let cool to room temperature rack, at least 2 hours.
  5. Use the ends of the foil to lift the caramel from the pan. Peel the foil off the back of the caramel. Coat the blade of a chef's knife with oil. Cut the caramel into 8 equal strips, then cut each strip into 8 pieces. Arrange the caramels, without touching one another, between sheets of wax paper, or wrap them individually in wax paper.
Make Ahead Store the caramels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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