Salted Beer Caramels

Chef: Becky's Blissful Bakery via Craftbeer.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bottle of Sawtooth Ale
  • Sea salt
  • Optional garnish: pretzels

Instructions:

Melt butter and brown sugar together in medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add beer, syrup then milk while stirring constantly. Cook caramels to 240°F. Do not stop stirring once milk is added or caramels will scorch. Once you reach 240°F, take mixture off of heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture into 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle sea salt on top of hot caramels. Let caramels set until firm enough to cut. Optional: lay pretzels on top of warm caramels for an added salty crunch.