Indulge in the decadent combination of sweet caramel and rich chocolate with this chocolate-covered caramels recipe. Perfect for special occasions or a sweet treat any day of the week, these homemade candies are sure to impress your friends and family. With a perfect balance of sweetness and richness, these caramels are an irresistible delight for any chocolate lover!

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, butter, cream, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 248°F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into a greased 8×8-inch pan and allow to cool and set.
  3. Cut the caramel into small squares and shape into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the chopped chocolate with vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  5. Dip each caramel ball into the melted chocolate using a fork, tapping off the excess. Place back on the parchment paper to set.
  6. Let the chocolate-covered caramels set at room temperature or in the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 250 || Carbohydrates: 30g || Fat: 14g || Protein: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of sweet caramel and rich chocolate is simply irresistible.
  2. Making homemade chocolates is a fun and rewarding activity.
  3. You can customize the caramels with different toppings or fillings for variety.
  4. These chocolate-covered caramels make a great gift for special occasions.
  5. The recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious results every time.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid stirring the caramel too vigorously to prevent crystallization.
  2. Be careful when working with hot sugar to avoid burns.
  3. Ensure the caramel has cooled and set before shaping into balls to avoid a sticky mess.
  4. Make sure the chocolate is completely melted and smooth before dipping the caramels.
  5. Handle the chocolate-covered caramels gently to prevent them from falling apart.

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