Salted Habanero Caramels
September 20, 2011
The caramel boiling away. Poured into a pan. I wasn't planning on making these and didn't have wax paper on hand because I just moved, but trust me when I say the foil was a HUGE MISTAKE. After it firms up, wrangle some off of the foil, lightly salt, and roll up into a tootsie roll size. I made about 20 of these, then gave up figting with the foil. Yum! It's hard to describe the heat level on these things. They weren't THAT hot, but because you have to chew them for awhile, and the caramel gets all stuck in your teeth, they are pretty spicy by the time you are done. I put up a little warning since heat isn't what you expect biting into a candy.
In other news, I soaked and scrubbed that pan and my roommate boiled pasta the next day and it was spicy.
I can't really give you a recipe on this one since it was impromptu and random, but im sure you could follow any salted caramel recipe, just steep some habaneros in the sugar and water at a lower temp for a few hours before straining, then crank up the heat and caramelizing everything.