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Salted Maple Bourbon Caramels Recipe

Add adventure to homemade caramels! Salted maple bourbon caramels are great for holiday parties or a simple candy jar that sits atop your counter.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 75
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 5 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt plus some for sprinkling


  • Line a 9x13 dish with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the butter, sugars, corn syrup, evaporated milk, heavy whipping cream and maple syrup in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reads 243 degrees F.
  • Immediately remove pan from heat and stir in the bourbon and 1 tablespoon of sea salt (WARNING: mixture will bubble vigorously, so be prepared!).
  • Pour the caramel into the prepared baking dish and allow mixture to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional sea salt and cut into small squares. Wrap individually in wax paper.


  • A high-quality candy thermometer is a necessity for this recipe. A Thermapen works AMAZING! <----affiliate link
  • Prep the parchment in the baking dish before you start cooking the caramels and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Just before the caramels reach their optimal temp, heat the bourbon for 30 seconds in the micro.
  • Use wax paper for wrapping caramels.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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