ALL-AMERICAN SEA SALT CARAMELS

Ahhh, sweet and salty..it gets me every time!! I bought a bag of the patriotic M&M's and thought "Hey, I need to make a little bite sized candy outta these for the 4th!" Thus, these sea salt, white chocolate and caramel covered cashew babies were born!! 
Yum

They just look so festive and would make a great gift or fun treat to take to your 4th get together.
They also freeze really well, which is what I did with half the batch and then I'll get them out about an hour before treat time on the 4th.

What you'll need

ALL AMERICAN SEA SALT CARAMELS

INGREDIENTS
1 (8.5 oz) can Salted whole Cashews (I like Planters)
1 (110z) bag Kraft Caramel Bits
8 ozs white Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
Course Sea Salt to sprinkle on candies
Red, White and Blue M&M's

DIRECTIONS
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place clusters of the cashews (about 6-8) of the cashews about 2 inches apart on the parchment and set aside. In a microwave safe medium to large mixing bowl, place the caramel bits and cream, microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue to microwave and stir at 30 sec. Intervals for about 3 minutes until caramel bits are smooth and melted. Spoon 2 teaspoons on each cashew cluster. In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate or per pkg instructions in the microwave. Spoon a heaping teaspoon onto each caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. After about 30 minutes, lightly place a few M&M's on each caramel and refrigerate a couple hours until firm. The can be refrigerated for a couple weeks or frozen for up to 3 months. 



The nuts clustered with the caramel spooned on top, cooling while I melted the chocolate

 With the chocolate

So cute with the festive M&M's added
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39 comments:

  1. I think the kids and I should make these. Caramel is my most favorite so I don't think the kids and I should make these I know the kids and I should make these! Oh and I am going to share this on my FB page today too ;) xo babe!

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  2. If I weren't cutting out sweets, I would make these this week! They look so easy!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. Oh dear...these look like something I couldn't stop eating!!! So tasty I'm sure!!!

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  4. YUM! These are too cute and festive, my husband would love these <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. You're bringing these to our 4th of July party, right?! xoxo

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  6. These look so yummy, Andrea! And I love that you added the red, white and blue M&M's for a patriotic spin. Looks pretty easy too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  7. SO yum and perfect for the 4th! Thanks for sharing this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. So cute! I love festive treats!!! :)

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  9. These sound delicious! I love that you can freeze them, too!

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  10. These look and sound amazing! I cannot wait to try them!

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  11. These look so delicious and so easy to make too! I'm a huge fan of anything that has sea salt and caramel in the title, so I'd love to make these!

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  12. Oh my goodness, get in my belly!!!!! Caramel and m&ms???? I am sold!

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  13. Girl you get me every. single. time. I love white chocolate and sea salt caramel anything and these are just too cute not to want to make. Love this! Hope you're having a great week gorgeous! XO -Kim

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  14. Oh my heavens, you've outdid yourself on these! These look amazing! Adding these ingredients to my grocery list! :)

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  15. Oh my, they look so festive and yummy. My favorite combo.

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  16. Yum! These look so delish and festive! :)
    http://lifestylefinesse.com/wise/

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  17. Oooooh, yum! I love sweet and salty too! These look delicious and so darn festive too.

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  18. I love using those Kraft caramel bits. These look heavenly. Pinning.
    Bev

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  19. Why thank you Andrea I WILL be making these this weekend, they look amazing!!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  20. Holy YUM, how cute and festive! You're so creative friend, thanks for sharing this tastiness with us!

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  21. Those sound delicious and so cute for 4th of July celebrations. I love the addition of caramel. Yum!

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  22. These look amazing! They are so cute and festive too! I'm definitely going to have to make these!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  23. I'm a sucker for sweet and salty treats, and these look so tasty!

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  24. Did you just think these up? Seriously, so cute! And I do love some sweet and salty combined!

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  25. I really should not be looking and reading this! I am getting Hooked on caramel and sea salt. Buying lots of Tony Chocolony!

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  26. I really should not be looking and reading this! I am getting Hooked on caramel and sea salt. Buying lots of Tony Chocolony!

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  27. These look delicious! I love caramel and sea salt.

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  28. Yum, I could probably eat all of those if you asked me to :)

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  29. Yum - those sound amazing! Pinning to try for my family! :)

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  30. Oh you are such a tease! =-) These tasty treats look awesome...I'm wild about caramels AND cashews. YUUUMMMMM! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!

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  31. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #WonderfulWednesday for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Stumbled as a bonus today!

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  32. Those look so delicious!! I had to pin this! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Oh my, these look incredible! Would love for you to share these at the Celebrate the USA Link Party open thru July 4th. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle and pinning to share :)
    ~Laurie

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  34. it's super cute! For sure kids (and adults) will devour it :)

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  35. I have been eating those little caramel things in plain Greek yogurt - kind of like ice cream with sprinkles but not as sweet. These caramels look divine. How in the world do you maintain such an incredible figure while cooking up goodies like this. I want your exercise plan, diet or metabolism!!!

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  36. How fun are these!! Hope you had a happy 4th & Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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  37. These sound yummy and so easy! Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It - hope to see you back tomorrow to party!

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  38. I definitely appreciate your blog. Excellent work!
    Gourmet sea salt

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