This season it seems everywhere I look, I see chocolate topped with sea salt, caramel made with fleur de sel, or salted candies of some kind. And it tastes so good; that combination of salt, sugar and chocolate! I looked through our holiday recipes, and found a really easy sea salt, chocolate and caramel version using Toll House morsels. It looked easy enough for a kid.
So I enlisted the help of a very savvy 9 year-old in the kitchen. And I was right. My Little Assistant followed the directions, melted chocolate, dipped caramels and consulted on salt-chocolate flavor combinations. We ended up with 3 kinds: dark & mint chocolate with black lava sea salt, semi-sweet chocolate with Hawaiian clay sea salt and cinnamon, and semi-sweet chocolate with bamboo sea salt and lemon zest.
They were all delicious, but the ones with lemon zest added a lovely citrus twang, and reminded me of summer. So they were my faves (shown above).
Another great gifting idea (and another way to enjoy lemon during the winter) is these chocolate-dipped lemon cookies, shown above.
- Chocolate Dipped Caramels with Sea Salt
- Premier White Lemon Cookies
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More holiday gifting recipe ideas:
Easy Chocolate-Dipped Ginger Cookies
Oatmeal-Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar