- 48 (10.8 ounces) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cups whole milk, divided
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 5 large egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Chocolate fudge sauce, for topping
- Flakey salt for garnish
Combine caramels and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave mixture in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until caramels begin to melt, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add cream and salt, and continue to stir until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside.
Whisk 1/2 cup milk, cornstarch and egg yolks together in a medium saucepan, off heat, until smooth. Whisk in remaining milk and caramel sauce until combined. Simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the caramel mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and whisk in butter and vanilla. Strain caramel mixture into pitcher or measuring cup with a spout.
Pour 1/2 cup of the caramel mixture into heat-proof glasses. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Top each chilled pudding with 2 tablespoons of chocolate fudge sauce. Garnish with flakey salt, and serve.
Makes: approx. 6 servings/pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Ready in: 2 hours 23 minutes (including chilling time)