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Caramelized White Chocolate

Learn how to make caramelized white chocolate in this recipe tutorial!
Author: Heather Perine

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. white chocolate
  • Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 265 degrees.
  • On a silicone mat, spread your bag of white baking chips out.
  • Place your cookie sheet with your chips in the oven and set your time for 5 minutes.
  • After five minutes, stir your white chocolate.
  • Continue stirring every five minutes until the white chocolate has a caramel color to it. This can take 30-60 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

  • Choose your chocolate wisely. Here a couple things I learned while researching white gold and tinkering in the kitchen myself. The percentage of cocoa butter in your white chocolate matters. The higher the content, the more "melty" it will get. So if you are unsure as to what your cocoa butter percentage is, then just watch your chocolate concoction closely. Very closely (like every 5 minutes or so). I wanted to see if I could do this with a bag of white chocolate chips, and found it caramelized just fine.  
  • Pay Attention! This recipe is EASY, it just takes some time, and a close watch. Now this is a project that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on how much chocolate you are caramelizing and what kind of chocolate. So make sure you have blocked out a good chunk of time because you are going to have to stop every five minutes to give this mixture a good stir.
  • Don't Throw It Out. If you end up roasting it too long then take the chocolate that has seized up and warm up with a little hot cream, and then either blend or strain until smooth again. throw it in a blender. Or you can take the crunchy gold nuggets and toss them in a muffin.
Adapted from Valhrona.com