Homemade Caramel Candy (with Clotted Cream)

5 from 10 votes
Chewy caramel candy is usually delicious, but if you add clotted cream, my Homemade Caramel Candy recipe (with Clotted Cream) gets taken to the next level!
Clotted Cream Caramels

Hi Bold Bakers!

As if caramel candy wasn’t good enough, I went ahead and made it extra Big and Bold by adding in my Homemade Clotted Cream! We all know and love caramel candy for its golden brown color, warm caramelized flavor, and chew. This Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream has all of that and then some! By using clotted cream in place of regular you get an unmistakably rich caramel candy.

How Do I Make Clotted Cream?

I specially created this recipe to utilize one of my all-time favorite Bold Baking Basic recipes, Homemade Clotted Cream. While Clotted Cream is really common in the UK, it can be hard to find in other countries.

It’s such a lovely rich addition any dessert or tea time spread I wanted to create a way for all you bakers to try Homemade Clotted Cream no matter where you live.

Homemade clotted cream caramels stacked for presentation.

My Clotted Cream Caramels Are Very Sticky, What Happened?

Making a caramel-based fudge can be tricky as you are really looking for the right balance between chewy and soft. With this recipe, you never have to worry if the caramels are too sticky!

The clotted cream and golden syrup help to keep the caramels nice and smooth and never too sticky! If you ever have any question about the texture of your Caramel Candy, I highly suggest you do the “soft ball” test I explain in the instructions of the recipe.

What Does Clotted Cream Add To Caramels?

The addition of clotted cream adds so much extra richness and depth of flavor. Clotted cream is essentially cream reduced down into a rich spread. By adding the thicker clotted cream into the caramels instead of regular liquid cream you get a thicker, chewier texture. After taking one bite you will find these Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream to be the richest candy you have ever made.

The chewy texture of homemade caramel candy.

How Do I Store Clotted Cream Caramels?

My Homemade Caramel Candies made with Clotted Cream can be wrapped up and stored, or given as gifts. For me, they are a perfect little afternoon treat!

How Long Will They Last?

They will last covered and stored for up to 4 weeks.

Tips and Tricks to Making Homemade Caramel Candy with Clotted Cream:

  • You can use store-bought or homemade clotted cream
  • You can top your caramel with nuts for extra texture and flavor
  • Top with flake salt for a salted caramel variation
  • If you cannot find golden syrup, you can replace it with maple syrup, or dark corn syrup

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Homemade Caramel Candy Recipe (with Clotted Cream)

5 from 10 votes
Chewy caramel candy is usually delicious, but if you add clotted cream, my Homemade Caramel Candy recipe (with Clotted Cream) gets taken to the next level!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Chewy caramel candy is usually delicious, but if you add clotted cream, my Homemade Caramel Candy recipe (with Clotted Cream) gets taken to the next level!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 people


  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) white sugar
  • 2/3 cup (4oz/115g) brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons (3 1/2 oz/100g) golden syrup
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) clotted cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Butter and line an 8x8 inch square tin with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add all of the ingredients. 
  • Over medium-low heat, stir until the sugars dissolve.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mix to a simmer for roughly 3 minutes. You can see if the fudge is ready by dropping a little into a cup of cold water. If a soft ball is formed, it is ready. (If you have a candy thermometer until the temperature reaches 116 °C / 240 °F) 
  • Remove from the heat and beat until the mixture becomes thick, around 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour into the tin and leave for 30 minutes. Mark into squares with a knife and leave until set. Cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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Linda Sexton
Linda Sexton
5 months ago

I would like to make these but wish there were a video to follow!
9 months ago

I made these and they are delicious. When I first let them set they were too soft so I put them back on the cooker and made sure it reached 116degrees and they turned out perfect. Will definitely make them again. Thanks Gemma.

11 months ago

Great recipe!I had to change few things as didn’t have brown sugar so I used white and no clotted cream or much time to make it and substituted with heavy double but still turned out delicious!Made them in chocolate candy silicone trays as it is more fun.Thanks for the recipe!

1 year ago

When your recipe calls for brown sugar and looking at the photos I assume it’s light brown sugar? Now way dark brown sugar if used would be that light brown colour!?

1 year ago

What can I use instead of clotted cream? Butter or cooking cream?

Tanvi L
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! Can you make caramel candy out of already made caramel sauce? Thanks!

2 years ago

Hi, Gemma! Do you have a recipe that doesn’t require clotted cream? I can’t find any clotted cream in my country and all the cream here is UHT whipping cream so I can’t make my homemade clotted cream. Thanks

2 years ago

I really enjoyed making these caramels using my homemade clotted cream. Thank you ????

2 years ago

I absolutely love the way you find a straightforward, simple and delicious means of making favorite recipes. Your Clotted Cream Caramels are a good example of this. I hope to try this soon. I remember the trepidation of the cooks in my family over making caramel but this is do-able.

Claudia Hamilton
2 years ago

Hi Gemma;
These Caramels look great, love to give it a try but what is Clotted Cream (never heard of it before) where do you buy it?
Also when you said golden syrup, do you mean Corn Syrup?

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!