Is It Possible to Salvage Overcooked Caramels?

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Q: I’m wondering if you can help me salvage a batch of caramels. I made two batches yesterday — the first was plain fleur de sel caramels and turned out perfectly. In the second batch I infused the cream with thyme but otherwise it was the same recipe. It hardened like a brick.

Could I put it back in the pan, melt it down, and add more cream? And if I did this, would it still keep at room temperature like they originally would?

Sent by Brittany

Editor: Brittany, we have wondered this exact same thing! We’ve had some pretty messed-up batches of caramel in the past, but we’ve never tried melting them down.

Has anyone out there tried this? We’re so curious!

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