Gianduja Caramel "Mud"

Total Time:
50 min
20 min
30 min

10 servings

  • 1 ,000 grams heavy cream
  • 160 grams invert sugar or corn syrup
  • 310 grams glucose
  • 260 grams sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 1 ,200 grams Gianduja chocolate
  • 120 grams butter
  • Serving suggestions: graham cracker crumbles, chocolate sandwich cookie crumbles or other cookie crumbles
  • Special equipment: candy thermometer

  • In a small pot set over medium-low heat, add the cream and the invert sugar and cook until warmed through, then set aside.

  • In a small pot set over medium-high heat, add 110 grams water, the glucose and sugar and bring to a light caramel, a candy thermometer will read 356 degrees F (180 degrees C). Add the vanilla bean and seeds. Stir in the cream mixture slowly and carefully, as the caramel will bubble and rise. Place the Gianduja chocolate in a medium bowl and pour the hot cream mixture over the top, using a whisk to blend together. Remove the vanilla bean, then add the butter and use an immersion blender to emulsify. Cover the surface of the caramel with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. When cool, pour the caramel into shot glasses and top with cookie crumbles, then serve.

Contestant/Competition Recipe: This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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