I'm still cooking for tomorrow's event and will show you the decadent dessert I am making when it's finished. I made this caramel sauce to use as a topping. This is some of the best caramel you can make and you can use it on all sorts of things. A spoon comes to mind.
Boil 2 cups of sugar with 1/2 cup of water and 1 tsp. of corn syrup until it turns amber.
Stir in 12 T. of butter, 1 T. of sea salt, 1 T. vanilla extract and 1 C. of heavy cream.
Pour it into jars and hide it in your refrigerator. I made 2 recipes so some people around here won't pout when they see it go out the door.