Caramels

Here’s a simple recipe for making homemade Caramels:

Simple recipe for making homemade Caramels - from RecipeGirl.com

It’s safe to say that I’m totally addicted to caramels.  I love their buttery flavor and chewy texture.  It’s so hard to eat just one or two!

Simple recipe for making Homemade Caramels - by RecipeGirl.com

Caramels are perfect for gifting during the holidays.  Wrap them in a pretty package with a beautiful “Homemade Caramels” label, and don’t forget to keep a few for yourself!

Yield: 50 caramels

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Caramels

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) salted butter, plus extra for buttering the pan
  • One (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Butter a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add milk, sugar and syrup. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until a candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees F. Take off heat immediately. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour into your prepared pan. Cool in the refrigerator until firm. Pop caramel block onto a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch cubes and wrap each caramel in waxed paper.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

3 Responses to “Caramels”

  1. postedSep 21, 2011 2:20 AM
    firsttimegram

    this is the exact recipe my gram used all of my life.
    the only thing she did different was crush black walnuts and
    put them in the caramel. (sorry gram i hated the nuts and
    they never go in my ) my kids love them though!

  2. postedNov 10, 2016 10:24 PM
    Radz

    Hi
    I wanted to know what role does the light corn syrup play in the recipe? Can it be substituted with maple syrup/honey or liquid glucose? If then what quantity..?
    Thanx

    • November 11th, 2016 @ 8:48 AM

      I’m not really familiar with substitutions for using corn syrup when making caramels. Maybe try Googling around to see if you can find an answer as to whether or not that’s a good idea?

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