Every Christmas season, our neighbors would bring over a plate of goodies. You always wanted to be home when that plate arrived, or you would be left with crumbs of delicious chocolates and treats. I would fight for those lovely, little caramels. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I made caramels! I thought it was going to be so hard, but they were are a breeze! Now I don’t have to fight my sisters off for one piece of caramel!
I finally went out and bought a candy thermometer. It was a lifesaver! They are only $2.97 at WalMart right now!
I threw some in a bag and had an easy gift for neighbors! You can print off the tag for free HERE!
1 cup butter 2 1/4 cups brown sugar , firmly packed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup light corn syrup 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions: 1. Melt butter; add brown sugar and salt, mixing well. Stir in corn syrup. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches firm ball stage (245 degrees). This will take 12-15 minutes approx. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Let cool. Cut into 48 pieces with a sharp knife.