Homemade Caramels Recipe

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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!
Homemade Caramels Recipe:
(Recipe from Food.com)
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 vanillaDirections:
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 9x13 pan.  Let cool.  Cut into 48 pieces with a sharp knife.
Optional:  Wrap each piece in wax paper.

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  1. shelly says:

    i made these, my first time trying to make caramels. my taste testers were so very impressed! one described it as “a nice creamy flavor and texture when you first put it in your mouth then after you swallow it , you get another beautiful burst of the most scruptious flavor your mouth will ever experience” thank you for this easy recipe and making me a big hit :) everyones already asking for more :)

  2. Mariah says:

    How long does it take to turn solid? Mines seems to be taking forever. Also can I make them solid by putting them in the oven or fridge?

  3. Ashley says:

    How long do these take to cool? Also, can they be cooled in the fridge or will this make them too difficult to cut? Thanks!

  4. Meridith Crane says:

    I just found this recipe on Pinterest. It is very similar to my mom’s classic recipe. Do your caramels harden when they cool or do they stay soft, or somewhat soft?

  5. Deann says:

    I followed the recipe exactly. The color and flavor is great but mine are really hard, instead of soft and chewy. Any thoughts? I took it off of the heat as soon as it hit firm ball. My son added some sea salt to the top of part of the pan so he could have sea salt caramel. Just wanted them to be soft. I’m stumped. Help please!

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