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Homemade Caramels Recipe

I love homemade caramels, but have always been so intimidated by them. I then got up the courage to make these, and they were out of this world. They were so easy to make and tasted absolutely amazing. You will love these.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, Easy Dessert Recipe, homemade caramels, homemade recipe
Servings: 50
Calories: 115kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan


  • 1 cup butter
  • cups brown sugar firmly packed
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Melt butter over stove top. 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.


To make these caramels sweet & savory:
I just added a little bit of sea salt, to the caramel. Once it is in the pan, I would sprinkle it over. If you wait to long, you may be to press it in with your hands a little.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg