Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Homemade Caramels

Printable Recipe

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, I thought I'd post some candy recipes. This recipe needs a candy thermometer. Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the brown sugar and salt. Stir in the corn syrup, mixing well. Gradually add the sweetened condensed, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches firm ball stage (245°). This should take about 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Pour into a well buttered 9 x 9" square pan. Cool and cut into very small pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap, or candy wrappers.

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