Caramels

Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

I love caramels and my mom had the best recipe, but it is a little labor intensive. A friend from high school posted this recipe on Facebook before Christmas and I decided to make it. It isn't quite my mom's, but almost and it is much easier to make. I received compliments from friends to whom I gave candy plates. Enjoy!


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Comments:

Serves:

several

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
butter
2 1/4 c
brown sugar
dash salt
1 c
light corn syrup
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add sugar and salt; stir thoroughly. Stir in corn syrup; mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat to firm ball stage (12-15 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered 9x9x2 pan. Cool and cut into squares.
2
Just a couple of tips.. Start timing the 12-15 minutes when it starts to boil. The firm ball stage is when you drop a spoonful into cold water and you can form it into a ball that doesn't flatten out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Caramels