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~ grandma's nutty caramels ~

a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

A wonderful memory from my childhood. My Grandma would only make these caramels at Christmas time and would send each of her kids a pan full. Needless to say, they never lasted long. I hope you try them sometime. Enjoy!

serves 3 pound
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ~ grandma's nutty caramels ~

  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 3/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 2/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    finely chopped nuts - i used walnuts per my daughters request

How To Make ~ grandma's nutty caramels ~

  • 1
    In a dutch oven, preferably non stick - combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and milk and cook over high heat until candy thermometer reaches 210 degrees, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium, cook to 244 degree, stirring constantly.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and quickly stir in the vanilla and nuts. Pour into a well buttered 9 inch pan. Cool, then turn onto a wooden cutting board. Cut into small squares. Either wrap individually with waxed paper or keep chilled until ready to serve.