Peggi Anne Tebben


I made candies & cookies & small loaves of flavored breads for Christmas boxes & gave them away. I always made what I call Turtle Eggs & this is the caramel I used in them.
Turtle Eggs are turtles that I chop the pecans up in & form them in a Tupperware deviled egg container to look like eggs.


★★★★★ 5 votes

Makes 2 1/2 #


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    1 cup butter or margarine
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    16 oz. brown sugar
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    1/8 tsp. salt
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    1 cup light corn syrup
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    1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
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    1 teaspoon vanilla



  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Add brown sugar and salt.
  3. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in corn syrup and mix well.
  5. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches firm ball stage or 245° on candy thermometer. About 12 to 15 min.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  8. Pour into a buttered 9 inch square pan.
  9. Cool and cut into squares.
  10. May also use to make Turtles or Millionaires candy.

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Course/Dish: Candies

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