Basic Caramels

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Basic Caramels
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 15-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugar and salt, then add corn syrup. Mix well. Add sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and cook to 248°. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into parchment lined 8-inch square pan. Let set for half a day. Cut into squares and wrap in confectionary waxed paper or plastic wrap.

Recipe and image taken with permission from Autumn Carpenter's Book, All About Candy Making. All rights reserved.

Clear Vanilla (2 oz.)
Clear Vanilla (2 oz.)
42-102
Unit: 2 fl. oz. bottle
Professional Candy Thermometer
Professional Candy Thermometer
80-4
Unit: 1
Half Sheet Parchment Paper Liners
Half Sheet Parchment Paper Lin...
WPD-1236P
Unit: 50/pkg.