When I was growing up, my mom made these delicious candies every Christmas. They were my favorite then and still are today.
- 1 teaspoon butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- Line a 9x5-in. loaf pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside.
- In a large heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup and chocolate to a boil over medium heat; stir until smooth. Add 1/2 cup cream; cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage). Add another 1/2 cup cream; return mixture to 234° (soft-ball stage). Add the remaining cream; cook to 248° (firm-ball stage).
- Immediately pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Let stand until firm, about 5 hours or overnight. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1-in. squares using a buttered knife. Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Originally published as Chocolate Caramels in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p73
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