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Creamy Orange Caramels Recipe
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Creamy Orange Caramels Recipe

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Each Christmas I teach myself a new candy recipe. Last year I started with my caramel recipe and added a splash of orange extract for fun. This year I just might try buttered rum extract. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.+ standing
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.+ standing
MAKES: 80 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line an 11-in. x 7-in. dish with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; boil gently, without stirring, for 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 244°(firm-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Immediately pour into prepared dish (do not scrape saucepan). Let stand until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift out candy; remove foil. Using a buttered knife, cut caramel into 1-in. x 3/4-in. pieces. Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds (80 pieces).
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Creamy Orange Caramels in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p100

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

These were fabulous!! Soft and creamy, not one bit grainy. I used a little more orange extract than called for, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I dipped some of the caramels in chocolate. My guests loved them. I will surely be making these again!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

The best caramels ever!!! Soft and chewy and absolutely delicious!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

Never made caramels before and don't think I will ever try another recipe...this is the best! They were a big hit and make the perfect gift! Delicious!!!!

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