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Creamy Soft Caramels Recipe

Rich, creamy, smooth, soft...those are just a few reasons to love these old-fashioned caramels. Purchased caramels just can't compare.—Sharon Struthers, Belgrade, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:81 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugars, salt and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in corn syrup; return to a boil. Remove from the heat; slowly stir in milk.
  • 2. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until a candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool. Using foil, lift candy out of pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Wrap individually in waxed paper. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 70 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 fat.

Reviews for Creamy Soft Caramels

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puppypal81
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"Love these caramels. They are sticky when trying to individually wrap and found they do better chilled."

MY REVIEW
Starlakay
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Great taste and fairly easy, must use an accurate candy thermometer or you might end up with caramel ice cream topping."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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