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Caramel Candy Recipes

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Toasted Almond Caramels

Toasted Almond Caramels

Toasted Almond Caramels

Preparing these caramels never fails to put me in the holiday spirit. Later, when I'm passing them around, that cheerful feeling becomes contagious. —Mae Ondracek, Pahrump, Nevada

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

To give these pretzel rods the fun flavor of s'mores, I sometimes use mini marshmallows and coarsely crushed graham crackers in place of the cashews.—Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan

Chocolate Caramel Corn

Chocolate Caramel Corn

Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar from a local Boy Scout," recalls James Claassen of Brewster, Kansas. "We liked it so much we created our own version by coating caramel corn with rich milk chocolate."
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Cranberry Caramels

Cranberry Caramels

Cranberry Caramels

When I make holiday goodies, my sister always asks when I’m sending the cranberry caramels. They keep well, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature, or in the freezer. —Jan Rinker, Craig, Colorado

Gingerbread Caramels

Gingerbread Caramels

Gingerbread Caramels

I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in my new favorite candy. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, WI

Walnut Caramels

Walnut Caramels

Walnut Caramels

My grandmother was the queen of care packages. The Christmas season didn't start until the mail carrier arrived with her anticipated box of goodies. These caramels are my father’s favorite. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Chocolate Caramel Candy

Chocolate Caramel Candy

Chocolate Caramel Candy

This dazzling treat tastes like a Snickers bar but has homemade flavor beyond compare. When I entered it in a recipe contest at our harvest festival, it won five ribbons, including grand prize and the judges' special award. —Jane Meek, Pahrump, Nevada

Creamy Caramels

Creamy Caramels

Creamy Caramels

I discovered this recipe in a local newspaper years ago and have made these soft buttery caramels ever since. I make them for Christmas, picnics and charity auctions—and they are so much better than store-bought caramels. Once people have a taste, they ask for the recipe. —Marcie Wolfe, Williamsburg, Virginia

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

Pecan Caramel Candies

Salty and sweet, these candies are the perfect little snack. Form a kitchen assembly line with your kids, and the making becomes just as fun as the eating. —Julie Wemhoff, Angola, Indiana

Soft Chewy Caramels

Soft Chewy Caramels

Soft Chewy Caramels

One of my first experiences with cooking was helping my mother make these caramels. We'd make up to 12 batches each year. Today, I do at least 95 percent of the cooking at home, but my wife does much of the baking. —Robert Sprenkle, Hurst, Texas

Caramel Pretzel Sticks

Caramel Pretzel Sticks

Caramel Pretzel Sticks

Homemade caramel, smooth almond bark and chopped nuts make these pretzel rods sinfully delicious. This treat is always a huge hit at holiday parties. People think you spent all day in the kitchen! —Mary Bown, Evanston, Wyoming
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