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Nutty Caramels Recipe

Nutty Caramels Recipe

A cousin passed this quick and easy recipe on to me. We make it every Christmas and include the caramels in gift baskets we share with family and friends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:81 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Melted milk chocolate

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, milk and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
  • 3. Remove from the heat; stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Cool completely. Using foil, lift caramels out of pan; discard foil. Cut into small squares or diamonds. Drizzle each with chocolate if desired. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
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.

Nutritional Facts

1 caramel: 40 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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JFenrick
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"These remind me of the caramels that my aunt used to make and hide so no one else would eat them. I used walnuts and it turned out great. They are easy to make, but takes a long time to get to the right temp. but well worth the stirring and patience."

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awesome grandma
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"RECIPE CALLS FOR MELTED MILK chocolate.IS IT THE SQUARES OF chocolate? AND IT DOES'NT SAY HOW MUCH TO USE."

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Phyllis Beverly
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"At first I didn't think this would be enough. It seemed to make such a small batch. But after they were cut there were plenty. We love caramels and this one will stay around a long time. We love the mix of caramels and nuts and this is a perfect combination."

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webesmiley
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"This is the first candy recipe I've ever made. Good stuff!"

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