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Old-Fashioned Caramels

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  • 60 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Bring back memories of childhood with these classic caramels made using just five ingredients – a great treat.

Ingredients

1
cup butter
2 1/4
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup light corn syrup
1
(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla

Steps

  • 1 Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over sides of pan. Lightly butter foil.
  • 2 Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar; mix well. Stir in corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is well blended.
  • 3 Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Cook over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches firm-ball stage (244°F.).
  • 4 Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered foil-lined pan. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 5 When candy has completely set, carefully remove from pan by lifting foil. With thin bladed knife, cut candy into pieces, using a light sawing motion. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over sides of pan. Lightly butter foil.
  • 2 Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar; mix well. Stir in corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is well blended.
  • 3 Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Cook over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches firm-ball stage (244°F.).
  • 4 Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered foil-lined pan. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 5 When candy has completely set, carefully remove from pan by lifting foil. With thin bladed knife, cut candy into pieces, using a light sawing motion. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

CHOCOLATE CARAMELS: After stirring in sweetened condensed milk, cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 230°F. Stir in 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped; continue cooking and stirring for about 15 minutes or until mixture reaches 240°F. Continue as directed above.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Square
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
17%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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