One of our most popular recipes! These buttery soft caramels have been enjoyed for generations. Now if only we knew who Aunt Emily was.
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2 cups sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup milk
1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter 13x9-inch pan; set aside.
Combine all ingredients except vanilla in heavy 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
Tip: Bringing to a Boil
Continue cooking 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 244°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball.
Tip: Caramel Stage
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Tip: Poured into Pan
Cut into 1 1/2x1-inch pieces; wrap candies in plastic food wrap. Store refrigerated.
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You can also line pan with parchment paper and butter parchment.
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