Aunt Emily's Soft Caramels
72
caramels
10 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 cups 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

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter 13x9-inch pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut into 1 1/2x1-inch pieces; wrap candies in plastic food wrap. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Do you like making candy? Try some of our other great candy recipes for peanut brittle, toffee, and microwave fudge

Nutrition

80Calories
4Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
35Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)

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  January 06, 2018

i love this recipe..soft silky carmel on the tongue.

— says priscila
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i flavored it with strawberry extract taste was good

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ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  December 30, 2017

This is a family favorite at our house. We've made these caramels for the Holidays the past four years, and they are a consistent crowd pleaser! The recipe is well written and easy to follow.

— says Kim Christensen
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A few tips/suggestions: I increased the Vanilla to a Tablespoon, and it was delicious! While the caramel cooks, place the buttered pan in the refrigerator. Wear medical exam gloves when cutting and wrapping the candy. We used waxed paper to wrap the candies; it was easy to cut into 4 x 5 inch squares for individual wrapping. My kids like to put the candies into decorative holiday boxes to share with their friends.

Difficulty
ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
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