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Aunt Emily's Soft Caramels
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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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter 13x9-inch baking 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. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  5. STEP 5

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

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Tip #1

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

Tip #2

You can also line pan with parchment paper and butter parchment.

Tip #3

We recommend using 1% or 2% milk in this recipe.

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