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Earl Grey Caramels
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3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat whipping cream and tea leaves in small saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. (Do not boil.) Turn off heat; let stand 30 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; butter foil. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour cream mixture through fine mesh strainer into 4-quart saucepan. Add sugar, butter, brown sugar, milk and corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, without stirring, 15 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 242ºF or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut candy into 8 rows; then into 6 rows. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Buy Earl Grey tea leaves in bulk or purchase individual bags and cut them open.

Tip #2

Wrap candies in waxed paper or candy wrappers. Cut waxed paper into 5x4-inch rectangles.

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