Caramels

Melt-in-your-mouth, rich and smooth homemade caramels--there’s nothing like them.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
3/4
cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Grease bottom and sides of square baking dish, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with butter.
  • 2 Heat all ingredients to boiling in heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook about 35 minutes, stirring frequently, to 245°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed. Immediately spread in baking dish. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 3 Cut into 8 rows by 8 rows, using kitchen scissors or sharp knife. Wrap individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store wrapped candies in airtight container at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Cut little rectangles of waxed paper ahead of time, so when you're ready to wrap, you're ready to go!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
15 mg
15 %;
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
9 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.