Hazelnut-Coffee Caramels

Hazelnut-Coffee Caramels

Homemade caramels boast a new flavor twist with coffee and hazelnuts.

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cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts)
cup butter or margarine
cups packed brown sugar
cup corn syrup
tablespoons instant espresso coffee (dry)
tablespoon hazelnut syrup (coffee flavoring)
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
Chocolate-covered coffee beans, if desired
  1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Butter foil that lines bottom and sides of pan. Sprinkle hazelnuts in pan.
  2. In heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, dry coffee, hazelnut syrup and milk to boiling. Cook over medium heat, 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. Pour into pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  3. Remove mixture from pan, using foil edges to lift. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows, separating caramels as they are cut. Garnish with coffee beans. Wrap pieces individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper.
Makes 48 candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Feeling nutty? Use your favorite nut in this recipe, and use vanilla for the hazelnut syrup.
Special Touch
Oh, what a gift--wonderful to give and even better to receive! Package these treats in holiday cellophane, and place in a clear coffee mug with a small bag of hazelnut coffee.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.