Friday, April 22, 2011

Great Treats For Your Easter Basket - Part 2

Mouthwatering Homemade Caramels Recipe

2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Grease a 12x15 inch pan.

In a medium-size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) remove the pot from the heat.

Stir in vanilla. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and let the mixture cool completely. When cooled cut the Caramels into small squares and wrap them in wax paper or candy wrappers for storage.

**Important note:  If they cook too long you will no longer have chewy caramels, but more of a "Werther's" type hard candy that gets chewy when you suck on it.  So, don't throw it out.  It is delicish either way!!!!!

Mouthwatering Homemade Caramels Tutorial


  1. Hi Gloria can I use this caramel for dipping apples?

    1. Maria,

      I haven't tried using this caramel for dipping apples but I don't see why it wouldn't work.