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Homemade Caramels

  • Beginner
  • 4 pounds
  • 3 hr 10 min
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1 tablespoon butter
2 cups Crown® Lily White® or Golden Corn Syrup
4 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups light cream
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
6 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Line a 13×9-inch pan with foil and generously butter with 1 tablespoon butter.

  2. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT vanilla in a large 6 to 8-quart pan.

  3. Boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until temperature reaches 244°F. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

  4. Pour into prepared pan. (Do not scrape sides of bowl).

  5. Cool to room temperature. Invert cooled caramel onto a cutting board and remove foil.

  6. Cut into 1-inch squares. Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe suggestion: Try adding 2 cups of finely crushed nuts.

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