Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Open House: Homemade Caramels

My mother was given a recipe for caramels a long time ago and has since adjusted it to her tastes. Caramels are a little finicky. But when done right, are so delicious and unlike bought caramels! These are another oft-requested treat by friends and family when the holidays roll around. Awesome to add to those treat platters.

Homemade Caramels

3 cups sugar
3 cups white karo syrup
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
chopped nuts(optional)

Mix together in a heavy skillet all ingredients except the cream and vanilla. Cook to 228 degrees, stirring constantly. Add cream slowly. Continue cooking to 242 degrees. Stir caramels throughout the entire process. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Add nuts and pour into buttered cookie sheet. Cool and cut. Wrap in wax paper rolls for gift-giving.

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Grocery Thief said...

Yummy- My grandma makes this ever year... can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling...

Melanie said...

Yummy and easy too! I have booked mark this to come back too:)

Thanks so much for participating in the Blogmania Holiday Open House. I am stopping by to say hello and read your Holiday post. I would love to have you stop Sunshine Praises. I have a mini giveaway going on. Just post your Holiday Open House Links on to any of mine and you will be entered to win a $20 gift certificate to the Vinyl Signs 4 Him on Etsy!

Just Married with Coupons said...

YUM! Very enticing!

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