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Pecan Caramels


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  • 2 tsp plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 lbs chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Servings 4


Step 1

Line 13 x 9 pan with foil; grease the foil with 2 tsp butter and set aside.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, corn syrup, 1 cup cream and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, slowly stir in the remaining cream. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 245 degrees (firm-ball stage).
Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Let stand until firm. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut candy into 1 inch squares. Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends.


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