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Aunt Emily's Soft Caramels


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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Butter 13x9-inch pan; set aside.


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Step 1

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in heavy 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil.

Continue cooking, 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 244°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball.

Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely.

Cut into 1 1/2x1-inch pieces; wrap candies in plastic food wrap. Store refrigerated.

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