HOSTESS CARAMELS

When our parents made caramels, we knew Christmas was just around the corner.

HOSTESS CARAMELS
HOSTESS CARAMELS

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 c. granulated sugar

  • 1/2 lb. butter

  • 1 3/4 c. white corn syrup

  • 14 1/2 oz. can unsweetened evaporated milk

Directions

Place ingredients in saucepan and cook on high heat for about 5 minutes, or till candy thermometer reaches 210º. Then turn to medium heat and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until a sample tested in cold water forms a firm ball (244º). Remove from burner and add: 1 1/2 Tbs. vanilla 1 cup chopped nut meats, if desired Stir quickly, and pour into a buttered pan. When thoroughly cold, turn out and cut into squares. Wrap each square in waxed paper. *For chocolate caramels, add 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate to other ingredients before cooking.

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