Soft Chewy Caramels Recipe

One of my first experiences with cooking was helping my mother make these caramels for Christmas. We'd make up to 12 batches each year. Today do at least 95 percent of the cooking at home, but my wife does much of the baking.—Robert Sprenkle, Hurst, Texas

Photo by Claudette S.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

2.5

pounds

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

2.5

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, divided

  • 2-1/4

    cups packed brown sugar

  • 1

    can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

  • 1

    cup dark corn syrup

Directions

Directions Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil; grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt remaining butter. Add the brown sugar, milk and corn syrup. Cook and stir until candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage). Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Cool completely before cutting. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds. Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test. Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

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