Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Requested Recipe - Caramels

I've had a few requests for my caramel recipe.  Caramels are just about my favorite food.  Can you consider caramels food?  If not, they are my favorite treat.  They are definately a treat.  I've tried several recipes, but this one is my favorite.  It is a recipe from my husbands Aunt Marie.  She introduced me to these little goodies more than 25 years ago and it's the recipe I keep coming back to.  I've adjusted the recipe a little, but it's nearly the same. 

Aunt Marie's Caramels

2 cups sugar
1 cup white karo syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla

Mix together sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/2 of the cream in a heavy saucepan.  Cover and bring to a boil at medium heat.  Remove lid. Add remaining cream gradually, slow enough that it never stops boiling.  Allow it to thicken after each addition.  When all of the cream has been added, use a candy thermometer and cook to 234 degrees. Aunt Marie says you must continuelly stir during this stage but I have found that occasionally stirring works just fine.  Just don't scrape the edges of the pan while stirring.  Once it reaches 234 degrees add butter and vanilla.  Stir quickly to melt butter and bring back to 234 degrees.  Immediately pour into a buttered 9x9 inch pan without scraping the cooking pan.

Cool completely and cut into 1 inch squares.  Wrap and enjoy!  Yum!

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Sooooo...did you recently make some of these tastey little morsels?

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Yes when did you make them? Any left over for me?

Susie said...

So, does this mean you have some at your house right now? I'm stopping by!

Julie said...

It sounds like I better make another batch...soon.

Anonymous said...

These are the BEST caramels EVER!!
Thank you again. I owe you Big Time.

mandy said...

they are my favorite also

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