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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Homemade Christmas Caramels

I love caramel. And caramel is even better when it's homemade. The scent that fills the house when you make homemade caramel is amazing! It's simple and sweet. That's exactly what this recipe is.

So on the 11th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats I bring you Homemade Christmas Caramels. Enjoy!





Homemade Christmas Caramels
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
dash of salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt. If you are using salted butter, skip the dash of salt. Mix well. Stir in corn syrup. Add milk gradually while continuing to stir. Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches 245°F, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. I didn't have a candy thermometer so I just cooked it for 13 minutes and it all turned out fine.




Take a minute to check out my adorable helper...







Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered baking sheet.





Cool in refrigerator then cut into 1-inch squares.




Wrap in individual pieces of wax paper if you like. Enjoy!







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