Friday, December 19, 2008

Betty's Caramel Candy

Plan on sharing these or plan on putting on 10 pounds, you decide! Buttery, caramel heaven!

2 cups sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup butter
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine all the ingredients except for vanilla in a large pot. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook until temperature reaches 250, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into a well buttered 9x13 pan. When firm but not completely cool, flip out of pan onto parchment paper and cut into pieces with a pizza cutter. Wrap in wax paper or cellophane. I make turtles with these caramels but placing the squares on top on pecan halves and then letting them melt over the nuts in a warm oven. It is a lot easier than spooning hot caramel over the pecans!


Ricardo said...

Oh My God....look at all that lovely caramels, freshly made too... do you do this as a business, or just to fatten your friends :)

Looks great thx 4 sharing

A.Marie said...

Once Again, you have posted an awesome recipe, and once again, you have outdone yourself! I have never, ever, ever thought of cutting caramels with a pizza cutter. Seriously, how do you think of these things! :)

sheryl said...

Nice! Any ideas for substitution if I can't get corn syrup where I live?