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5 stars - 4 reviews
ready in: 30-60 minutes
recipe id: 30717
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2 cups brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 pound butter (not margarine)
1 dash salt
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cook all ingredients except vanilla on low heat, stirring constantly until hard ball stage, about 35-40 minutes. Add nuts if desired and four teaspoons vanilla. Pour into buttered 9x13-inch pan. When cool, turn out on a cutting board, cut and wrap each piece in waxed paper.
keifloresDec 22, 2011
I've been searching for a creamy, chewy caramel, and this is the best and yummiest by far! It was also easy enough for my 11 YO to make a batch. We didn't take it to the hard ball stage--we wanted ours softer. We also used a foil 1/2 sheet cake pan, lined with parchment paper. So much cleaner & easier! Cut in to thin strips with a large knife, then into bite size pieces with my kitchen shears. Awesome! Time consuming to wrap, but a good project for the kiddos!
LoisJan 6, 2009
I've tried many caramel recipes & this one is the best by far! I make many batches every Christmas to give to friends and get rave reviews. I would highly recommend this recipe.
ShelanDec 18, 2007
The carmels take a while to stir and they are worth it. These delicious creamy carmels were a Christmas hit. They melt in your mouth and are so much better than store bought caramels. Oh, and don't forget to butter the pan before putting it in!
Guest FoodieDec 22, 2009
The recipe was easy enough, but it took a lot longer than 35-40 minutes to get to hard ball stage, unless you cook at medium, not low.