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Old Fashioned Caramel Candies

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Rating: 4/5
1 review
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   1.25 lbs.

recipe id: 20091
cook method: stovetop

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1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup light cream
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Lightly butter 8- x 8- x 2-inch cake pan.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, light cream and butter in large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat. Cook to 244 degrees F on a candy thermometer, stirring constantly. Stir in pecans and vanilla.

Pour into prepared pan. Let stand until firm. Turn onto cutting board and cut with a sharp knife. Wrap individually in waxed paper.

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66 calories, 4 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per piece. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
My batch didn't taste like I thought it would, but it was still good. Perhaps I will try a bit of salt in the recipe next time.

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I think the temperature on this recipe is off. I had a tough time getting it up to 244 degrees and used two different candy thermometers. I ended up with a tasty hard caramel that is going to be hard to eat.

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