This is now the only candy I make for the holidays. All others seem to be pale in comparison.

Caramels
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Servings
36 pieces
Servings
36 pieces
Caramels
Print Recipe
Servings
36 pieces
Servings
36 pieces
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. In a heavy 3 quart sauce pan, melt butter. Add sugar and mix until well blended. Stir in corn syrup; cook until sugar has dissolved; remove pan from heat. Stir in sweetened condensed milk' cook over medium heat, stirring gently and constantly until mixture reaches the soft ball stage (240°) on a candy thermometer, about 20- 30 minutes. Add vanilla.
  2. Pour hot mixture into buttered pan. Cool. Use a spatula to remove from pan. Cut into 36 caramel; wrap individually.
Recipe Notes

I think you can now buy decorative candy wrappers either on line or in specialty kitchen shops. I happen to love the waxed paper approach...so authentically homemade.

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6 Comments on Caramels

  1. FranSpano
    March 25, 2017 at 5:11 am (7 months ago)

    Where can I purchase fabric to complete my Safe Haven Quilt from a few years ago?

    Reply
    • thimbleberries
      April 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm (7 months ago)

      Sorry, that fabric is long gone. Some have luck finding it on eBay from a quilter with extra fabric to sell.
      Lynette

      Reply
  2. Renee Welton
    March 20, 2017 at 1:09 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Lynette, just found your new blog while searching for your Harvest Popcorn recipe. Could you please share it with me? I used to make it all the time and I miss it!

    Reply
    • thimbleberries
      April 5, 2017 at 11:17 pm (7 months ago)

      I think the popcorn recipe was in the Cottage Comfort book. Would that help you find it?
      Lynette

      Reply
  3. Karen Jautaikis
    December 24, 2016 at 4:07 am (10 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, Lynette. I am never making these again (as I cross my fingers). These are the BEST caramels ever!! Best, best, best. Thank you for sharing your recipes, especially this one. Merry Christmas!

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    • thimbleberries
      December 24, 2016 at 5:12 am (10 months ago)

      I know…they are pretty addictive. Enjoy.
      Lynette

      Reply

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