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2 Homemade Caramel Recipes

Updated on July 12, 2009
 

Looking for an unusual yet delicious holiday candy recipe? Why not try your hand at making your own caramels? The lucky people on your holiday gift list will be thrilled to taste these delicious homemade candies. They're appropriate to serve at any holiday party, and they also make a great homemade gift idea.

Basic Caramel Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 can of sweetened, condensed milk

Preparation Instructions:

  • Butter an 8 X 8 baking dish.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Once the mixture starts boiling, add in the butter and condensed milk, continuing to stir constantly.
  • Cook for approximately 15 minutes, until the temperature reaches 230 degrees on your candy thermometer.
  • Pour the prepared mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Allow to stand until cool and firm.
  • Cut into squares before serving.

Note: This recipe makes approximately two pounds of homemade caramel candy.

Fudgy Caramel Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 squared of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup of brown sugar, tightly packed
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preparation Instructions:

  • Butter an 8 X 8 baking dish.
  • Melt the unsweetened chocolate per package instructions
  • Place all ingredients except the vanilla in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiling, place a lid on the saucepan and cook for five minutes over medium high heat.
  • Remove the cover and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 245 degrees on your candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Allow candy to stand until firm and cool.
  • Cut into squares before serving.
  • Note: This recipe makes approximately three pounds of homemade fudgy caramel candy.

These tasty holiday treats are sure to be a hit whether you serve them at an open house or family dinner, or you give them to your co-workers, neighbors, or children's teachers as gifts. You'll be surprised at how easy this recipe is to prepare, and your friends and family members who are lucky enough to enjoy your handiwork are sure to fall in love with the rich, homemade flavor.

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    Pita1959 

    6 years ago

    OMG... this is the first time making caramels I used it to coat pretzel rods then I will coat with chocolate and sprinkles the left over I put in pan. This was so easy to do. Thank you for a great recipe

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    fayehelen 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for these lovely recipes. I am writing a hub about homemade gifts and think caramel and fudge bars are brilliant to give as presents, so have linked your article to mine - hope thats ok.

    Best wishes and merry christmas, fayehelen.

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    Mary White 

    9 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Sivinod - I have updated the recipe with the correct information - add in the condensed milk when you add the butter. Thanks!

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    sivinod 

    9 years ago

    when to add the 1 can of condensed milk in the basic caramel recipie..........

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