Caramel Candy
My Mom made caramel candy at Christmas every year. This recipe makes a caramel candy that is harder than the Kraft caramels that you can purchase in cubes. It’s more of a hard candy than a soft chewy caramel. Oh so good!
Servings Prep Time
50pieces 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 4hours
Servings Prep Time
50pieces 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 4hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Butter a 9×13 baking dish with edges. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  3. Add syrup and 1/2 cup of cream in a saucepan.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  6. Slowly add remaining cream, keeping the boiling mixture boiling.
  7. Continue to slowly cook, stirring occasionally until the caramel reaches the hard ball stage, or 250F.
  8. Remove from heat and add vanilla and stir to thoroughly combine.
  9. Pour caramel onto the buttered baking dish.
  10. You can sprinkle course sea salt on the caramels, if you would like to have salted caramel candy.
  11. Wait a few minutes, then use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the caramel candy into pieces. You might have to clean your utensil every few rows if the caramel sticks to it.
  12. Once the caramel candy has cooled to the touch, remove to a buttered cookie sheet or other large flat surface.
  13. Using the same utensil, cut the caramels again.
  14. Break apart once the caramel candy are cool enough to handle and set enough so that they retain their shape.