Day 5 of our 20 Days of Christmas is a recipe that I made this week. Caramels are my very favorite, I would pick Caramel over Chocolate any day of the week. I have never made homemade caramels and decided this year it was time to try. They were really easy to make but took some time to package them all up. 🙂
These Caramels would make a yummy little neighbor, teacher, or friend gift. Or would be really cute adding to your cookie trays at Christmas.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1½ cups corn syrup
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Butter a 9x13 inch dish.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then stir in remaining 1 cup cream. Heat, without stirring, to 242 degrees F (116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and pour into prepared dish. Refrigerate.
- When cool, return candies to room temperature then cut into 1 inch squares and wrap in waxed paper.