Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! A tried and true recipe you'll want to make every Christmas.

IMG_4456I love making my Grandma’s caramels every year.

This recipe makes a ton of caramels! I usually make them for my yearly Christmas “neighbor gifts”. The original recipe my Grandma has always used to make caramels is from an old church cookbook.

I found the recipe in the cookbook a number of years back and saw that it was submitted by a woman named Elda Peck. So wherever you are Elda Peck, your buttery and soft caramels are enjoyed by all year after year!

Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! A tried and true recipe you'll want to make every Christmas.
Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! A tried and true recipe you'll want to make every Christmas.
Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! A tried and true recipe you'll want to make every Christmas.
Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 60-80 caramels

Soft, buttery and perfect. Our family's tried and true recipe!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 2 cups white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 12oz. cans evaporated milk

Instructions

  1. Melt the sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt together in a large, heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add the evaporated milk a little at a time, taking 15 minutes per can and stirring constantly. A labor of love indeed. Once all the milk is added use a candy thermometer and bring the mixture to 238F and not a touch hotter! Even 2 degrees hotter will make them chewy instead of soft. Pour into a parchment lined 13x9 pan and cool completely. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
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Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels! A tried and true recipe you'll want to make every Christmas.