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Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels


  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 60-80

Description

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

  • 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 13×9 pan and cool completely. Cut and serve. Enjoy!