Monday, November 28, 2011

Oldies, but Goodies:)

Hey All!!!  In yesterdays post,  I promised that I would share with you what I was making for Christmas candies over the long Turkey Day weekend...

I decided to try to make some delish caramels!  I was kind of a little leery about this because I have heard from many people that it can be kind of tricky to make.  So, I didn't know what to expect...YiKes!!!!  I thought that they turned out pretty well and taste yummy:)

In order to make the caramels you will need:
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup of butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Step 1:  You will need to butter a 13x 9 inch dish.
Step 2: In a large heavy saucepan, mix the sugar corn syrup, 1 cup of cream, and butter.  Bring to a boil, stirring often, then stir in remaining 1 cup cream.  Heat, without stirring, to 242 degrees.

 Make sure that you use a LARGE pan!  I didn't and had to switch mid way through which I thought would completely mess my caramels up, but luckily it didn't!
 It will boil for some time.  I think it took mine about 30-45 minutes which is why I started making another candy during this time.

Step 3: Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and pour into prepared dish. Refrigerate.
 Just put into the dish.  I made the mistake of putting them in a tin dish.  ADVICE:  Make sure you put the caramel in a glass dish because when you go to get the caramels out the coating of the dish may just come out with your caramels!!!!

Step 4:  When cool, return candies to room temperature then cut into 1 in squares and wrap in wax paper.
 Here is a caramel all wrapped up and ready to go!

Here comes the best part, enjoying and eating them:) They are really ooey, gooey, and messy, but oh soo good!!! 

If you are leery of making caramels, don't be, especially with using this recipe!  It is really pretty easy because if I can do it then anyone can:):):)  Even though this recipe isn't a "new" and extensive recipe, caramels are classic and should be shared during the holiday!

Have you ever tried a recipe before and thought that it would never turn out, but it ended up better than you thought?
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  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This recipe looks AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing and for creating such a fun blog to follow.

  2. Hi Brandy! This recipe really is so simple and delisious:) Thanks for following my blog and stopping by!


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