Ingredients

How to make it

  • Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8 x 8 x 2 or 9 x 9 x 2 inches, with additional butter. Spread pecans in pan, if using.
  • Heat 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cream, and corn syrup to boiling in 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring frequently, to 245 degrees F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla, if using, stirring rapidly to incorprate. Immediatly pour into pan (over pecans, if using); cool.
  • If desired, sprinkle tops of caramels with small amount of sea salt - you would not believe how delicious this is.
  • Cut into 1-inch squares. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper.

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  • dixiediner 5 years ago
    Guess I'll have to share mine, too.
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  • fizzle3nat 5 years ago
    Oops! I missed the sugar in the instructions! Thanks, Madmommy! Corrected to include the sugar. Enjoy! - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    madmommy ate it and said...
    Nat - Sorry to be a pain - you have 2C of sugar listed in the ingredients but you don't say when to use it. Would I melt it in the pan with the butter cream and corn syrup?
    Thanks so much Hun!
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    linspj ate it and said...
    I LOVE caramels. I hope to try this out.
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
    I have never made caramels before; I am saving this recipe to try! You have my 5!!
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    " It was excellent "
    madmommy ate it and said...
    Nat...If I make these, do I have to share them??? LOL
    This sounds soooooooo good and easy too!! I'm totally going to make these - caramels are coveted around here...
    Offering up 5 of my good silver forks for this one! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Oh Natalie, Thank you for finding my recipe for caramels for me. That is the same exact recipe that my Grandma made. And when I moved in January (even if it was just next door)I lost the recipe. Thank you so very much for sharing. I would have called Grandma, but she has alzheimers, and she wouldn't be able to help me. I appreciate you very much....Cheryl PS: High 5
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