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  • Caramel Candy recipe

    i am looking for some good recipes for caramel candies... anyone have any good ones??

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    Re: Caramel Candy recipe

    Is this what you are looking for?


    Cream Caramels

    4 C. Sugar
    2 C. Butter
    4 C. Heavy Cream
    3 ˝ C. White Corn Syrup (one large bottle)
    1 tsp. Vanilla (optional)

    Line a 9 by 13 inch metal cake-pan with foil and butter it well.
    Mix sugar, butter, cream and corn syrup in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil on medium until it reaches 246 degrees (F). It takes awhile to reach 246 degrees be patient. Remove from the stove and add the vanilla. Pour into well buttered pan. Cool until set, usually overnight. Dump it out on a cutting board. Peel off the foil and cut with a cleaver. Wrap in waxed paper, or also good dipped in chocolate.

    If you don’t have a HEAVY sauce pan, it will be very hard to keep it from scorching. My pan is 30 Cup, it boils up pretty high. This recipe can be cut in half. I buy the pre-cut waxed paper at the “Vanilla Bean”, Odana Street, Madison, WI

    Turtles:
    LIGHTLY butter muffin tins. Put toasted pecans (or your choice of nut) to cover the bottom of each muffin tin. I have a whole collection of different sizes muffin tins. Put a dollop of hot caramel in the middle of the nuts. Continue until all the tins are filled. Depending on how many tins you have, you will also need a cake pan to put the remaining caramel in. Cool completely and pop out of the tin. I dip the turtles entirely in chocolate, this prevents them from sticking to each other.

    I have also made candies by dipping cookies or wafer cookies into the hot caramels; sprinkle with chopped nuts and after cooked, dip in chocolate.

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    • #3
      Re: Caramel Candy recipe

      I will testify in court under oath, cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye...etc That Macheles is the best caramels ever!!!!!! I have been there ate that!!! And would eat that again till I puked and eat more if I could.


      In other words, Macheles' is a very good recipe! lol

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      • #4
        Re: Caramel Candy recipe

        Thanks guys i will definitely try it out ,...... i love caramel.. yum yum

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        • #5
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          ROTFLMAO!

          I guess I should sign up for the next SWAP, huh? LOL.

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          • #6
            Re: Caramel Candy recipe

            My 86 year old Mother learned this recipe in junior high in Appleton, WI. She refused to give this recipe out to anyone other than immediate family until last Sunday! My daughter, Sarah, now also makes these each Christmas with great success.

            Grandma Bear’s Caramels

            1 can evaporated milk (May use 2 cups heavy cream---I have with good results. Do NOT use sweetened condensed)

            2 cups (equals one pound) dark brown sugar

            1 cup (dark preferred) Karo corn syrup

            1 cup butter (same as 2 sticks or ˝ pound)

            1 cup nuts (optional---Grandma never used)

            Melt butter in a large saucepan. (Grandma always used what has become our spaghetti pot to cook the caramels. The mixture foams quite a bit while you are cooking it.) Add sugar, milk and syrup. Bring to a low boil and stir constantly until softball stage is reached---possibly 25 to 35 minutes. If you aren’t using a candy thermometer, drizzle a bit of mixture into a cup of cold tap water until you find the caramel texture you want. Hint: When you are stirring and you begin to see the bottom of the pot you are close. That’s the ‘sign’ Grandma used to begin testing.

            Have a buttered pan prepared ahead---a 9 by 13 works well. Carefully pour the hot caramel mix into the pan when it reaches the stage you like. Set aside. It will need to cool for hours before the candy will be ready to turn out and cut. Wax paper is a good wrap for the cut caramels.
            Mary Ann in Wisconsin
            "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

            Ludwig Wittgenstein

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            • #7
              Re: Caramel Candy recipe

              Machele...I love your turtle and cookie suggestions. I'll pass them on to my daughter Sarah and also my niece.
              Mary Ann in Wisconsin
              "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

              Ludwig Wittgenstein

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              • #8
                Re: Caramel Candy recipe

                Ina Garten recently did some caramels w/ a sprinkle of coarse sea salt on top... they looked delish!!

                Sounded just like your recipe, machele... 'cept she tossed in some sea salt into the caramels as well as a sprinkle on top.

                LOVE me some caramels... I'll have to try this recipe!
                "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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                • #9
                  Re: Caramel Candy recipe

                  Bringing the carmel thread forward for Sewcute, Huffle and anyone else interested in Machele's recipe...
                  Mary Ann in Wisconsin
                  "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

                  Ludwig Wittgenstein

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                  • #10
                    Re: Caramel Candy recipe

                    I am still making caramels..... it has become the most requested birthday present!
                    Does anyone have a connection to quality dipping chocolate? I have tried a variety of brands. Without question I don't seem to have the aptitude for tempering.
                    TIA

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                    • #11
                      I also struggle finding quality dipping chocolate. In the past several years we have lost some of the companies that had been an option. The best I have come across is Ghirardelli dark melting wafers.I have purchased it at Sams Club and it is only available pre-holiday season. I have been hoping Costco will carry it! HELLO COSTCO!

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