Delicious homemade caramels recipe

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    Hey guys! I’m so excited to be guest posting here today! Isn’t Jamielyn just a doll? I’ve stalked followed her blog for some time now and it is one of my very favorites! Anyways, I’m Sarah and I blog with my husband, Zachary, over at High Heels and Grills. In all reality, that’s just a fancy name for “we love cooking together and we want a place to share our culinary adventures with the world.” We were married about a year and a half ago and as we were getting down to the nitty gritty details of our wedding, it came time to decide what we were going to serve at our reception. I’ve been in love with my aunt’s homemade caramels since before I can remember, so I made sure that was one of the first things on the list. I’m so glad I did too! I was hearing for weeks about how much people liked them and wanted the recipe. Lucky for you, I’m here to share that recipe with you today!

    I have to warn you – this recipe is not for the faint of heart. It takes some time, but I promise you this: it is so worth it!


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    Delicious homemade caramels recipe

    Delicious homemade caramels recipe - Such a delicious and sweet recipe! 

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword homemade caramels
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Let Sit 12 hours
    Total Time 12 hours 20 minutes
    Servings 38
    Calories 115 kcal
    Author Jamielyn


    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 cup corn syrup
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 6 oz evaporated milk (half 12 oz can)
    • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (divided)


    1. Generously butter a 9×13 inch pan or cookie sheet and set aside.

    2. In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, syrup, salt and 1 cup of the cream together on medium low heat.

    3. Bring to boil, stirring full time, and add the rest of the cream.

    4. Stir constantly and bring to boil again and add evaporated milk.

    5. Cook until 232 degrees Fahrenheit (soft ball). (Again, stirring constantly.)

    6. Once it reaches this temperature, remove from heat and add vanilla. Mix well.

    7. Carefully pour caramel into greased pan and let sit for 12+ hours.

    8. Cut into squares and wrap in cellophane or wax paper.

    Recipe Notes

    To test if the caramel is done, drop a teaspoon in ice cold water. If it forms a soft ball and is the consistency you like, it’s done… if not keep stirring over the heat and test again in a few minutes.

    Nutrition Facts
    Delicious homemade caramels recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 115 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 18mg 6%
    Sodium 30mg 1%
    Potassium 22mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Sugars 17g
    Vitamin A 3.9%
    Vitamin C 0.2%
    Calcium 2.1%
    Iron 0.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    These would make the perfect Christmas gifts or if you need something a little more here and now – they’d make great teacher gifts as well! Enjoy. :)


    We are two people that have a passion for travel, adventure, and (you guessed it) cooking. We are no experts by any means, but we hope that you’ll join in the fun at High Heels and Grills and learn with us along the way.

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