Delicious homemade caramels recipe

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  • Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I’m out of town so I have a fabulous guest post for you today. Thanks for stopping by! To get the newest recipes subscribe or join us on facebook.

    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!


    Homemade Caramel Candy Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade caramel candy, soft caramel recipe
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Let Sit: 12 hours
    Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes
    Servings: 38
    Calories: 115
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This homemade soft caramel recipe is one you'll reach for again and again. Perfect for making a batch of sweets to gift a teacher, friend or just to eat!


    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 cup corn syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 ounces evaporated milk (half of a 12 ounce can)
    • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream , divided


    • Generously butter a 9×13" baking pan or cookie sheet and set aside.
    • In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, syrup, salt and 1 cup of the cream together on medium-low heat.
    • Bring to boil, stirring full time, and add the rest of the cream. Stir constantly and bring to boil again and add evaporated milk.
    • Cook until 232°F (keep stirring constantly). Once it reaches this temperature, remove from heat and add vanilla. Mix well.
    • Carefully pour caramel into greased pan and let sit for 12+ hours. Then cut into squares and wrap in cellophane or wax paper.


    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.


    Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg


    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.

    Don’t these look delicious?! Thanks Sarah for sharing your yummy recipe! For more recipes take a peek in our recipe box.
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