Mom’s Caramels

May 28, 2020
Created by Harmons
45 minutes plus overnight
Serves 48
  • 1 cup (4 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups corn syrup
  • 2 lb golden brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Lightly spray 2 glass baking pans with cooking spray.

In a heavy, large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add condensed milk, corn syrup, and brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved, 18-24 minutes. Using a candy thermometer, test mixture until it reaches 235°. Remove from the heat and let sit, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and salt and stir to combine. Pour caramel into prepared pans and let sit overnight.

The next day, scrape caramels out onto a cutting board and cut into pieces with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Wrap caramels in wax paper squares. 

Recipe by Sherri Limon