Caramels

caramels

Have you ever tasted something so good you thought you might just die? Then this is the recipe for you, my friend. Once you put that caramel in your mouth, the world fades away, everything is in slow motion, your brain goes into lockdown and all you can focus on is the sweet sensation of caramel on your tongue. Sounds like a pretty good time, huh? The best thing about this recipe? Well, besides the delicious, smooth, divine sensation of the caramel itself? You can boil the caramels without stirring. Do you realize what this means?? You don’t have to stand at the stove for 30 minutes, stirring, melting from caramel steam, and thinking of all the thousands of things you’d rather be doing. I mean, it’d be worth it for these caramels, but why torture ourselves if we don’t have to? I love these caramels so much I make them during the holidays . . . but also the weekends, the weekdays, evenings, daytime . . . it’s starting to sound like I have an addiction.

 

2 c white sugar

1 1/2 c corn syrup

2 c heavy cream

1 c butter

dash salt

1 t vanilla

 

Butter 9 x 13 dish. In heavy saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup cream, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Slowly stir in remaining 1 cup cream, maintaining a continuous boil. Turn heat to medium/low and cook, without stirring, until caramels reach 225° if making the recipe at sea level. (If not at sea level, subtract 2 degrees for each 1,000 feet you are above sea level.) Takes 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered dish. Refrigerate. When cool, return caramels to room temperature. Cut into 1 x 1/2-inch rectangles and wrap in wax paper.

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2 Responses to Caramels

  1. Mary says:

    Excellent. I love these. Now I need to go to the store tomorrow for some cream so I can make them. Oh, and make sure I have enough wax paper for the task. Mmmmm. Caramels. I may need to text you and have you do the math for me. Doh! I’m having an anxiety attack just thinking about having to google my address to see what elevation I’ve been running at. I need oxygen…

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