Betty Crocker Caramels

Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

These are the best caramels that I have ever had!!! (They are soft caramels, not the hard, chewy kind!) This recipe is posted here so I don't misplace it!

Directions

  1. Grease bottom and sides of square baking dish, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, with butter.
  2. Heat all ingredients to boiling in heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook about 35 minutes, stirring frequently, to just under (about 3 degrees)soft ball on a candy thermometer.
  4. For chewier caramels, cook until soft ball.
  5. Immediately pour/spread in baking dish.
  6. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  7. Cut into 8 X 8 rows (or desired size), using kitchen scissors or sharp knife.
  8. Wrap individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  9. Store wrapped candies in airtight container at room temperature.
Most Helpful

I have made these many times and have a few suggestions. First line the chosen pan (I like 9x13) with a buttered foil. Stir and heat the mixture with the first cup of cream for about 1 hour. After adding the second cup of cream, cook until the mixture forms a soft ball in cold water or until a candy thermometer read 230 to 240 deg. After the caramels are cool, lift the foil out of the pan, turn over onto a cutting mat, take off the foil and they are easy to cut! They are fantastic caramels!

ashandles October 22, 2011

Sorry I forgot to post this: I made these for Christmas gifts...which is somewhat a wonder as I don't do fussy things like that!!! They were soft and chewy and a wonderful caramel taste. If you are going to make these, make sure that your pot is big enough to handle the mixture as it does come up to a full boil. Every time you stir, it will come back up into a full boil. As I did not have a candy thermometer, I went for the 35 minute timing....but as these were really soft, they could have cooked a bit longer....just watch the colour. I wrapped them in waxed paper and placed them in small Xmas bags you get from the $1 store. My friend, said that they firmed up a bit more once refrigerated. It was a good thing I gave them away for gifts as I could have easily eaten them all by myself!!!

Abby Girl February 11, 2007