I've been making these at Christmas time for years. My family demands them and they are wonderful gifts, much appreciated by all my co-workers. They are firm, but melt in your mouth and don't stick to your teeth. They are somewhat time consuming but worth it. I buy the red and green wrappers or you can cut up and use regular wax paper.
- Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan (dutch oven).
- Add brown sugar and salt.
- Stir in corn syrup, mixing well.
- Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until firm ball stage - 245 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour into a well-buttered jelly roll pan. Cool 4-5 hours.
- Remove from pan, cut and wrap. Makes about 5 lbs.
Right on the money. Time consuming, yes. They do taste awesome though. If you have some time and you want to please some caramel lovers in your life, definitely give it a try. These are just absolutely delicious. I used gold wrappers from a craft store, and the recipe actually made about 150 wrapped caramels. They will look great in my Christmas candy and cookie gifts.
I recruited my husband to make these for gifts. I chose this recipe because they aren't supposed to stick to your teeth. They did not disappoint. These will be made from now on they taste wonderful as well as easy and makes a bunch. Perfect! Thanks for posting!
I have been making diferent recipes for a caramel that is soo good that I cant stop eating it and have made several this week. this is the last one I will try and will use it for all my recipes that use caramel. IT IS GREAT