Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

The preparation time given includes 30 mins refrigeration time.


  1. Line base and sides of a shallow cake tin with foil.
  2. Brush foil with melted butter.
  3. Combine butter, condensed milk, caster sugar and golden syrup in a medium, heavy based pan.
  4. Stir over low heat without boiling to dissolve sugar completely.
  5. Bring to boil and reduce heat slightly.
  6. Stir constantly for about 15 to 20 mins to prevent bottom burning, until mixture turns a dark golden caramel colour.
  7. Note: If the caramel is not cooked long enough it, will not set properly.
  8. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
  9. Smoothen the surface.
  10. Use a sharp knife to mark caramel into small squares.
  11. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  12. Remove from tin.
  13. Cut through.
  14. Store caramels in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
Most Helpful

This was a nice simple recipe utilising stuff I already had in the cupboard. I got best results cutting the caramel after 1.5 hours and leaving them in the fridge overnight. Will make some more and dip them in chocolate and give them out as gifts for Christmas. Very inexpensive to make.

Lefora October 08, 2005

made it exactly like the recipe, except (always the except:) I used ordinary sugar. they taste wonderfull, just like fantails :) I suggest you watch them in the fridge, becasue they were sticky after 30 mins, and hard to cut. I wanted to dip them in chocolate, and I found that they were harder after the 3o mins. depending on what you want to do, just watch them, and pick your time!!!at about the 40 min mark you can cut and roll them. I dipped them in chocolate and they turned out wonderfull thanks Kim

mummamills May 09, 2005