Chocolate Covered Caramels

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is absolutely delish! Regular caramels don't stand a chance! I got this from Southern Living. My changes are in parentheses. Time does not include candy standing or chilling. I've been told these taste like Riesen chocolate covered caramels. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium heat, bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan; cook for 7 minutes, without stirring.
  2. Stir in condensed milk, and bring back to boil. Cook, stirring constantly until a candy thermometer reaches 245.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour into lightly greased 8x8 greased baking dish.
  5. Let stand 8 hours at room temperature.
  6. Cut caramel into 1/2 inch squares. If you like, you can shape into balls. (I skipped the shaping).
  7. Melt chocolate and shortening or paraffin in saucepan over medium heat. (I melted mine in the microwave for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds). Remove from heat.
  8. Dip balls into melted chocolate mixture; place on greased sheet. Chill 8 hours.
Most Helpful

This is exactly the receipe I was looking for. I already have a carmel receipe that I had used but thought I would cover them with chocolate and was looking to see if I should use parafin or not.. Your receipe answered my question and everything turned out great. Thank you for posting the receipe..

kittenlover November 21, 2012

I made a half recipe since I was making a ton of other goodies; should have made the whole batch!! Made as directed and the were so good! I really like the caramel on their own as well (I prefer caramel over chocolate). Made for PRMR.

AZPARZYCH December 23, 2010

Really good. I was looking for a recipe that was a little gooey'er when set. Any sugestions? Also I added some really nice sea salt after i diped in the chocolate and they were great!

smediagirl April 03, 2010