Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that me and my husband make every christmas and give these away as gifts. Everybody now eagerly awaits their caramels.


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Add sugar and salt.
  3. Blend in corn syrup and milk, stirring constantly.
  4. Cook and stir over medium heat to 245 degrees on candy thermometer.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour into greased 9 inch square pan.
  7. Cool thoroughly.
  8. Cut into small squares and wrap in waxed paper.
Most Helpful

5 5

Just made two batches for Christmas gifts. I sprinkled sea salt on the caramels after pouring and before cutting. So good! I also wrapped in parchment paper because it seems to stay wrapped better. A new holiday tradition!

5 5

Excellent! First time making any caramels, and it didn't fail me! Made a pan half sea salt and half pecan! This recipe made so much, I had to send a box to work with my husband!

5 5

Amazing and easy!! I made these exactly as written and what a TREAT!! Thank you for sharing - this will be my go to caramel recipe - delish!