Mom's Caramel

READY IN: 1hr 2mins
Recipe by Snowpeas

My Mother used to make this quite often when I was a kid. I was always fascinated by watching the bubbles change and "helping" Mom test the mixture in a cup of cold water.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made this DELICIOUS CARAMEL to add to the candy items I have laid out for a cookie/candy sale during a park-wide garage sale here! I enjoyed making this tasty stuff & am sure it will be a great sell! Thanks for the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Partially fill a sink or tub with cold water to help cool caramel in step 6.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  3. Heat to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches firm ball stage (240 degrees).
  4. Gradually add butter and milk alternating between the two. Add slowly so the mixture does not stop boiling. Stir constantly.
  5. Cook to medium ball stage (242 degrees).
  6. Remove from heat and place pot in cold water.
  7. Add vanilla and stir.
  8. Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 dish to set.
  9. Cut into squares and wrap in plastic wrap or buttered wax paper.

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