Old Fashioned Evaporated Milk Caramels

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Old fashioned treat, perfect for Christmas!


  1. Boil sugar,salt and corn syrup to 245 degrees.
  2. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add butter and evaporated milk so gradually that the mixture does not stop boiling.
  5. Cook rapidly to 240 degrees, being careful not to scorch.
  6. Add vanilla and nuts.
  7. Pour into greased pan.
  8. Cool before cutting.
  9. Cut with heavy,sharp knife with saw-life motion.
Most Helpful

Easy to make, great texture and flavor. Make sure you use a really big pan, cuz it likes to boil high. Don't be afraid to use regular milk for that last 1/2 cup so that you don't have to open a second can. I am now the hero of my daughter's halloween party coming up.

ladyrose403 October 26, 2013

I made this twice, the first time it turned out perfect the 2nd time it was good but not great. I think my thermometer might be off a bit and getting it to the right temp seems to be key! Thanks for a great recipe!

darla-clayton December 12, 2007