Caramel Divinity Dreams

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 6 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 cup water and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • cook to hard ball stage (260*) -- stirring only till sugar dissolves.meanwhile beat egg whites to stiff peaks --
  • pour syrup gradually over egg whites, beating at high speed of electric mixer.
  • add vanilla and continue beating till candy holds its shape.(be sure to pour syrup slowly).
  • with buttered hands, shape candy into 3/4" balls.(no larger, this is a rich tasting candy).
  • It is a little easier to drop from a tspoon and roll into balls when set a little.
  • let stand on waxed paper, till dry and firm.
  • drop balls, one at a time into dipping caramel --
  • turn with tines of a fork, till thinly coated --
  • lift out, place on waxed paper to cool --
  • TO PREPARE DIPPING CARAMEL:.
  • in large heavy saucepan, thoroughly blend 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 1/3 cups sugar and 1 cup evaporated milk, and 1/8 tsp baking soda --
  • cook and stir over medium heat till mixture comes to boiling and sugar dissolves --
  • boil, stirring frequently, till candy reaches soft ball stage (230*) --
  • remove from heat -- cool to 110* without stirring.
  • beat till mixture is thick and creamy and loses its gloss --
  • beat in 1/4 cup evaported milk.if caramel becomes too thick, stir in additional evaporated milk, a teaspoon at a time --
  • better stir this constantly while cooking.it scorches easily -- .
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