Chocolate Covered Caramels

Recipe by SweetsLady
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 60
YIELD: 10 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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