EASY Milk Caramels

"sounds really good! Right? 8)"
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Ready In:
1 pan




  • Heat the sugar with syrup in 1 cup of milk.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Then cook to 246-248 or firm ball stage.
  • Stir occasionally, slowly adding the 2nd cup of milk.
  • Repeat cooking process.
  • Add remaining milk, butter & salt.
  • Cook to 246-248 (until a ball in cold water is firm as desired for firmness in caramels). Remove from heat; add in the vanilla extract.
  • Immediately pour into a buttered pan.
  • Let cool before cutting into squares.

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  1. Sparkling
    This recipe worked GREAT to make some home-made Turtle bars. It was just the right consistency. I buttered a glass pan, covered the bottom in pecans, poured the hot caramel over them, and then topped them with chocolate chips. The hot caramel melted the chips. I spread them out and let it cool. Wonderful!
  2. peppywalt
    Delicious! I added coconut and poured it over a very large sugar cookie then drizzled melted chocolate over the top. Wish I had pecans, but it would not have improved the very good caramel! I poured some by itself into a saucer- very good! Thanks for the recipe
  3. hnf16019
    I made an account just to write a review for this. I'm an experienced candy maker and this recipe is AWFUL. The mixture bubbles *insanely* - I had to transfer it to another pot...AND then to another one! I followed the directions to the T and I have a big pot of definitely-not-caramel. I dirtied 3 pans, wasted ingredients, and dirtied measuring cups for nothing. I have never experienced such with any other caramel recipe!
  4. je1nnalk
    I dipped these in chocolate. Delicious!<br/>I would recommend putting tin foil rather than butter in the bottom of the pan. I had to fight for awhile to get it out.
  5. Candace Michelle 2
    Im new to candy making, so I had hoped this would be easy but it wasn't as easy as I thought. Took forever. By themselves they are pretty plain. Wish I would have ready Sparkling's review so I could have made them as turtles.


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