The Redneck's Best Caramels

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter a square pan and line it with foil. Butter the foil as well.
  • Combine ingredients in a heavy pan except vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 248 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into the pan and set on a wire rack. Cool completely. Turn out and cut into squares and wrap in waxed paper.
  • For caramel apples: Wash and dry apples completely (air dry is best) and stick the sticks into the BOTTOM of the apples. They will sit better if you stick them from the bottom instead of the top. Make the caramel and dip the apples and sit them on buttered waxed paper. I tried parchment paper and it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. I always eat any excess caramel with a spoon~a yummy treat for the hard-working chef!
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