Homemade Caramels: An Easy and Irresistible Fresh Confection

If you have ever been to a confectionary where they make the candy on the premises– often right before your eyes– you know the importance of fresh-made candy. Candy making is a skill that takes a lot of practice, but some confections such as homemade caramels are surprisingly easy to make and well worth the effort.

Homemade Caramels: An Easy and Irresistible Fresh Confection

It’s true that candy stores caramels will remain tasty for a long time after being made, but there is a wow factor with the just-made stuff that adds to the experience and makes these places worth visiting and worth spending a little bit extra; however, if you only knew how easy it was to get that fresh-made caramels at home anytime you want and how little it would cost you, you would be setting up shop right in your own kitchen.

Before You Start

Before you attempt to make homemade caramels in your kitchen, it’s critical that you purchase a candy thermometer. You just need to be able to clamp it onto your saucepan. Tracking the temp of your boiling candy is crucial when making this recipe.

Holiday Recipe

Homemade Caramels are the perfect candy to make around the holidays. They are wonderful to have around the house for a quick pick-me-up. Once you know how to make these, the homemade caramels make a perfect base for other candies. You can add walnuts or pecans and melted chocolate to create your own freshly made turtles. it all starts with that delicious, chewy, and stretchy caramel that you make at home in your very own kitchen.

Cutting Your Homemade Caramel

When you cut your caramel into pieces, make sure you get a nice clean cut. Carefully consider the size of the pieces or the quantity of caramels you want to have. Then cut a grid using the tip of a very sharp knife. Start in the back and then pull the knife toward you, cutting strips out of the sheet of caramel. Then rotate the sheet and cut again at your desired thickness.

Homemade Caramels Recipe

  • Serves: Makes 40
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 4.5 cups of white sugar
  • 1.5 light corn syrup
  • 3 cups of whipping cream

Material Needed

  • Wax paper to roll
  • 9×12 pan
  • Candy Thermometer

How To Make The Homemade Caramels

  • 1. Melt sugar and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • 2. Melt butter and mix with whipping cream.
  • 3. Mix very slowly into the boiling mixture ¼ cup at a time. Stir continuously.
  • 4. Bring back to a boil and boil until temperature reaches 240 F.
  • 5. Pour caramels into a 9×12 pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  • 6. Place in fridge overnight.
  • 7. Cut into pieces and then wrap in wax paper.
Homemade Caramels Recipe

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Homemade Caramels: An Easy and Irresistible Fresh Confection

HOMEMADE CARAMELS RECIPE

Candy making is a skill that takes a lot of practice, but some confections such as homemade caramels are surprisingly easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 40 caramels

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 4.5 cups of white sugar
  • 1.5 light corn syrup
  • 3 cups of whipping cream

Instructions
 

  • Melt sugar and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Melt butter and mix with whipping cream.
  • Mix very slowly into the boiling mixture ¼ cup at a time. Stir continuously.
  • Bring back to a boil and boil until temperature reaches 240 F.
  • Pour caramels into a 9×12 pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  • Place in fridge overnight.
  • Cut into pieces and then wrap in wax paper.

Notes

MATERIAL NEEDED
  1. Wax paper to roll
  2. 9×12 pan
  3. Candy Thermometer
Keyword candy, caramels, homemade caramels
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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