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Caramels

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Caramels
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 64
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Four simple ingredients are all you need to make these mouth-watering candies - perfect dessert for a bunch.

Ingredients

2
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
2
cups whipping cream
3/4
cup light corn syrup

Directions

  • 1 Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with butter.
  • 2 In 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat all ingredients to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil uncovered about 35 minutes, stirring frequently, until candy thermometer reads 245°F or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed.
  • 3 Immediately spread caramel mixture in baking dish. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 Cut into 8 rows by 8 rows to make 1-inch squares. Wrap candies individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store in tightly covered container.
Tips  

To make Chocolate Caramels, heat 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate with the sugar mixture.

Cut little rectangles of waxed paper ahead of time, so when you're ready to wrap, you’re ready to go!

Cutting the caramels with a kitchen scissors is quicker and easier than using a knife.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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