Monthly Archives: March 2013

The best homemade caramel ever!

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I stumbled upon this awesome recipe for caramel the other day, and thought I’d give it a try and oh  boy is it fantastic! I wish I had taken pictures… oh well will next time, and yes there will definitely be a next time.

amazing homemade caramel candy

“Once you go homemade, you never go back.

I love the process of making homemade caramel. Getting the caramel started, pulling out a bowlful along the way to use as homemade caramel dip, then dipping apples just a little bit further along the way. Then reaching the end, where it’s ready to be candy, real homemade caramel, the heavenly stuff. For a week after I’ve made caramel I melt one piece of caramel in each cup of hot cocoa I have. Try it. You’ll like it.”

Get the recipe here!!

It doesn’t even take a lot of ingredients.

Homemade Caramel (or caramel dip)
Yield: about 60 caramels
Prep and cook time: 1 hour (not including time to cut and wrap caramels, save extra time for that)

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, unsalted
1 cup light corn syrup (11.5 oz)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (or substitute two cups half and half or light cream, I almost always use sweetened condensed milk b/c makes for shorter cooking time)
2 1/4 cup brown sugar (14.5 oz.), white sugar is also okay, but I prefer brown
1 tsp. vanilla

It’s even good for making caramel apples!!

how to make a caramel candy apple with nuts

If you love caramel, you should definitely check this out 😀