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Caramels

February 22, 2011

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These are the best caramels that you will EVER taste!!

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Butter a jelly roll pan and place it on a folded towel on your counter.

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1 cup margarine or butter

Melt butter in large pan.

Add the following:

1  1/2 cups dark corn syrup

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1  1/4 cups light corn syrup

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1/4 cup maple syrup

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2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups 1/2 & 1/2

Add syrups, whipping cream and 1/2 & 1/2.

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Cook on medium/high heat until it boils.

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4 cups sugar

Add sugar slowly, stirring constantly.

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Using a candy thermometer, stir constantly until it reaches between 240 – 245 degrees.

NOTE:  This temperature is VERY important.  If it doesn’t reach 230 degrees, the caramels will be too gooey.  If it goes over 245 degrees, the caramels will be hard.

It starts out really runny and as it gets hotter, it starts to thicken and the amount will decrease.  This takes about an hour and 15 minutes total….stirring the entire time.

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Remove from heat.  Add vanilla.

1 tsp. vanilla

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Pour into prepared pan.

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Cool completely.  This takes many hours.  Make sure caramel is completely cool before you cut them.

Cut and wrap caramels in waxed paper.

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Makes about 250 of the best caramels you will EVER eat!

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Recipe Source:  Revised from Barbara A.

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

CARAMELS

1 cup margarine or butter

1  1/2 cups dark corn syrup

1  1/4 cups light corn syrup

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups 1/2 & 1/2

4 cups sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Butter a jelly roll pan and place it on a folded towel on your counter.

Melt butter in large pan.

Add syrups, whipping cream and 1/2 & 1/2.

Cook on medium/high heat until it boils.

Add sugar slowly, stirring constantly.

Stir constantly until it reaches between 240 – 245 degrees.

Remove from heat.  Add vanilla

Pour into prepared pan.  Cool.

Cut and wrap caramels in waxed paper.

Makes about 250 of the best caramels you will EVER eat!

Recipe Source:  Revised from Barbara A.

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