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Amish Caramels

Soft, chewy, and melt in your mouth Amish caramel is the perfect candy to set out for guests or gift giving. With only a few staple ingredients and a little bit of time, homemade candy has never been easier.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword amish, Amish Caramel, Sweets
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 72
Calories 44 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the sugar, corn syrup, butter, and ¼ cup of cream. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  3. While continuing to stir, add the remaining cream. Insert a candy thermometer and while constantly stirring, bring to the soft ball stage. Around 240°F, the sugar syrup will turn transparent and boil rapidly.
  4. When it hits 240°F remove caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  5. While still warm, use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles that rise to the top. Allow to cool overnight.
  6. Use a thin knife or small offset spatula to loosen the caramel block from the pan. Transfer the block to a cutting board and cut into desired size and shape. Wrap individually in wax paper if desired.