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5 from 2 votes

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.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amish, Amish Caramel, Sweets
Servings: 72
Calories: 44kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When it hits 240°F remove caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  • While still warm, use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles that rise to the top. Allow to cool overnight.
  • 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.