Hey All! Today I’m sharing another one of my favorite Christmas recipes with you all! This one was introduced to me the first year that my sister was married when her mother-in-law brought her FAMOUS caramels to Christmas! Thankfully she was kind enough to share her classic creamy caramel recipe with me!
**Post contains Affiliate links** I love that this classic creamy caramel recipe uses ingredients that I usually have on hand. The one thing that I have to plan ahead for is that I order these caramel wrappers on Amazon. The only place I’ve found some locally is Hobby Lobby and I don’t like theirs nearly as much! Also you’ll need a candy thermometer.
Classic Creamy Caramel Recipe
Grandma Sue’s Caramels are a Christmas Favorite! Be sure to have Twisting Wax Paper Squares on Hand.
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Twisting Wax Paper Squares
It’s important to have everything ready because once you start stirring you can’t stop until they’re done!
- Butter the bottom of a 9×13 cake pan
- Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan on medium heat. Add brown sugar and salt, stirring until thoroughly combines. Pour in corn syrup, mix well. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches 230-245 degrees. This may take 20-25 minutes once the milk is added. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Pour into buttered pan.
- Cool- This may take several hours, typically I cool overnight then refrigerate for 30 minutes before cutting.
- Once cooled you can take out of pan onto a cutting board or just cut in quick strikes with a knife in the pan.
- Wrap pieces in twisting wax paper.
You can cut your caramels as big or as small as you’d like. I cut mine into about 50 caramels, but you could easily cut them in half again and make 100 if you have enough wrappers.
This classic creamy caramel recipe is so amazing that anyone who tries them will be requesting them as a gift! You’ll probably end up making a few pans before the season is over! I hope you love this recipe as much as we all do!
Other Christmas Favorites:
If you like these you might also love my other timeless Christmas recipes, here are those links:
Also, if you’re looking for a fun and creative way to deliver your Christmas baking check out how I made these tins!
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