Caramels

9 Aug

I found a post on Facebook today, all about how honey and cinnamon are the cure-alls for just about anything that ails you. Someday, someone is going to make an incredible break though declaring caramel and chocolate to be the single two ingredients needed for good health and world peace.

I stink at making candy, but, turns out, my husband is pretty good at it. The trick is to follow the advice of your thermometer. Don’t try to guess (it doesn’t work out…trust me) – and if you don’t have a thermometer, well then go out and get one. And make caramel…lots of caramel. World peace, remember?

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Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup corn syrup

1 cup evaporated milk

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1 cup butter

1 1/4 tsp vanilla

Grease a 12×15 inch pan. In a medium-size pot, combine sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk, whipping cream, and butter. Monitor the heat of the mixture with a candy thermometer while stirring. When the thermometer reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) remove the pot from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan and let the mixture cool completely. When cooled cut the Carmel into small squares and wrap them in wax paper for storage.

*Original recipe found here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Caramels/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=caramels&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=%2f404.aspx

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