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
1 cup butter
2 1/4 cup brown sugar
Dash of Salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan
Add brown sugar and salt, stirring until thoroughly combined.
Pour in corn syrup and mix well.
Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
Cook and stir over heat until candy reaches 245 degrees (about 15-20 minutes)
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Pour into a buttered 9″x9″x2″ pan.
When cooled cut into pieces with quick strikes.
Wrap pieces individually in 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!
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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!