Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BLOGGING EVENT: Midweek Morsels


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I just cooked some homemade caramels that are so yummy! They taste like MacIntosh Toffee. Does anyone else remember them in the red boxes? The perfect mix of chewy and creamy - a little bit of filling-pullers, but worth it.
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Creamy Caramels
2 cups white sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 C blend, divided(half and half)
1 tsp vanilla
1 C butter or margarine (I used butter, may as well go all the way)

Line a 9 X 13 pan with foil and then butter lightly (I used cooking spray)
Combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1 C of the blend in a large Dutch oven, heat over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, then slowly add the remaining blend. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches 260 F, hard-ball stage. This may take about 30 minutes. [candy thermometer is a must!] Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and butter. Stir hard about 5 minutes! Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Remove foil from pan and cut into 1" squares and wrap in waxed paper. Makes 9 - 10 dozen.

5 comments:

Court said...

Mmmm that sounds delicious!

(And yes, I totally remember the MacIntosh Toffee!)

Pam said...

I love homemade caramels!

Lori L said...

Yum! My aunt used to make the most delicious caramels but I've never tried to make them. Looks like it's now time to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kristina said...

That sounds fantastic!! Thanks!!

raidergirl3 said...

court - I wonder if they are Canadian? I remember having them at my grandmothers house.

pam - so yummy! they turned out a bit harder to cut, but still got soft and chewy once they are in the mouth.

lori l - they are pretty easy to make, with a candy thermometer. I have to use a thermometer.

kristina - give them a try!