Grandma's Super Easy Caramel Chews





Introduction: Grandma's Super Easy Caramel Chews

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My grandma (Lois Wilbert)  has taught me how to make these through the years. These candies taste like Werther's Hard Caramels. You can also dip apples on a stick into liquid for caramel apples. (There will be a lot!!!) Shout out to Jeanna Livingston for telling me to post this.

Step 1: What You Need

What you will need:


3 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup cream
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margerine
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
More butter

Useful Tools:

3 quart pan
Candy thermometer
Cookie sheet with raised edges
Pizza Cutter
Wax paper

Step 2: Liquid Sugar = Caramel!

In your pan, combine sugar, corn syrup, cream, butter (margarine), and salt. Put in probe of candy thermometer about 1 inch from bottom. Slowly bring to a boil. Stir until sugar boils. (when sugar boils DON'T stir anymore!!!!!).Use a pastry brush dipped in water to brush the sides if any sugar starts to crystallize on the side of the pot. Gently swirl the boiling sugar througout the boiling process. Cook to hard ball stage(250F°-266F°) Add in vanilla. Pour immediately into buttered dish. Allow to completely cool.

Step 3: Shape

When cooled, cut into squares with oiled pizza cutter. (Optional: Roll into logs. They are easier to wrap.) Wrap them in wax paper. store at room temperature in a nice bowl.




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    is it possible to use half + half??? i dont wanna run to the store again .-.

    any way I can leave out the corn syrup?I never have that stuff.

    try to make your own it is really easy to make just sugar, water, and cream of tartar just search it up on google "how to make homemade corn syrup"

    Or, search it up on INSTRUCTABLES duuuuhhhh ;D

    DOH! hahahahaha

    well i tried that before nothing came up only recipes that say to use cornsyrup so that why i used google next
    "if instructibles fails, there is alway google"

    Try honey. I myself have never tried it. But the chemistry says why wouldn't it work?