Grandma's Super Easy Caramel Chews

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Introduction: Grandma's Super Easy Caramel Chews

About: I am from the land of Louisville, Kentucky locked in a tower high above the clouds! When I'm not in school, I am always creating something. It's just me! I don't do things the "recommended" way. I just get out…


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:

Ingredients:

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
Spoon

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.

Enjoy

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    138 Comments

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    cupcakepopcorn234
    cupcakepopcorn234

    3 years ago

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

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    Starleaf
    Starleaf

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bowow0807
    bowow0807

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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"

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    bowow0807
    bowow0807

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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"

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    garrettg
    garrettg

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    wmkcross
    wmkcross

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Substitutes for corn syrup GOLDEN SYRUP RICE SYRUP BARLEY MALT SYRUP ALFALFA HONEY .....If making a caramel, and a recipe calls for corn syrup, you can substitute a dash of lemon juice or cream of tartar, which performs nearly the same function.

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    suayres
    suayres

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    There's a very good reason for the corn syrup: it keeps the sugar in the caramel from crystallizing and ruining your recipe. I don't like using it myself, as my daughter is violently allergic to corn and it's many products. You could try making it without, but it's risky.

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    MsMissyG
    MsMissyG

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You can use Tapioca Syrup ...if you can find it.

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    suayres
    suayres

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I believe you can also use Lyle's Golden Syrup. You can find it at larger grocery stores. What you need is some form of invert sugar.

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    katebetak
    katebetak

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i think you can use honey instead. hopefully it wont be that different! :) hope this helps.

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    armywife89
    armywife89

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hi I tried the recipe and mine turned out beige instead or caramel did I do something wrong

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    qwety_u
    qwety_u

    Reply 4 years ago

    they ARE caramel.

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    MathB2
    MathB2

    5 years ago

    I loved hw it tastes thank u for sharing the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!