Intro: Grandma's Super Easy Caramel Chews
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
3 quart pan
Cookie sheet with raised edges
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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