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Caramels! Recipe

Looking for an easy Caramels! recipe? Learn how to make Caramels! using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kaelovescupcakes

Makes 64 servings



From www.bitemythumb.wordpress.com

Recipe Ingredients for Caramels!

1 cup half and half
5 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water

Recipe Directions for Caramels!

  1. Line an 8 inch-by-8 inch baking pan with parchment that has been lightly buttered and set on a cooling rack.

  2. Heat the cream, butter, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan until boiling. Doing this with a bowl in a microwave also works just fine. Remove from heat/microwave and set to the side.

  3. In a medium/large saucepan with tall sides combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all the sugar is dissolved. Keep cooking this syrup and swirl it occasionally, but don?t mix it! You run the risk of the crystals coming out of solution if you stir too much, or even at all. Do this until the syrup has taken on a light golden color. I describe it as ?blonde? for some reason.

  4. Now stir in the cream mixture carefully. It?ll bubble up and splatter quite a bit, so use a long-handled spoon or wear oven mitts and long sleeves. That sugar is really hot and could actually burn you pretty badly. Keep stirring it and testing it with the cold water method mentioned above. When the caramel you drop into the bowl forms a chewy lump that yields to pressure, take the saucepan off the heat and pour everything into the lined baking pan. (Note: Resist the urge to scrap everything out of the saucepan. For some long-winded chemistry-related reasons, this does not bode well for your caramels, so don?t do it!)

  5. Let the pan sit until the caramel has cooled completely and then cut them into pieces with a buttered knife and wrap in wax paper. Enjoy!

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 11.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
35
Calories from Fat
12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
8mg
0%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
5.8g
2%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
0.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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