4-Ingredient Homemade Caramel Candy Recipe Melts In Your Mouth by Annette Jett

4-Ingredient Homemade Caramel Candy Recipe Melts In Your Mouth

Homemade caramels are a perfect bite of sweet goodness. This easy caramel candy recipe is really easy to make and is the perfect holiday food gift. 

These melt-in-your-mouth caramels have just four simple ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make for dessert. No kidding! Here's what you need: brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. The nuts are optional. 

Serve these gluten-free and low-sodium caramel treats for dessert or as a sweet snack anytime you have a craving.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • To use this as a sauce, melt a half sheet of the finished caramels with 1 to 2 cups heavy cream and whisk over low heat. Use it over cakes, ice cream or your favorite desserts.
  • For gift giving, wrap each caramel in a small square of parchment paper.

Here's how you make it:

  1. To a heavy saucepan, add the brown sugar and butter. Stir constantly over medium heat until melted. 
  2. Add the corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Cook, stirring, until temperature reaches 238 degrees F (use a candy thermometer).
  3. Pour mixture onto a buttered cookie sheet. Cool and cut into desired sizes.
  4. To add nuts, line the pan with some chopped nuts before you pour.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 105

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 1.9g

Cholesterol: 9mg

Sodium: 13mg

Total Carbohydrate: 19.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 15.9g

Protein: 0.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 31mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 42mg

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Donna John
Yum, Annette Jett! My daughter loves caramel. Plan to make her a batch soon!
Tiffany Zook
Can you substitute maple syrup instead of using corn syrup?
My favorite sweets are milk.
Chef Gigi
I'm so making this. But by the time I get around to wrapping them they might all be in my belly!

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