The Best Homemade Caramel Candy
Amaze your friends with a spectacular homemade gift. These tasty caramel candies are sure to wow anyone lucky enough to receive them. Read more on Foodal!
  • 1 1/2cups sugar
  • 1/2cup corn syrup
  • 1cup cream
  • 1stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • Flavorings like bourbon, tea, coffee, spices, lemon peel, etc.(optional)
  1. If you want to flavor your caramel candies, start by steeping the flavoring in the cream. Pour the cream into a medium-size pot with the flavoring of your choice. Heat on medium until the cream scalds. Then remove from heat and let cool. Strain the cream and set aside.
  2. In a large, clean pot, combine the sugar and corn syrup. If you’re not completely comfortable making caramel, add a couple tablespoons of warm water and stir to begin dissolving the sugar.
  3. Cook the sugar over high heat until it bubbles and turns light brown. Do not stir!
  4. Once the sugar is brown, turn off the heat and whisk vigorously while pouring in the cream. It will bubble up significantly, so be careful!
  5. Add the butter and whisk until melted.
  6. Turn the heat back on to medium and cook until the caramel reaches 240°F, whisking every 3 minutes.
  7. Once the mixture hits 240°F, turn off the heat and whisk vigorously to cool. Pour onto a small sheet tray lined with parchment or aluminum foil and let cool completely.