Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Caramels

Christmas wouldn't be the same without homemade caramels.  I make these every year with this same recipe.  The recipe came from my cookbook "Christmas Recipes from the Lion House."  I love the Lion House cookbooks.

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
dash of salt

Combine ingredients in heavy pan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon.  Keep at rolling boil and cook till soft ball forms in cold water (about 15 minutes).   Pour into buttered 7x11 inch pan.  Cool, then cut into squares and wrap each piece in wax paper.  Makes about 75 piece of candy.

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