Recipe courtesy of Gesine Bullock-Prado

Caramels

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 36 pieces
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Ingredients

1 cup maple syrup

1 cup brown sugar 

1 cup heavy cream 

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 

1/2 cup corn syrup 

1 teaspoon salt 

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Nonstick cooking spray, for the knife

Directions

Special equipment:
a candy thermometer
  1. Combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, cream, condensed milk, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches 245 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Take from the heat and stir in the butter. Pour into a 6-inch square baking pan lined with parchment and allow to cool and set about 3 hours.
  2. Take the caramel from the pan and, using a very sharp knife gently sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, cut the caramels into squares and wrap in wax paper or candy wrappers (see Cook's Note). Store in a cool dry place.

Cook’s Note

If the caramel feels too soft when cutting, put it into the freezer for 30 minutes, then finish cutting.