Great for making at Christmas!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white Karo syrup
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
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  • 4 tsp. vanilla


In heavy duty 3 or 4 qt. pan, combine all ingredients except vanilla. Mix and stir constantly until 248 degrees F (Use candy thermometer). Once it boils, turn heat down a little, but keep it boiling. Then add vanilla and pour into buttered oblong glass pan; let cool. While it is still slightly warm in center, remove from pan onto a cutting board. Use a spatula to loosen sides from pan and help it let go of the dish. Lay out on board and cut strips off 3/4 inch and then into 3/4 inch size squares. Wrap each piece in wax paper.

By Robin from Washington, IA

December 19, 20080 found this helpful

I make these every year for gifts and people always wait for them! They are a huge hit! My recipes uses a pint of whipping cream and no corn syrup. makes them really creamy tasting! (so i hear because i don't eat dairy) :)

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December 28, 20080 found this helpful

This sounds delicious. But . . . . . . What is Karo syrup please, and if I can't get it in Australia (I've never seen it here) is there a substitute.

Thank you.

Leah from Down Under.

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Great Valentine's candy! Love homemade caramels!


  • 1 cup white corn syrup
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Cook syrup, sugar and 1 cup of cream to soft ball stage. Add second cup of cream and cook to soft ball. Add third cup of cream and cook to caramel stage, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and pour into buttered jellyroll pan. Do not scrape pan. Cut and wrap individually. Mixture can be poured over nuts, if desired. Store in a cool place.


Servings: varies
Prep Time: varies
Cooking Time: varies

By Robin from Washington, IA

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