Homemade Christmas Caramels

This yummy recipe for homemade caramel candies is a perfect Christmas treat! It has been passed down for generations in my family.

Hey y’all, Tiffany here with a recipe for homemade Christmas caramels that is from my great-grandmother and is perfect for Christmas!

I grew up with this recipe as a family tradition. My mother got it from her mother-in law (my grandmother, who gave me this pancake recipe and this canned apple pie filling recipe), who got it from her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother).

This recipe is from a group of Christmas dessert recipes that was passed down over the generations: divinity candy, caramel pecan turtles, fudge, and seven layer bars. All together, these are a great group of Christmas treats to pass out for caroling and go perfectly with The World’s Creamiest, Most Delicious Hot Chocolate (in a Slow Cooker!)

Homemade Christmas Caramels

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1cup dark Karo syrup (I used light last time and it worked fine)
  • 1 cube butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1pint whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Combine sugar, syrup, and 1 cup cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup cream slowly. Cook to a hard ball stage, still stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour in a 9×13 pan and mark in pieces while still a little warm. It’s a perfect homemade Christmas treat!

*Note: the vanilla must be added after it’s done cooking or it cooks out.

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Homemade Christmas Caramels

Homemade Christmas Caramels

This yummy recipe for homemade caramel candies is a perfect Christmas treat! It has been passed down for generations in my family.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dark Karo syrup (I used light last time and it worked fine)
  • 1 cube butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, syrup, and 1 cup cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Add 1 cup cream slowly.
  3. Cook to a hard ball stage, still stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add nuts and vanilla.
  6. Pour in a 9×13 pan and mark in pieces while still a little warm.

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