Homemade Caramels for Christmas

This delicious recipe for homemade caramels at Christmastime has been passed down for generations. It's the perfect Christmas treat to pass out during Christmas caroling or enjoy as a family at home.

Homemade Caramels can also be used with melted chocolate chips to make Christmas Turtles.


- sugar - Karo syrup - vanilla - butter - whipping cream - nuts (optional)

Combine sugar, syrup, butter and 1 cup cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Step 1

Add remaining 1 cup cream slowly while you stir.

Step 2

Cook to a firm ball stage, still stirring constantly. Remove from heat. (Directions for testing firm ball stage are on recipe.) Add nuts and vanilla.

Step 3

Pour in a 9x13 pan and mark in pieces while still a little warm.  Once set up, cut out as desired.

Step 4

You can wrap in wax paper to gift, dip in chocolate to make turtles, or leave open on a plate to enjoy plain.

Step 5

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