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Choice Caramels Recipe

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This recipe for Choice Caramels, by , is from Prairie Life in 2009, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Aunt Lucile
Added: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. syrup
1/2 c. butter
1 pint thick cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Put sugar, syrup, butter and half of cream in tall sauce pan over medium-high heat and stir until it boils thoroughly. Stir in gradually, so as not to stop boiling, the other half of cream. Stirring constantly, let boil until it reaches 234 (soft ball) by candy thermometer. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla and turn candy into well buttered pans. When nearly cold, cut into squares and wrap in waxed paper.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Christmas isn't Christmas in our family without Aunt Lucile's caramels. There were many times when Aunt Lucile's caramels didn't "set," so we ate it by the spoonful out of the pan. Who cared about calories when you were out on the farm and had lots of things to do outside to burn calories!

Today, I use cream from Red & Liz to make butter, then add their fresh cream to make these caramels. I'm pretty sure Aunt Lucile did the same thing. The caramels seem to taste better than when I used to make this recipe using "store-bought" butter and whipping cream in a cardboard carton.

 

 

 

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