Blue Ribbon Creamy Caramels
These creamy caramels are melt-in-your-mouth perfection! This recipe is an old family favorite!! My mom earned many blue ribbons through through the years at our local county fair!
- Serves: 50 persons
- cooking spray (such as Pam®)
- 2cups white sugar
- 1½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- ¾cup corn syrup
- ⅓cup butter
- 1teaspoon white vinegar
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 1cup chopped walnuts
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 1Spray a large loaf pan or 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Step 2Stir white sugar, 3/4 cup cream, corn syrup, butter, vinegar, and salt together in a heavy pot; bring to a boil. Stir in remaining cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until caramel is 244 degrees F (117 degrees C), or until a small amount of caramel dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool briefly.
Step 3Stir walnuts and vanilla extract into caramel; pour caramel into prepared baking dish. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Turn baking dish over onto a flat work surface to remove cooled caramel from dish; cut caramel into serving pieces.