Werthers worthy candy recipe!!

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have always had a bit of an obsession with candy. I could live without chocolate, or ice cream, but not candy. So I do like to try out new recipes when I find them.
Today, the kids and I are going to try making homemade caramels.
I have modified a couple recipes to form the following recipe. You will need the following ingredients:
Honey, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, butter, table cream, and coarse salt.

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The first step is to mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of corn syrup, 1/2 cup of honey and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract in a big pot.

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Heat it on medium until it has melted. It starts looking like this…

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As it boils, it changes colour and consistency….

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While you are waiting, cut the butter up into small cubes…great job for your helpers!

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In a separate pot, heat a cup of cream to a simmer.

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Then, melt the butter by adding it to the boiling sugar mixture.

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Then, after all the butter has melted, mmmmm…pour in cream, mmmmm…

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Then let it boil until it reaches 260 degrees. Or the hard ball stage.

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Look at how the colour has changed…

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Let it sit in the pot for a couple minutes.

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Then, pour onto cookie a sheet lined with wax paper.

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Wait a few minutes and sprinkle with salt. I used coarse salt, trust me, the salt is the best part!

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Then, once it has cooled, crack it into pieces.

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Yummy! My advice is to be careful when storing. I don’t think I let the temperature get quite high enough because if I stack these on top of each other, like in the picture, they end up being a solid piece. So, I have to put wax paper in between layers. But, they taste delicious!

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9 responses »

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  2. Can u email me the list of ingredients and the amounts of each. You still never posted them nor said how much butter is needed. I have a neice that loves werther carmels so i would love to try these for her

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