The Holiday season is fast approaching and I can not think of anything that would be as perfect of a gift as my friend Pat Bogue’s homemade caramels! I have made these before and they are by far superior to anything you can buy in the stores. Make these and give them out as gifts this Holiday season – but be sure to save enough for you! Special shoutout and thanks to my friend Pat Bogue for allowing me to share her “famous” recipe. Thanks again Pat!
2 sticks (8 oz.) butter
1 one pound box brown sugar
1 cup Karo light syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can Eagle-brand milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Start by greasing a 9×13-inch baking pan with butter.
In a heavy saucepan melt and combine 2 sticks butter, brown sugar, light syrup and salt.
Pour in Eagle-brand milk and stir to combine. Stir this mixture constantly over medium heat until the mixture reaches 245 degrees F.
Remove from heat and add in pure vanilla extract.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Allow to cool at room temperature. Cut the caramels to the desired size and wrap individually in wax paper. If cut into bite-size pieces this recipe makes between 120 and 130 pieces.
Share and enjoy!
Photo by: Pat Bogue
A note on the brown sugar: A pound of brown sugar – contains about 3 1/2 cups when loose and about 2 1/4 cups when packed.