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Caramels

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Light cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Place sugar, syrup, and 1/2 cup cream in a large, heavy saucepan; insert candy thermometer.
Heat and stir over moderate heat until sugar dissolves.
Turn heat to low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, to 238° F.
Mix in 1/2 cup cream and cook, stirring as needed to keep from sticking, to about 236° F. or until mixture forms a soft ball in cold water.
Mix in remaining 1/2 cup cream and heat, stirring constantly, until very thick and a drop firms up quickly in cold water.
Thermometer may register only 230° F. but if mixture firms up, take from heat.
Mix in salt and vanilla and pour into a buttered 8"x8"x2" pan.
Cool until just warm and score in 1" squares.
Cool thoroughly, cut in squares, and wrap individually in wax paper or cellophane.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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