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Walnut Caramels

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Ingredients
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 16 Ounce (packed)
  Light cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

• Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter the foil. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on the bottom of the foil-lined pan; set pan aside.
• In a heavy 3-quart saucepan melt the 1 cup butter over low heat. Add the brown sugar, light cream, and corn syrup; mix well. Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. This should take 6 to 8 minutes. Avoid splashing the mixture on sides of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to sides of pan.
• Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, till candy thermometer registers 248°, firm-ball stage. Mixture should boil at a moderate, steady rate over the entire surface. Reaching firm-ball stage should take 45 to 55 minutes.
• Remove saucepan from heat; remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Immediately stir in vanilla Quickly pour the caramel mixture over the nuts in the prepared pan.
• When caramel is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan. Use a buttered knife to cut candy into 1-inch squares. Wrap each piece in clear plastic wrap.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Ingredient: 
Walnut

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