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Aunt Emily's Soft Caramels

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These buttery soft caramels have been a popular favorite forever.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
10 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
3 hrs
Recipe Servings


2 cups sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup milk

1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla


Butter 13x9-inch pan; set aside.

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in heavy 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil.

Continue cooking, 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 244°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball.

Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Cool completely. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Cut into 1 1/2x1-inch pieces; wrap candies in plastic food wrap. Store refrigerated.


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