Homemade Soft Caramels

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 50 -60 pieces
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 1/2 C light corn syrup
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C butter cut into pieces
  • 1 C half and half
  • 1 small can 5 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Using a heavby gauge pan, combine sugar, corn syrup and half and half. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat. Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Add evaporated milk a little at a time.
  • Add in butter.
  • Bring back to a boil and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 243 degrees Stir now and then. Stir more the closer it gets to the desired tempeature. Mixture will thicken and turn golden brown
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Pour into 2 8 x 8 butter pans and allow to cool and set up
  • When cool, cut into pieces and wrap in wax paper.