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Chocolate Caramel Candy Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Candy

Make creamy homemade chocolate caramels for the holidays.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. butter

Preparation -
Place the sugars, corn syrup, half and half and chocolate in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 250° F on a candy thermometer (firm ball stage). Remove from heat. Stir in the butter until it melts. Stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture into a buttered 8" x 8" x 2" pan. Cool, then cut into small squares. Wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap. Store in a cool, dry place.

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