Easy Homemade Caramels
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 pieces
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white/clear Karo syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients above in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the temperature reaches 242 degrees (or a firm ball stage).  A firm ball stage is achieved by dropping a little caramel into a cold cup of ice water.  If it's ready it will make a firm ball. Add one cup of nuts, if desired.
  2. Pour into a buttered 9 by 9-inch pan. Let it sit overnight on the counter. Cut into squares and wrap in waxed paper or place in tiny foil cups (similar to cupcake holders). Makes about 50-one inch pieces.