This caramel recipe has been used for almost 41 years; I have yet to have any bad batches. My grandson loves them!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
60 caramels


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Grease a 12x15-inch pan; set aside. Attach a candy thermometer to a medium-size pot.

  2. Place whipping cream, white sugar, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and evaporated milk into the prepared pot. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until temperature reaches 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Remove the pot from heat.

    melted butter in pot with thermometer

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  3. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into the prepared pan; let cool completely.

    poured caramal on sheet tray

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  4. Cut caramel into 60 small squares.

    cut caramels on sheet tray

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  5. Wrap them in waxed paper for storage.

    close up view of caramel squares with wrappers


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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