Cappuccino Caramels


This is definitely a family favorite! I think it makes 3 pounds of caramel.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 pounds


  • 1 teaspoon butter, or more as needed

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package brown sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest, or more to taste


  1. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil and grease the foil with about 1 teaspoon butter.

  2. Melt 1 cup butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, and coffee granules into the melted butter. Clip candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Cook and stir brown sugar-butter mixture over medium heat until caramel reaches 248 degrees F (120 degrees C), about 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.

  3. Stir walnuts, vanilla extract, and orange zest into caramel; pour into prepared baking dish. Let caramel cool to room temperature.

  4. Remove caramel from dish and peel aluminum foil from caramel; discard foil. Slice caramels into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 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.