Blue Ribbon Creamy Caramels


These creamy caramels are melt-in-your-mouth perfection! This recipe is an old family favorite!! My mom earned many blue ribbons through through the years at our local county fair!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
50 caramels


  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided

  • ¾ cup corn syrup

  • cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Spray a large loaf pan or 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Stir white sugar, 3/4 cup cream, corn syrup, butter, vinegar, and salt together in a heavy pot; bring to a boil. Stir in remaining cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until caramel is 244 degrees F (117 degrees C), or until a small amount of caramel dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool briefly.

  3. Stir walnuts and vanilla extract into caramel; pour caramel into prepared baking dish. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Turn baking dish over onto a flat work surface to remove cooled caramel from dish; cut caramel into serving pieces.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute any nut for the chopped walnuts, if desired. Wrap finished caramels in cellophane candy wrappers, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 33mg 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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