Chewy Caramel


Rich, chewy caramel candy to individually wrap or use in other candy making.

high angle looking at a bunch of caramel squares
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 pound


  • 1 cup butter or margarine

  • 1 pound light brown sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, condensed milk, corn syrup, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of the mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Cook for 2 minutes at that temperature. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.

  2. Meanwhile, butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  3. When the caramel is ready, pour it into the buttered pan. Allow it to cool completely at room temperature.

  4. Remove from the pan and cut into squares using scissors. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper or cellophane.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
7g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 66mg 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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