Chocolate Covered Caramels

Chocolate Covered Caramels

81 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 25 m
Cheryl Johnson
Recipe by  Cheryl Johnson

“These caramels are easy and WONDERFUL for anytime of the year! Everyone loves them! I can't make enough of them. You can omit the chocolate and just have wonderful caramels.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 120 pieces

Directions

  1. Grease an 8 x 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a heavy 4 quart saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add brown sugar, corn syrup and milk. Stirring constantly, heat to 242 to 248 degrees F (116 to 120 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. When caramel has cooled and set, cut into 1 inch squares. Chill in refrigerator until firm.
  4. Melt chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
  5. Dip caramel squares in chocolate and place on wax paper to cool.

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Reviews (81)

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MADSISTER
79

MADSISTER

Delicious candies! Home-made is always best, and nowhere is this more true than with candy. These remind me of the trademark Rolos chocolate caramels, only these, of course, are better. Having made this recipe several times over the last few months however, I wondered why I had such trouble melting the butter/chocolate mixture and keeping it workable while I finished dipping the caramels. The chocolate would stiffen far too quickly, and getting it back to a workable consistency was more difficult the second time round. I decided to read the reviews in an effort to discover what I might be doing wrong and though my particular problem wasn't mentioned, I did read of one reviewer who suggested eliminating the butter from the chocolate mixture. I hoped this would solve my problem and voila! I was not disappointed; the unadulterated chocolate mixture was now smooth and creamy and remained workable for a longer period of time. Butter or no however, I'd recommend having a little more than a pound of chocolate on hand. I've never managed to get by with only a pound. I use Callebaut milk chocolate chips for this recipe and others and am never disappointed. A good quality chocolate should be used because its flavour and texture are superior to that of cheaper varieties. To keep costs down, I purchase Callebaut milk chocolate in the bulk section of my grocery store. This recipe will always have a place in my recipe box. Thanks Cheryl!

LAJY
54

LAJY

I have never made caramels before, but this recipe was easy to follow and the results were fantastic. Dipping each caramel in chocoloate seemed like too much work for me, so I poured half of the caramel in the pan, sprinkled a layer of semi-sweet chocolate chips and poured the rest of the caramel over it. A fraction of the work with all the flavor!

Sinopa2
50

Sinopa2

Just a note for folks who say it came out grainy - be vigilant with wiping down the sides of the pan! Using the canned milk makes crystalization less likely, but caramels are still prone... so get out your wet pastry brush or wet paper towels and WIPE ALL THE TIME to stop the crystals.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (120 total)

  • Calories
  • 63 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 8.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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