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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Shearyah Hawkins
Recipe by  Shearyah Hawkins

“Caramel that can be made into hard candy for caramel apples or small bite size pieces, soft caramel for making chocolate covered caramel candy or even softer for a dipping sauce for fruit or ice cream substitutes. For caramel dip cook mixture to 225 F.”

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Original recipe yields 4 cups



  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1 cup non-dairy creamer. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.
  2. Combine vanilla and remaining creamer and stir, a little at a time, into caramel. For a soft caramel, remove from heat and pour into a buttered 8x8 inch dish. For a hard candy or caramel apple coating, continue cooking until mixture reaches hard ball stage, 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.

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Joseph Ogg

Joseph Ogg

First time I've made any candy, or anything close to it. I didn't have any creamer, so I actually used powdered coffee creamer with water. It came out great! I used it to drizzle on cappucino from my new expresso maker. MmmmM!



I used International Delight Hershey's chocolate caramel flavored coffee creamer. I also used 1/2 C brown sugar. The taste is GREAT! The first time the caramel came out too soft, so I put it back in the pot and reboiled. It came out fine. (I never could get it to ball and flatten like the directions say.) Tip: use a bigger pot than you think! It expands and bubbles quite a bit, and if it overflows on the oven it's a real pain to get off. Also, be sure to butter the wax paper very well, or it will stick. Next time I'll spoon the mixture onto little pieces of wax paper before it cools. (Maybe buttered waxed paper in mini muffin tins would work?) This way you don't have the pain of cutting it and getting that waxed paper off before wrapping the individual pieces.



Excellent! Being lactose intollerant, I cannot have the caramel that is sold in the stores. There is very little difference between this recipe and the store bought caramel.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 273 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 64.5 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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