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DESSERT

Melt in the Mouth Caramels, American

Ingredients
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
Preparation Instructions

Melt butter in a heavy 3-quart sauce pan. Add brown sugar and salt. Sit until thoroughly combined. Stir in light corn syrup, mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches firm ball stage (245˚ on candy thermometer), about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered 9x9x12 inch pan. Cool and cut into squares. Makes about 2 ½ lbs.

Contributed by Mrs. Curtiss Mueller, 1960

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