Melt in the Mouth Caramels

These caramels are from a 1974 cookbook, and are just delicious!

1 Cup butter or margarine

1 Pound Brown Sugar

Dash of Salt

1 Cup Light Corn Syrup

1 -14oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined. Stir in corn syrup and mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.  Cook and stir over medium heat until candy reaches firm stage (245′ on candy thermometer) Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a buttered 9 inch square pan. Cool and cut into squares. Wrap with wax paper.

(This recipe makes two and a half pounds of caramel.  It’s great for a treat for an event, but makes a lot of caramel for just one family.  It’s really good and chewy!)

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