Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Creamy Orange Caramels
Prep : 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Makes about 2-1/2 pounds (80 pieces)
1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter , divided
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 . Line an 11-inch x 7-inch with foil , grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter .
2 . In a large heavy saucepan , combine the sugar , corn syrup and remaining butter . Bring to a boil over medium heat , stirring constantly . Reduce heat to medium-low ; boil gently withour stirring for 4 minutes .
3 . Remove from the heat ; gradually stir in milk . Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 244* (firm ball stage) . Remove from the heat ; stir in orange and vanilla extracts . Immediately pour into prepared dish (withour scraping the saucepan) . Let stand until firm .
4 . Using foil , lift out candy ; remove foil . Using a buttered knife , cut caramel into 1-inch pieces . Wrap candies individually in waxed paper ; twist ends .
This candy recipe is so easy and everyone will love it .