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Easy Soft Caramel Recipe - No Candy Thermometer Needed

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These easy soft caramels can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. You do not need a candy thermometer to make these caramels and they literally melt in your mouth!
EASY 4 INGREDIENT SOFT CARAMELS (NO CANDY THERMOMETER REQUIRED)
INGREDIENTS
1½ sticks butter
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
optional: coarse sea salt, ½ teaspoon vanilla (see note)
INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium sauce add butter and sugar and stir over medium heat until melted. Stir in corn syrup and condensed milk.
Bring to a boil and then decrease to simmer 7-10 minutes or until mixture achieves deep golden color, stirring constantly. (*For lower altitudes, simmer time may need to be reduced 2-3 minutes, watch carefully for coloring!) - See update below recipe!
Pour caramel into a foil-lined 8x8 inch pan and allow to cool completely. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired.
When completely cooled, cut into squares and wrap in wax paper.
NOTES
*makes about 20-30 caramels (depending on how large you cut them)
**recipe prep time does not include cooling time which may be 1-2 hours
***for additional richness and flavor, you can stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla after removing the caramel from the heat and before pouring it into your prepared pan. sprinkle coarse sea salt on top of caramels for a boost of rich salted caramel flavor!

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