The Pin Junkie: Homemade Old-Fashioned Caramels

Homemade Old-Fashioned Caramels

Homemade Old-Fashioned Caramels
homemade caramels

Have you ever made your own candy?  It can be somewhat intimidating especially if you've never done it before, but his recipe is so easy you don't even need a candy thermometer!  This recipe is from Stacy at Not Just A Housewife.  Stacy says this is her mom's recipe that she's been using for 40 years and it's the best caramel she's ever tasted.  She's not kidding!  These caramels are so yummy and no one in our house could stop eating them.  They're good by themselves, but I really liked eating them with apples.  

The recipe is easy.  Just mix the ingredients and stir on the stove over medium heat.  Then pour the candy onto a buttered cookie sheet.  Even though I buttered the cookie sheet, I still had some trouble getting the sticky caramel off the sheet after it had cooled.  I think it's because my cookie sheets are old and the non-stick surface is scuffed up.  I'm thinking next time I might line the pan with foil or waxed paper before pouring the candy to make it easier to remove.  Or maybe just buy new cookie sheets!  Anyway, once the candy is cooled, cut into half-inch pieces and wrap in pieces of wax paper.   

homemade caramels

Other than having some trouble getting the candy off the cookie sheet, the candy was a delicious success!  It makes A LOT so plan on sharing or giving as gifts. 

The recipe can be found at Not Just A Housewife. 

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35 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love caramel. I haven't made my own, yet. I say yet, because I'm sure I'm going to give it a try after seeing this.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. It looks SO good!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the link- I went and pinned!

    Visiting via the Clever Chicks Blog Hop :)

    Erin
    http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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  4. You are so right! Making your own candy does sound intimidating. I watched Barefoot Contessa on Food Network make it once and you are right, she used a thermometer. You always share such cool ideas! Thanks so much for sharing this one at Countdown in Style as well!

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  5. My mom would love these! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. We also have a family caramel recipe that came from my mother's great aunt so it's really old and we love it. We make it every year for Christmas giving (and eating).. best wishes, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/12/winter-white-wreath-with-ice-skates.html

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  7. I've never attempted to make homemade caramel but it doesn't actually sound that hard! Guess I'll be trying something new!

    Popping over from Krafty Inspiration.

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    1. This was my first time making it too, and I was surprised at how easy it was!

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  8. These look so pretty and delicious! I would love to try them one day...

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  9. I have never done these. Thanks for the link. I found this post through Family Fridays.

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  10. These are right up my alley! Pinning :) Found on Jessi's linky party

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  11. My mouth is watering. I need to make these 4 Christmas!

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  12. Those look so yummy and relatively easy. I may have to actually try making some this year!

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  13. Hi Pin Junkie ~ I'm popping in to let you know that we're featuring your caramels at our Making Monday link party, which goes live on Sunday at 8pm. Come take a look and link up some of your other great recipes and projects. :) Have a great weekend. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/?p=8654

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    1. Thanks for the feature Lori! I appreciate it!

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  14. Ooh these look so yummy! Pinning to try these over Christmas break, love caramels!

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  15. Mhhhhh. Looks so good! I need to make some for certain.

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  16. Caramels are one of my favorite Christmas candies. YUM! Me and my girls will be making candy on Fri. Going to compare this recipe with mine. Thanks so much for sharing with Sugar and Spice Creating Christmas!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. These look really yummy! I pinned this post. Found you from Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com

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  18. Love Not Just a Housewife. She always has amazing projects. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell.

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  19. Caramels are my weakness. I recommend new cookie sheets:) and parchment paper. Have a great holiday.

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    1. I think you're right about the cookie sheets. Maybe I can get some new ones while I'm Christmas shopping.

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  20. You make it look really simple.. we love carmel. thanks for bringing this by foodie friday.

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  22. Oh, you found my weakness! Caramels! Happy holidays! Thanks for sharing at the party. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  23. I make my own caramels every Christmas and I pour them into a buttered glass cake pan or corningware-style dish, both of which work beautifully. So buy new cookie sheets if you need to but not on account of caramels.

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  24. Awesome! I'm saving this recipe! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    kathy

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  25. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! These look too good not to try! Stop by the website to pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button!

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    1. Thanks for the feature! I appreciate it!

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  26. So delicious! I will be making candy for belated holiday gifts. LOL!

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  27. I love Old Fashion Caramels! yummy! Thanks for sharing them with us at Tasty Tuesday! We will be featuring these this week on Tasty Tuesday at Craft Dictator (http://www.craftdictator.com)! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the feature Cara! I appreciate it!

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