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.
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.
Inspired by this pin for homemade caramels.