Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, 1 cup
  • 2 cups white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 12 oz. cans evaporated milk


  1. Melt the sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt together in a large, heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add the evaporated milk a little at a time, taking 15 minutes per can and stirring constantly. A labor of love indeed.
  3. Once all the milk is added use a candy thermometer and bring the mixture to 238F and not a touch hotter! Even 2 degrees hotter will make them chewy instead of soft.
  4. Pour into a parchment lined 13×9 pan and cool completely. Cut and serve. Enjoy!

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

Soft, Buttery Homemade Caramels
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