I have been greatly privileged to have a mother that loved Christmas. If she didn’t love it she was a great actor! But my sense is that she really did enjoy making traditions for us as children. Some of those traditions I have kept on practicing with my children. One of those is Carmel Candy. Every year we could expect that my mom and grandma would make loads of candies and cookies. And we would stuff our faces and bellies until we were sick.
I still make Carmel’s every year. And today I wanted to share the recipe with you:
This is all you need.
1 stick of butter
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and half the cream in large saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat stirring constantly. Add rest of cream… stirring occasionally till it reaches 245 on candy thermometer. It takes about 20 minutes to cook. When it reaches the right temp. using your scraper, pour into a 9×13 inch pan.When this cools completely cut into bite size pieces. We roll them up in squares of wax paper and twist the ends to secure them.
These make fabulous gifts (if you have any left)