This year I decided to tackle caramels for Christmas. I've done them in the past, but I HATE wrapping all of them so I have never given them away. This year I have a 9 year old daughter. She likes to wrap them. I am loving my life! I found a recipe that looked pretty simple from I Still Love You. It turned out fabulous! You just might be getting some of these from me this year if you're lucky ;-)
Caramels That Won’t Fail
Makes about 200 one-inch squares
2 sticks butter (or 1 cup)
1 1/2 cups Karo syrup
4 cups sugar
2 cans evaporated milk
Butter a jelly roll pan, set aside. In a large pot, melt butter, add Karo syrup, then sugar. Cook until boiling. Slowly add evaporated milk so candy won’t stop boiling, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Cook to firm ball stage (235º on candy thermometer.