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Easy Homemade Caramels Recipe

Easy Homemade Caramels Recipe

These delicious easy homemade caramels only need a few ingredients for homemade candy perfection!

Keyword easy homemade caramels recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Raw or Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Wax Paper
  • Candy Thermometer


  1. Pull out all your ingredients. Start by placing a good sized piece of parchment or waxed paper out on your table or in a bar pan to be ready. You can place this in a cookie sheet or a baking sheet if you will need to move the caramels from your table at some point (since they need to sit for a while before you can put them away).
  2. In a saucepan, mix the cream, sugar, and salt. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Just stir as needed until the mixture reaches 250 degrees F.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until incorporated. Pour the mixture onto your waxed or parchment paper on your table or baking sheet.
  4. After your caramels have sat for at least 8 hours, use a knife coated in butter and cut out the shapes of your caramels.
  5. This will give it a nice buttery flavor plus help you cut through the caramel.
  6. Using more wax paper, wrap each piece individually so they can't stick together. Store the caramels at room temp. They won't last more than a week so make sure you don't make more than you can eat or give away during that time. Enjoy your yummy treat!