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Gluten Free Home Made Caramel

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Have you ever had home made caramel? We grew up on it. Every year, my mom would make a whole plate of Christmas goodies & we would take them around to our neighbors & friends. What’s on your Christmas Goodies plate this year?

We are making:
Home Made Caramels
Mint Chocolate Fudge
Iced Sponge-Cake Squares
Mint Puffs
Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe is so great! You can use it for individually wrapped home made caramel’s, like we used for my wedding:
Individually wrapped gluten free home made caramels closeup Individually wrapped gluten free home made caramels
Or you can use it for dipping apples!

Gluten free home made caramel apples
Here’s the step by step on how to make our fabulous home made caramel!

What you need:

Gluten free home made caramel ingredients

Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Add brown sugar & salt. Stir in light corn syrup & mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
Stir in light corn syrup for gluten free home made caramel

Stir in light corn syrup for gluten free home made caramel

Cook & continue stirring over medium/medium high heat until candy reaches a little under the soft ball stage. (On my my candy thermometer I like the consistency of my caramels anywhere between 231-233 degrees) If you want a more chewy caramel, cook it a little longer or if you want a softer caramel, cook it a little less.
Candy thermometer for making gluten free home made caramel
Thermometer in gluten free home made caramel
Get a glass of  HOT water ready in a cup to put the thermometer in when you are done using it. It will make your life WAY easier when your ready to clean up!Candy thermometer in glass of hot water for making gluten free home made caramel

Remove from heat & stir in vanilla.Stir in in vanilla for gluten free home made caramel
Pour into buttered pan. Can use 8″ or 9″ square pan or 9×13. Cool & cut into squares & wrap individual pieces. Try sprinkling some sea salt on top ; ) YUM!
Buttered pan for gluten free home made caramelGluten free home made caramel

If you wanted to use the home made caramel for caramel apples, cook your caramels like normal & use it for dipping the apples!
Dip apple in gluten free home made caramel Dipped apple in gluten free home made caramel
I like to dip the bottom of my caramel apples in sugar to prevent sticking & its a fabulous way to give it a beautiful look!
Dip bottom of gluten free home made caramel apple in sugar And there you have it! Now you can make caramel apples with HOME MADE caramel!
Sugar coated bottom of gluten free home made caramel apple

Gluten Free Home Made Caramel Recipe:

1 cup butter
1 lb brown sugar
dash of salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Add brown sugar & salt. Stir in light corn syrup & mix well. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook & continue stirring over medium/medium high heat until candy reaches a little under the soft ball stage. (On my my candy thermometer I like the consistency of my caramels anywhere between 231-233 degrees) If you want a more chewy caramel, cook it a little longer or if you want a softer caramel, cook it a little less. Get a glass of  HOT water ready in a cup to put the thermometer in when you are done using it. It will make your life WAY easier when your ready to clean up! Get a glass of  HOT water ready in a cup to put the thermometer in when you are done using it. It will make your life WAY easier when your ready to clean up! Get a glass of  HOT water ready in a cup to put the thermometer in when you are done using it. It will make your life WAY easier when your ready to clean up!

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2 Responses

  1. D @ The Kosher Cave Girl
    | Reply

    Oh, yum! This looks incredible! Your food photography is stunning, too!

    • Brooke
      | Reply

      Thank you so much! They are delicious!

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