Making caramel is easier than you might think! Butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk and vanilla create the caramel that you then simply dip in melted chocolate.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pound milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
Grease an 8 x 8 inch square pan.
In a heavy 4 quart saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add brown sugar, corn syrup and milk. Stirring constantly, heat to 242 to 248 degrees F (116 to 120 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into prepared pan.
When caramel has cooled and set, cut into 1 inch squares. Chill in refrigerator until firm.
Melt chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
Dip caramel squares in chocolate and place on wax paper to cool.