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Homemade Soft Caramels - the creamiest, smoothest homemade soft caramels I have ever tasted, and I'm a bit of a caramel fanatic!

Homemade Soft Caramels

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 80 servings 1x


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups light Karo syrup
  • 4 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pan over high heat, mix together sugar, Karo syrup, 2 cups of whipping cream, and salt. Stirring constantly and using a candy thermometer, cook until the mixture reaches 235-240 degrees.
  2. Add one more cup of cream, and stir constantly until it reaches 235-240 degrees again.
  3. Add the last cup of cream, and stir constantly until the caramel reaches 235-240 degrees.
  4. Pour into a 9×13 pan and an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper, and allow to cool overnight or at least 4 hours at room temperature.
  5. Cut into small squares (if it sticks to your knife, try using a plastic knife) and wrap with parchment paper squares, twisting each end to secure the wrapping. I found it was easier to cut them when they were slightly cooler than room temperature.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg