Best Homemade Caramel {RECIPE}

There are certain things that really sum up the season for me. One of them is caramel. It’s like the season wouldn’t happen unless caramel was involved in some way. It’s so rich, so decadent. In our stores it’s very hard to find those adorable little individually wrapped caramel pieces, which is why I have been craving some for so long. All last season I wanted to make my own caramel. I never got around to doing it. My friend even gave me a recipe for some make in the microwave stuff- I still didn’t get around to doing it. So this year I had some plans. I found this recipe HERE & I am so excited to share it with you. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what else I did with this DIVINE treat!!!

Best Homemade Caramel {RECIPE}

Best Homemade Caramel {RECIPE}


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter
  • 2 cups packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 can (14oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract


  1. 1. Line 13x9 pan with foil that has been prayed with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a 2qt heavy saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup & sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. 3. Cook & stir until candy thermometer reads 248 degrees (firm ball stage) This should take about 30-40 minutes.
  4. 4. Remove from heat, carefully stir in vanilla extract.
  5. 5. Pour into your prepared pan. Move quickly as it will firm up fast.
  6. Let cool completely before pulling out of pan by foil & cutting into squares.

Really- it’s the very best recipe for caramel I have ever had.  It’s 100% worth the time it takes to make it from scratch.


Trust me- you will not be disappointed!

Best Homemade Caramel {RECIPE}


  1. says

    That looks delicious. I will definitely try it. In fact, today is my shopping day so I’m writing the ingredients on my list. I think I even like caramel more than chocolate!

  2. says

    I am a caramel junky. I’ll compare this recipe with the one I use, that of course I think is the best! LOL. I usually do some sort of caramel for Christmas gifts. Have a good week!

  3. says

    I have one that is similar that it microwaveable, I know it sounds crazy, but it was sooo good. I’ll have to give this one a try . . . I love caramels!! And yeah, I can see pictures and everything!! ha

    • says

      Thanks Kim! I have a microwave recipe too that Danelle sent me last year. I just had to give this one a try because of what I’m sharing tomorrow. If I’m just making it for squares I will definitely be using the quicker method.

  4. says

    I LOVE caramels! I tried a microwave recipe last year and it was actually really good. Dangerous, in fact, because it was so easy. So it might be worth trying if the craving strikes again and you just can’t wait!

  5. says

    Congratulations! I love your idea so much that I will be featuring it on later today. Please stop by and grab a featured button if you’d like. I hope you’ll be back to share more great ideas at One Creative Weekend tomorrow. (As of right now, there is no image included with your feature because you site doesn’t allow me to copy the images. Please let me know if it’s okay to embed the pin of this recipe that I created on Pinterest on my page. If it’s okay, I’ll add it.)