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Best Homemade Caramel

Best Homemade Caramel {RECIPE}

Best Homemade Caramel RECIPE is perfect for making caramel apples & all your favorite fall treats & desserts. It’s incredibly easy & ready in about 30 min. It truly is THE BEST homemade caramel recipe around.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Servings 36 squares


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14oz
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


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