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Chewy Caramels

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1 can condensed milk (not evaporated!)
2 lbs (5 1/3 cups) light brown sugar
1 pint (16 oz) light Karo syrup
3/4 lb butter (1 1/2 sticks)
One pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla

Put everything EXCEPT vanilla into a large saucepan or pot.

Cook, stirring occasionally (carefully) until it reaches "Hard Ball Stage" which is 120-126C. (About 250 F.) on candy thermometer.

When it reaches the right temp, add vanilla & pour into buttered 10 x 14 cookie pan.

Cool overnight or until firm.

Loosen around edges and invert onto counter top. Cut into 1" blocks and wrap in wax paper.

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Just mix it in as well as you can.... you have to move fast

How much do you beat it after you add the vanilla? Just to mix or is there a gloss stage to watch for? lucas hess

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