Caramel Recipes

Whether your prefer an old fashioned caramel recipe or soft caramel sauce recipe, you’ll find a new family favorite with these recipes, tips and tricks.

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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Caramel

Become a caramel making pro in no time! Just avoid these caramel mistakes to make the perfect caramel candy or caramel topping for desserts.

16 Homemade Caramel Candy Recipes

So much better than store-bought candies, these homemade caramel candy recipes make special treats during the holidays or any time...


Death Star Caramel Truffles

Caramel candies morph into "Star Wars" truffles for a fun sweet treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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The Difference Between Caramel, Butterscotch and Toffee

Curious about the difference between these sticky treats? A professional pastry chef explains all.


5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Making Candy From Scratch

Who doesn't love a batch of homemade fudge? While it does take some finessing to get right, don't let potential...

Cranberry Caramels

When I make holiday goodies, my sister always asks when I’m sending the cranberry caramels. They keep well, wrapped in...


Golden Walnut Caramel Squares

A walnut-packed caramel tops a buttery crust in this decadent candy.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Caramel Buckeye Candies

Dipped in caramel and drizzled with melted chocolate, these rich peanut-butter balls are also rolled in cereal and nuts. Yum!...


Chocolate-Caramel Candy Bars

Store-bought candy can’t compare to irresistible, chewy nougat topped with a thick layer of caramel and covered in chocolate. For...


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Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for...


Walnut Caramels

My grandmother was the queen of care packages. The Christmas season didn't start until the mail carrier arrived with her...

Caramel-Cashew Pretzel Rods

To give these pretzel rods the fun flavor of s'mores, I sometimes use mini marshmallows and coarsely crushed graham crackers...


Peanut Caramel Delights

This recipe came from my grandmother. I love it because it is unique and friends enjoy receiving it as Christmas...


Pecan Caramel Chews

I received this recipe from my aunt who made it every Christmas. Her son now asks me every year for...


Caramel Pecan Clusters

I make lots of candies and I often add a few ingredients or leave some out. My great-nephew, Josh, is...


Caramel Nut Marshmallows

These are a different kind of treat for the holiday candy plate. I had this recipe long before microwaves, but...

Nutty Chocolate Caramels

“My mother-in-law and her mother used this recipe and passed it on to me over 30 years ago,” says Anita...


Toasted Almond Caramels

Preparing these caramels never fails to put me in the holiday spirit. Later, when I'm passing them around, that cheerful...


Chocolate Caramel Corn

You may want to make a double batch of this irresistible snack...it gets gobbled up fast! "We purchased something similar...


Caramel Pecan Candy

Sweet and chewy, these yummy layered squares come from Dick Deacon of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “I have also made this recipe...


Caramel-Nut Candy Bars

As a busy mother of six, I welcome any Christmas recipe that's quick, easy and family pleasing. These Snickers-like bars...


Pecan Caramel Clusters

A box of this mouthwatering homemade candy does an outstanding job of showing your affection on Valentine’s Day or any...


Creamy Soft Caramels

Rich, creamy, smooth, soft...those are just a few reasons to love these old-fashioned caramels. Purchased caramels just can't compare.—Sharon Struthers,...


Pecan Caramels

I altered the original recipe for these creamy caramels by substituting condensed milk for part of the whipping cream and...

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Caramel Nougat Candy

With crunchy peanuts, gooey caramel and fluffy marshmallow creme, these sweet sensations taste just like one of my favorite candy...


Caramel Pecans

"Make a pot of coffee or fix a drink, this takes a while! It's worth it though-this recipe is a...


Licorice Caramel Candy

These delicious treats are a fun cross between caramels and licorice. I always get compliments on them, especially from those...


Cashew Caramel Fudge

Meet the Cook: A pretty plate of this yummy confection makes a great present! Cashews and caramel are such a...


Caramel Nut Candy

You can stir up a batch of these coconut-coated peanut caramel logs in no time, since they're made in the...


Easy Microwave Caramels

These caramels were "homework" for a candy-making class that I took some time ago...and I've repeated that assignment over and...