Making candy is kind of a lost art. Dealing with screaming hot sugar, giant kettles, and finicky techniques just isn’t that appealing. While buying candy is easy enough, artisan products cost a small fortune, and run-of-the-mill selections at the supermarket leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, these 5 recipes show you how to make some killer sweets that are also super easy. With a little patience and a handful of basic ingredients, these homemade candies will reward you with sweet success.
Traditional soft caramels are so delicious but such a pain to make. You have to stir a huge pot for what seems like an eternity while constantly watching a candy thermometer. This easy recipe from Creme de la Crumb offers up the same taste for a fraction of the work. Just stir a mixture of butter, corn syrup, sugar, and condensed milk in a pot. Let the mixture boil, then simmer for 7 to 10 minutes, and pour it into a baking dish. A sprinkle of sea salt ups the ingredient list to 5, but the flavor is well worth the extra 2 seconds.
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1. Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
2. Cook 6 minutes over medium heat, stirring every two minutes.
3. Stir and pour into lightly greased dish.
4. Let cool.
5. Cut, wrap in wax paper & store in an airtight container