Homemade Caramel Treats
Day 19


elcome to Day 19 of my 22-day COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SERIES which has flown by faster than I thought it would.

Stay tuned because I still have some great features to share in this series including these bite-size, homemade caramel treats that you’ll enjoy making and gifting this season.

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This is such a simple, small goodie that packs a super big punch.

Caramel bites may not be the first thing you think about making yourself but it’s so easy and they wrap up so nicely it’s worth giving it a try at home.

You’ll need 2 cups of granulated sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of whipping cream, 1 cup light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Cook all ingredients (except the vanilla) over medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  It will take about 20-minutes until everything is melted and comes to a boil.

Continue to cook for another 25 minutes until the thermometer reaches 244-degrees F.

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Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla.

I poured everything into a measuring cup to make it easier to get into the ice cube trays.

Homemade caramel trays

You could set this caramel in a square, glass baking dish or use silicone ice cube trays as I did.

Spray the cube trays with baking spray and pour mixture into the tray.

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Cut pieces of parchment paper and wrap the individual squares just like a gift package.

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Use Baker’s twine to tie the caramel package.

Because the twine is so thin, I doubled it for a more substantial look.

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Add a small sprig of artificial pine or green floral to finish off your presentation.

Homemade caramel sprigs

So pretty, right?

You can gift these homemade caramel treats individually or stack them on a pretty platter on a dessert table for guests.

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 See you right back here tomorrow for Day 20 of my


In cased you missed any ideas in this blog series, here’s a look at:

Day 1|Day 2|Day 3|Day 4|Day 5|Day 6|Day 7|Day 8|Day 9|Day10

Day 11|Day 12|Day 13|Day 14|Day 15|Day 16|Day 17|Day 18

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Anyone who received your caramels as a gift would certainly feel special — you took such care in making the goodies and the wrapping. I love to wrap gifts and I always want them to look special. I love that twine and I’m definitely keeping my eye out for special sales — for next year. You are a true inspiration.

  • Patti

    I love caramel and these look absolutely yummy! Quick question- how long do they spend in the ice cube tray? Or do you refrigerate them to cool them? Thanks for a great recipe!

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