Chewy Caramel Recipe

Who doesn’t love to bake around the holidays?  Whether it’s cookies, cakes, or pies, the smell of something yummy baking in the oven always reminds me of the winter time.  I was recently looking on to find some good baking recipes so that I’m prepared for all of the upcoming holiday parties.  I found this super easy recipe for Chewy Caramel, which I’ve been really interesting in making the past few years.  Enjoy!


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Cook for 2 minutes at that temperature. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  2. Meanwhile, butter a 9×13 inch baking pan. When the caramel is ready, pour into the buttered pan. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. Remove from the pan and cut into squares using scissors. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper or cellophane.

What’s your favorite recipe to bake during the holidays?  Let me know in the comments below.