Soft Caramel Candy.

I won’t say this was a disaster nor will I say that it was a pure success. It was some where in the middle. I followed the directions as close as one can. Everything was going great until the last step on the stove top. Never did reach 245. The smell of burning sugar told me to abort the mission and hope for the best. The result.Tasty sweet creamy candies with small black bits of burnt sugar. They are good enough for home consumption, no chance would I give these as a gift. I might be inclined to do it again but honestly I am sure if I am cut out for the candy making business.


Hope others had better luck.

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16 Responses to Soft Caramel Candy.

  1. SandraM says:

    I had little bits of overdone caramel too, but it didn’t take on the taste of burnt caramel. It really was hard to get it back up to temperature.
    They did have really good flavour though. And I agree, they were tasty, sweet and creamy. I will no doubt try them again.

    • Benjamin says:

      I had a vision in my head on how they should look at the end and black bits wasn’t in that vision. With that said, they don’t have a burnt taste at all. Its more of the aesthetic of the candies.

  2. Krissy says:

    It did take awhile to get up to temperature. I have a very heavy pan I use for candy making which helps

    • Benjamin says:

      I think a heavy pan might be in my future. The end product was very good and for my first time making them (or any Caramel for that matter) I am happy with them. You have a Happy Christmas too!

  3. Krissy says:

    Sorry, my computer froze mid comment. Anyway, without my really heavy pan, I’m sure my candy also would have burned…took such a long time to get to temperature after adding the liquids to the already up to temp sugar mixture. I’ve never done a 2 step caramel making process…it worked, but too forever. Sorry yours started to burn…kinda takes away the fun. Merry Christmas and hope your next projects are gift-worthy.

  4. Susan says:

    We cooked the caramel for 20 minutes and it never came back up to temperature. We stopped before it started to burn, but the result is very soft caramels. I’d like to try again because the texture & flavor were great.

  5. Sarah says:

    Mine taste great, but are definitely not soft… Lol. I think I would try them again, though, since the flavor was so nice! You could just tell everyone you used vanilla beans in the caramels! ;D

  6. Sheri says:

    Oh, I love the look of the little bits in yours! The texture looks perfect, too. We’re always our own worst critic. :)

  7. ErinStar says:

    Hi Ben! I like the dark bits…gives them character. I might be a weird one in that I actually like burnt sugar, so I bet these are delicious. :)

    • Benjamin says:

      Thank you! Burnt sugar can be tasty. its the burnt sugar on the bottom of a pan that I am not that fond of. I did enjoy making these and might try again using a better pot.

  8. Yael says:

    They certainly look delicious to me!

  9. mike509 says:

    Same thing happened to me on the first go around – I tried it again and something happened positively. Go figure – sugar is so tricky to work with – but you’d never know it from yours – looks great!

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