How Do You Make Caramel For Chocolate Candy?

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How Do You Make Caramel For Chocolate Candy?

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Homemade caramel chews make delicious centers for hand-dipped chocolate candies.These candies keep well and can be mailed in the winter (if they get too hot en route, the chocolate could melt) so you could make them to give away for Christmas, Hanukkah or even Valentine’s Day. Fill the bottom saucepan of a double boiler with water and bring it to a boil. Mix 1 cup of sugar, 2/3 cup of light corn syrup and 1/2 cup of the cream in the top saucepan of a double boiler. Heat the candy over the boiling water, stirring, until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. When you dribble a small amount of the hot mixture into a glass of very cold water, it should form into a soft squishy ball. If you prefer, use a candy thermometer and bring the mixture to 238 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir in the rest of the cream. Keep stirring until the mixture starts to thicken and feels firm. The cream will have cooled the mixture down at first but now it may be around 230 degrees Fahrenheit. Believe the thickening

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