Caramel Candies

Caramel Candies
Recipe type: dessert
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 c. canned evaporated milk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • ¼ c. sugar, caramelized
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. chopped pecan
  1. Melt butter around the sides and bottom of a heavy saucepan. Add milk and sugar. Stir with wooden spoon toward the center of the pan. Add marshmallows. Place ¼ cup sugar in small pan to caramelize. Transfer melted sugar into the larger pan, stirring constantly. Lower the heat, and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 238°F, stirring often; set aside to cool to 110°F. Stir in vanilla and pecans, continuing to stir until the candy will hold its shape. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto buttered wax paper.


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