Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Chocolate Caramels
Homemade chocolate caramels will liven up any party.
Serves: Varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Varies


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can NESTLÉ ® Carnation ® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 square NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil; grease. COMBINE butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup in heavy-duty 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils and butter is melted. Add condensed milk and chocolate; stir constantly until chocolate is melted. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until mixture reaches 245° F. on candy thermometer, about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Cool. LIFT from pan; remove foil. Cut into 1-inch squares and wrap individually in plastic wrap, twisting ends. Store at room temperature; use within 7 to 10 days.

If caramels become too firm to cut, soften slightly in microwave oven on DEFROST for about 2 minutes; or warm in 200° F. oven for about 5 minutes.