Delectable Toasted Almond Caramels

December 23, 2020

Toast 2 cups of whole almonds, (10 minutes in a 350 oven spread on a cookie sheet)

Spray 2 9×9 pans with non-stick spray or use a jelly roll plan with a 1 inch lip

Spread toasted almonds on sprayed pan

In a large, heavy pot, add

4 cups white sugar

2 cups white corn syrup

1 cup slated butter (2 sticks)

Cook until bubbly stirring constantly. Gradually add 2 cans of evaporated milk so that it continues to boil. It will take several minutes to add it all.

Continue stirring until candy registers 238 (soft ball) on a candy thermometer.

Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla

Pour hot candy over toasted almonds.

Optional: Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and or chocolate chips. When chocolate chips melt, spread evenly in a thin layer over caramel.

Cool completely, cut into small squares, (an inch or smaller), Wrap in parchment paper or wax paper. (cut paper to about 3 inches square.)

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