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Easy homemade five ingredient caramel candy.

Easy Five Ingredient Homemade Caramel Candy

These Easy Five Ingredient Homemade Caramel Candy are so soft and buttery, just like your grandma used to make. They are simply the best!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 37 kcal


  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 C Honey
  • 14 OZ Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ C Butter unsalted
  • ¼ - ½ TSP Salt Optional


  • Lightly grease a baking pan, line it with parchment paper, and set it aside. I like to use a 8x8 because I like thicker pieces but you can also use a 9x13.
  • Attach a candy thermometer to a heavy-bottomed stockpot If you don't have one you can use an instant-read thermometor to check temperature while it cooks. A candy thermometer just makes it easier.
  • Combine all of the ingredients except the salt to the pan.
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat until it reaches 225 degrees for soft caramels. If you want a little bit firmer caramel, then cook it to about 230 degrees Add the salt if desired at this point.
  • Once the caramel has reached the desired temperature, pour it into the prepared pan and smooth it out.
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely and then cut it into desired sizes and wrap it into pieces of wax paper to store.


Use a candy thermometer - While not necessary it does make the process easier so you know your candy is at the right temperature for what you want it to do.
Use a heavy-bottomed pan - This helps to make sure your candy heats evenly and you don't end up with spots that are over or undercooked.
Stir Constantly - This keeps the caramel from scorching on the bottom of the pan and allowing it to cook more evenly. 
Keyword candy, caramel, Christmas, dessert, sweets, truffles