1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Gather Your Arsenal Before you start, ensure you have all your ingredients and equipment ready. A suitable cooking vessel, a wooden spoon for stirring, and a dish lightly greased to prevent sticking are essential.
Mix It Up Begin by combining all the ingredients – butter, white sugar, brown sugar, light Karo syrup, and sweetened condensed milk – in your cooking vessel.
Heat and Stir Place the vessel on medium heat and start the timer. You’ll want to cook the mixture for six minutes in total. But here’s the trick: stir it at two-minute intervals. This stirring ensures a smooth consistency and prevents any burning.
Golden Brown Perfection As you continue to stir, watch as the mixture transforms into a beautiful golden brown caramel. It’s a sight to behold and a scent that will make your mouth water.
Pour and Cool Once the six minutes are up, pour the caramel blend into your pre-greased dish. Be careful; it’s hot! Now, the waiting game begins. Allow it to cool down to room temperature.
Shape and Store Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Cut the solidified caramel into your desired shapes. Wrap each piece individually in wax paper to maintain its freshness, and store them in an airtight container.