Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Golden Caramels

How to make golden caramels:
Caramel is made in a very similar way to toffee but the end product is much softer. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


1 cup (8oz) sugar
2 tablespoons (2oz) glucose
1 tablespoon golden syrup
4 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons milk
vanilla extract
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Grease a tin 6 x 8 inches.
- Put all the ingredients except the vanilla extract in a pan, dissolve the sugar and slowly heat to 124oC(225oF) (hard ball stage), stirring occasionally.
- Add a little vanilla extract, stir and pour the mixture into the tin.
- Mark with a knife and break into squares when cold.
- Wrap individually, in waxed paper if possible.