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Cappuccino Caramels

No recipe image available.Coffee afficionados will delight in these rich espresso-and steamed milk-flavored confections.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil; butter foil, and set pan aside.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches firm ball stage or candy thermometer register 248°F (120°C), about 15 to 17 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts and vanilla.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack at least 5 hours. Cut into squares using a butter knife. Wrap each caramel piece in plastic wrap.

Makes about 3 pounds.