Nutty milk caramels with the taste of honey are a special treat.
2 cups honey
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped nuts
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
- Butter an 8x8x2-inch pan; set aside.
- Mix honey and evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat to the firm-ball stage (see note).
- Remove from heat and stir in nuts, butter, vanilla and salt. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into 1-inch squares.
Makes 64 (1-inch) squares.
Tip: 'Firm-ball' describes the point at which a drop of boiling syrup immersed in cold water, when removed, forms a firm ball that can be flattened a little. On a candy thermometer, the firm-ball stage is between 242° and 248°F (approximately 115°C to 120°C).