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Old Fashioned Caramels

Old Fashioned Caramels


  • 2 1/2 tb Butter
  • 2 c Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Molasses
  • 1/2 c Milk, condensed
  • 4 Chocolate, unsweetened, squares
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 c Nuts, chopped


  1. Melt the butter, add the sugar, molasses and the milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Cut the chocolate in small pieces and add, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Boil until the caramel forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water.
  4. Add the extract and the nuts and pour into a greased pan.
  5. Cool a little and when fairly firm, cut in squares.

Recipe source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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