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Easy Soft Chewy Caramels (4 Ingredients)

Gimme Yummy
These old-fashioned soft chewy homemade caramels are easy and quick to cook up and make great gifts, who can resist the buttery rich flavor of soft caramel? To top it off this chewy caramel recipe uses cream instead of condensed milk making it even more rich and creamy.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 70 pieces
Calories 75 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream 240 grams
  • 2 cups corn syrup 680 grams, any type will work) but I use light
  • 1/2 cup salted butter 113 grams or 7 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  • Prepare a 9X13 inch pan by lining the bottom and sides with parchment paper, if you don't have parchment you can the pan with butter.
  • Add the sugar and corn syrup into a pot over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture begins to boil, about 6-8 minutes until the temperature reaches 118°C (245°F).
  • Line a 9×13” pan or jelly roll pan with parchment paper or generously grease with butter. Either size pan will work–9×13” will yield thicker caramels.
  • Pour in the heavy cream slowly followed by the butter and continue to cook until the mixture reaches its soft state at 117°C (243°F).
  • Carefully remove the pot from the heat and the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Pour the liquid caramel into a lined or greased baking pan.
  • Place the caramel into the refrigerator and chill for at least 8 hours or overnight until hardens in a solid-state.
  • Remove the Carmel slab from the refrigerator and cut it into desired-sized pieces and wrap using wax paper.
  • Enjoy your homemade soft chewy caramels.


Store the caramels in an airtight container to keep them soft and chewy.
Keyword buttery caramel, caramels, chewy, chewy caramel, cream, soft