Cocoa Caramels

Elegant, delicious, and incredibly easy to make.




144 pieces




  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge European Style Butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 ⅓ cup (14-ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1

    Prepare a 9-inch square pan by lightly buttering it or lining with parchment paper.

  • 2

    In heavy 2 to 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.

  • 3

    Cook over medium heat stirring frequently to prevent scorching until the temperature of the mixture reaches 248°F (firm ball stage.)

  • 4

    Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

  • 5

    When cool, turn candy out of pan and cut into ¾-inch squares.

  • 6

    Wrap individual pieces in 2¾ to 3-inch squares of nonstick aluminum foil or waxed paper.

  • 7

    Store in an airtight container.

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