how do I keep my caramel stretchy and chewy after it cools?

  • Posted by: brandon
  • August 29, 2012


PhillipBrandon August 30, 2012
Ok, then try this:

1 cup of corn syrup
1 c cream
1/2 c milk
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/4 t salt
Combine In a saucepan with a candy thermometer over medium heat . Heat slowly to 240ºF. Remove from heat, and stir in about 3oz of water. (this is an approximation, I didn't measure closely)

I tried adding the water on a whim one day, finding myself in the same position as you, and it gave me a great soft, chewy caramel.
brandon August 30, 2012
i want it stretchy like cramel candies, where it solid nut still pliable and gummy
PhillipBrandon August 29, 2012
I've successfully folded some water into warm caramel that had set up too hard upon cooling. It worked like a charm!
minibakersupreme August 29, 2012
Are you trying to make soft caramel candies, or more like a caramel dessert sauce? In other words, what's the application?
Elaine R. August 29, 2012
If it is too hard you are cooking it too much. Come down a degree or two on the temperature.
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