If a recipe says "untested"...

We want to post scans of all the original recipes so everyone in our family can enjoy them even if we haven't gotten around to testing each one in our modern kitchen. As we test each recipe, we will add our notes and photos to the recipes we do test and remove the note "untested" in the title. If you make one of the untested recipes, take a photo of the finished product and send us a note to let us know of your experience so we may include those in the recipes as well.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dakota caramels (untested)

This recipe appears to be written in Grammy's handwriting (her handwriting looked different when she wrote in fountain pen). It is undated, but I suspect this recipe pre-dates 1941 (the year she got married).

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/4 pound grated chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

  1. Put all ingredients (except nuts) in a saucepan
  2. Cook until mixture reaches the firm ball stage* (245°F-250°F)
  3. Add nuts
  4. Pour into a well-greased plate [a glass Pyrex pan would be good]
  5. Cut in squares when cool

*If you aren't using a candy thermometer (which I highly recommend) you can test candy the old fashioned way using cold water.  Click here to read all about testing candy using cold water.

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