Dakota Caramels

These caramels are flavored with molasses and brown sugar, and the recipe comes from the Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, 1927.

Dakota Caramels


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


  1. Put all the ingredients, except the nuts, into a large saucepan and cook 20 minutes over a low simmer.
  2. Test by dropping a little of the mixture into cold water. If it forms a firm ball remove from the fire, and add the chopped nuts.
  3. Pour into a greased pan.
  4. Cut into squares when nearly set.


Recipe adapted from The Rumford Complete Cook Book by Lily Haxworth Wallace, Rumford Company, 1927.



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