AllRecipes.com has a recipe that allows people to make caramel bits at home. To make the recipe, a person needs white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup and evaporated milk. Heavy whipping cream, butter and vanilla extract are also needed.
To start making caramel bits at home, lightly grease a 12-by-15 inch pan. In a pot, mix 2 cups of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of evaporated milk, 1 pint of heavy whipping cream and 1 cup of butter. Once the heat is on, monitor the temperature of the mixture with a candy thermometer. When the thermometer reads 250 degrees Fahrenheit, turn off the heat.
Next, stir in 1 1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract. When thoroughly stirred, the mixture should be transferred to the greased pan and allowed to completely cool. When the caramel is cool, it can be cut with a knife into small bits and wrapped in wax paper.
Some tips from reviewers that can make this recipe come out even better include warming the caramel mixture slowly for about 40 minutes until it reaches the desired temperature and using a large pot. The mixture grows larger as it cooks. The finished product can also be poured over apples to make caramel apples.