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Opera Creams Candy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 candies
Calories: 129kcal
Opera Creams are a rich, old fashioned candy that's easy to make with just a few ingredients!



  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, heavy cream, and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Boil, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 238 degrees F using a candy thermometer. 
  • Quickly transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low for 1 minute, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 6 more minutes or until mixture loses its sheen. Then mix in the vanilla and salt.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spreading evenly, and refrigerate for 30 minutes until set.
  • Chop up the chocolate and add to a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on 30-second intervals, stirring between each one until chocolate is smooth.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the top of the set candy, place back in the fridge until chocolate hardens. 
  • Remove from fridge and slice into squares.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg