I love homemade caramels, but have always been so intimidated by them. I then got up the courage to make these, and they were out of this world. They were so easy to make and tasted absolutely amazing. You will love these.
Every Christmas season, our neighbors would bring over a plate of goodies. You always wanted to be home when that plate arrived, or you would be left with crumbs of delicious chocolates and treats.
I would fight for those lovely, little caramels. I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I made caramels.
I thought it was going to be so hard, but they were are a breeze. Now I don’t have to fight my sisters off for one piece of caramel.
I finally went out and bought a candy thermometer. It was a lifesaver. They are only $2.97 at WalMart right now.
They have always intimidated me in the past, but after making these caramels, I realized how helpful they are. I am excited to use my candy thermometer more often.
I threw some in a bag and had an easy gift for neighbors. You can print off the tag for free HERE.
make them sweet and savory
I love the combination of sweet and savory.
I have always been a fan of salted caramels, but I made my own, and became their number one fan. These were so delicious and so easy to make.
I just added a little bit of sea salt, to the caramel. Once it is in the pan, I would sprinkle it over. If you wait to long, you may be to press it in with your hands a little.
We recommend just sprinkling it on top, not mixing it in, to the caramel.
how to clean a sticky caramel pot:
Cleaning up, after making homemade caramels, can be a big pain.
However, there is a simple solution to cleaning up a sticky, caramel covered pan. We recommend filling up the pan or pot with water, and letting it boil.
The caramel will melt and dissolve off the sides.
you can even put in the tip of your candy thermometer towards the end, and let that caramel, melt off as well.
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