The other night, I totally ignored my long to-do list and decided to do something I have been wanting to try for ages. Make caramels! I admit that until recently I had a) never tasted a fancy caramel - it was those kraft squares or bust and b) didn't even realize I could make them at home. I thought they might be a good candidate for my Christmas mailing this year so why not give them a trial run?
The ingredient list is a bit scary - butter, corn syrup, brown sugar. Yes, you are getting fatter just looking at this post! I had fully planned on sharing the recipe and how I made them but I didn't get it quite right and they are too soft even though I boiled until the hard candy temp. I'll have to try anothe recipe.
And despite their issues, OMG - they are so delicious! I can't stop eating them. Ugh, yum, ugh, yum. So in other words: DO NOT MAKE CARAMELS. You will so regret it.