Our Club: Baked recipe this time around is something near and dear to my heart - caramels! Hosted by Teri at The Freshman Cook, I can't think of a better treat to celebrate Valentine's Day than caramels. Truthfully, I am not much of a chocolate girl, so these caramels were right up my alley!
The process of cooking these was pretty easy. There are more steps and more ingredients than caramel recipes I've made in the past, however the instructions were simple enough to follow. I had a little bit of trouble cutting the caramels at the end. When my husband's stepfather makes caramels, he lets them cool for a bit, but cuts them while they are still soft. In the future, I think I would try this as the caramels were a little hard to cut after they had set. In full disclosure, I let them set for closer to 18 hours before cutting, however they were still pretty set at the 8 hour mark.
So did they live up to my expectations? Absolutely! Like many of the recipes in the book, we really enjoyed these. Mine start out a little harder than purchased caramels, but they soften quickly once in your mouth. Perfect texture for homemade caramels in my opinion. Enjoy!
Be sure to stop by the Club: Baked page to check out the other caramels!