Salted Caramel Bites

February 26, 2013

over the years, i've gotten better at cooking.  baking, i can do.  cooking, not so great.  did you know you can burn water?  yeah.  you can.  you start mac and cheese and then decide it's taking too long and eat chips instead and then never shut the stove off.  

want to know how many microwave lessons i've learned?  tin foil, bad.  parchment paper, bad.  (or is it wax paper? hmmm.)   stickers on pre-made foodstuffs from the deli section at the grocery, bad.  plastic, bad.  silverware, bad. grapes, bad. (grapes start on fire, did you know that one?!)  i mean, the list goes on and on.  my mother banned me from the microwave after a particularly eventful toothpicks and peeps incident, which, i have learned, neither of those things can go in the microwave either.  seriously though, shouldn't it have a BAD list on the side?  i mean, my mother's does now thanks to me, but every one should have it.

so, i'm gonna stick to baking my cocktail cupcakes, (gin and tonic ones coming this friday, you ready for that?!) and let an actual cook, Alyssa, take it from here.


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My name is Alyssa and I blog over at Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice. I'm so excited to be here today...Steph was one of my first blog friends and Hawkeye is my favorite little pup in blog land. Anyone else find themselves jealous of Hawkeye? I do, because she is insanely spoiled and gets Taco Bell whenever she wants. Best life ever.

My blog is a little bit of everything: recipes, clothes, beauty, and life. I started baking when I was a kid and haven't stopped. I'm a fan of all things "sweet", but there's just something about a soft caramel. Today I'm going to share a recipe for homemade salted caramel bites. They are melt-in-your-mouth GOOD and super easy... I promise you'll want to gather the ingredients and make them as soon as possible!


INGREDIENTS:
1/2 small can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
dash of salt
3/4 honey or white corn syrup (I used honey)
Sea salt or kosher salt
*Candy thermometer
*Wax paper
*Glass pan, buttered (you can use a smaller pan for thicker caramels, it doesn't really matter what size you use)

DIRECTIONS:
Add all ingredients (except sea salt) to large pan on medium heat. Stir constantly. Once the mixture starts to boil (about 10-15 minutes) stick the candy thermometer in. Once the mixture reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit give the mixture one last stir and pour into buttered pan. Let cool (I stuck mine in the fridge because I'm impatient). Once the caramels are almost cool, sprinkle with sea salt. (This is not necessary... I just like the flavor the salt creates against the sweetness of the caramel)
Once cool, cut into small pieces. Roll up in wax paper if desired.
Then eat the whole pan yourself ENJOY!!

Thanks, Steph, for letting me take over your blog today! I'd love if you all come over and visit me soon. Check my "Recipes" tab for more recipes and don't forget to say "Hi"!

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don't even try to tell me you're not going to try those immediately.  well, i'm not, because, see above for my history with cooking.  i'm going to patiently wait for Alyssa to be super amazing and send me some in the mail.

see what i did there?


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9 comments

  1. I love Alyssa! And these look amazing!!! I am definitely saving this recipe!

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  2. ...why microwave peeps? i'm a little worried.
    (my friend tried to microwave tape once...bad idea)

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    1. I thought it would work like smores... I was wrong...

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  3. It sounds like you and microwaves have issues.

    I need to check out the magic key lime pie immediately.

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  4. Aw thank you for having me, I'll need to make them again and send you some :) that's hilarious about the peeps! Haha. Oh and you just made me crave that key lime pie all over again! Xoxoxo

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  5. This looks amazing!! I need to make them asap!!

    I am the queen of the microwave. I have cooked entire meals in mine for weeks on end.

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  6. OMG. I am DYING! I love anything and everything salted carmel!! I MUST try these!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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