Melt caramels in a nonstick pot over medium-high heat while stirring constantly. Ingredients needed are the desired amount of pre-packaged caramel candies, a nonstick pot, a wooden stirring spoon and 2 tablespoons of water. This process should take between 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the amount of caramel candies used.Continue Reading
Remove the plastic wrapper from the caramels, and put them into a bowl. Repeat until you have a sufficient amount of the candy for your recipe, or until you have unwrapped the whole bag.
When you have unwrapped a sufficient number of caramels, empty the entire bowl into a nonstick pot that is set over a medium-low heat. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of water over the caramels to help them dissolve smoothly. More water may be added per tablespoon to reach the desired consistency.
Stir the caramels constantly. Make sure that you watch the caramel-water mixture closely for a period of 10 to 15 minutes, and continue to stir it over medium-low heat until it has melted and has a smooth, silky consistency. Resist the temptation to turn up the heat to make it melt faster, as this could easily result in burnt caramel.
To make chocolate turtles like the Katydids recipe, gather the ingredients: 4 ounces of pecan halves, 24 individual and unwrapped caramels, 1 teaspoon of shortening and 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Adjust the ratios of the ingredients according to the desired serving size. The recipe takes approximately an hour to complete, from preparation to cooling.Full Answer >
Jolly Time Popcorn's recipe for Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls includes only four ingredients: popcorn, caramels, light corn syrup and water. Pop enough kernels to equal 2 1/2 quarts of popcorn; place the popcorn in a roasting pan, and keep it in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.Full Answer >
Making jam requires combining fruit, sugar and water over heat until it solidifies and settles into the texture of a jam. Additionally, adding fruit pectin causes the jam to be more gelatinous out of the jar, regardless of temperature. Jams made without fruit pectin need to spend time in the fridge before use to acquire the right texture.Full Answer >
Combine 6 cups of brown sugar with 1 can of evaporated milk, 4 cups of whipping cream and 1/4 of a cup of butter in a saucepan, bringing to a boil on medium heat. Boil the mixture for 20 to 30 minutes and take off of the heat, thoroughly folding in 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract. Beat the mixture with a mixer for 15 minutes, and spread onto a pan. Let sit for 2 hours before cutting and serving.Full Answer >