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Surely you're familiar with the dulcet, sticky candy made with sugar, butter, cream or milk, and flavoring. But have you ever tried making it yourself? For a starter intro on making your own caramel candies -- which is surprisingly easy -- check out blog The Fine Art of Confectionary. They warn, "While there are a myriad of recipes out there, it is very important for you to understand that caramels must be cooked slowly to allow the sugars and milk solids to caramelize. The longer and slower they cook, the darker the color and richer the flavor."
But why stop there? Check out our list of enticing caramel recipes for some sweet inspiration:
- Salted Honey Caramel Apples (pictured above)
- Caramel Cashew Cookies
- Crepes with Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans
- Milk Chocolate and Caramel Tart
- Caramel Swirl and Apple Cheesecake
- Honey and Sea Salt Caramels
- Caramel Apple Bars
- Pear-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream
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