Thursday, November 15, 2012

Salted Caramel Meltaways

I tried making salted caramel sauce the other day. This was actually my second attempt. The first one was almost perfect, except I cooked it just a little too long. The resulting sauce wasn't exactly burned, but it was past the point of normal caramel. It kind of had a toffee flavor. Good, not great.

So, because I love caramel, I decided to try again. This time I think I slightly undercooked it. Go figure. Plus, for whatever reason, it didn't turn into a sauce. It got all grainy and hard instead. But I kept it anyway because I made it, and it's still sugar, and it still tastes good. Besides, it mostly melts when heated, so it can still sort of be used as a sauce. I thought about experimenting with putting it back in the pan and remelting it to see if that would help, but I never got around to it. 

Instead, I made these cute little meltaways! All I did was heat it up in the microwave and spoon it into a silicon ice cube mold. Once it cooled I popped them out and that was it! These little guys are perfect for adding to hot chocolate, coffee, or apple cider. Just stir until they're dissolved and enjoy!

I was excited to find a way to repurpose my failed caramel sauce into something I can actually use!

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