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What to do with hardened caramels?

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I have just discovered a cache of caramels in my cupboard. I believe that they were once chewy but they are now pretty rock hard. Is there anything that I can do with them? I am worried that if I soften them they will only be consumable while warm before cooling down to teeth-breaking consistency. Can I add fat of some sort to stabilize them in softness, like I would with ganache, for example? For that matter, I don't even know what one would make with caramels in the first place...

Thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. Caramel apple season! Just soften them when needed.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7373145_softe...

    (Took me a few minutes to figure out what you were doing with hardened criminals. Then I found my glasses lol.)

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    1. re: DuchessNukem

      HA!!! You can't believe the number of double takes I've had to do since my regular glasses broke and I've resorted to wearing a weaker pair...... ;o