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Ideas for leftover homemade caramel

magnoliabelle613 Feb 9, 2013 10:21 PM

Hi all,
I made some homemade caramel a bit ago, but now I can't figure out what to do with it. It has the consistency of a soft chew caramel that has been microwaved and then put into the refrigerator to set. It can still be melted down if need be but I'm not sure how much harder it can get. Any ideas?


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    maxie RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 9, 2013 10:28 PM

    Caramel brownies
    Caramel icing for cake
    Fill sandwich cookies
    Swirl ribbons into ice cream

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      magnoliabelle613 RE: maxie Feb 9, 2013 10:43 PM

      Thank you so much for your ideas. I def think we'll be making some ice cream and some brownies now!!


    2. KarenDW RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 9, 2013 10:40 PM

      dip apple or pear slices
      eat with a spoon

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        ohmyyum RE: KarenDW Feb 10, 2013 01:17 PM

        I second the spoon!

        Also, I make an apple crumb pie that I drizzle with caramel before grinding some Himalayan pink salt over the whole thing.

      2. Musie RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 10, 2013 08:06 AM

        Chop it into smaller chunks and bake it into some cookies. Or melt it down to make a sauce or even integrate into a caramel frosting.

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          magiesmom RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 10, 2013 10:36 AM

          there is a new caramel brownie recipe on Smitten kitchen. She makes them into heart shapes.

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            sandylc RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 10, 2013 01:10 PM


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              EggyEggoo RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 11, 2013 11:07 PM

              I'm with KarenDW, if its really good just eat it with a spoon! I have some in my fridge right now and I find I'm putting it on everything, or just scooping in with a teaspoon as a dessert.

              1. Emme RE: magnoliabelle613 Feb 11, 2013 11:52 PM

                Caramel Powder
                melt and add tapioca maltodextrin... i use it sprinkled on custard filled mini cakes

                Caramel S'mores
                Add caramel to traditional s'mores.

                Pancake or waffle topping

                Melt it down, cook it a bit further, stir in nuts or seeds... spread out and break into praline pieces.

                Make dessert pizza; drizzle melted for part of topping

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