My name is Emily and I'm a graphic designer and mother of two awesome kids. I'm also a Type 1 diabetic, so a few years back I made a New Year's resolution to cut out sugar and switch to a low-carb diet. I've tried out a million low carb and Ketogenic recipes since then and I've come up with some really good recipes of my own. This blog is about keeping my New Year's resolution year after year.
I can't write about caramels without giving a shout out to Werther's Originals. (below)
My grandmother never went anywhere without a couple in her purse. I remember her handing them out during the most boring parts of church. (And there were a lot of boring parts in church.)
Now that I've foresworn sugar, I was relieved to find a sugar-free recipe for caramel candy. This is the soft melt-in-your-mouth kind of caramel, not the hard kind. I'd put them on the fudgey end of the caramel candy spectrum.
All you need is butter, cream and a little sweetener and you too can make this grandmotherly confection.
First, you melt the butter over medium-low heat and cook it until it browns. Add your sweetener and cream and cook until it thickens and becomes gooey. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and whisk until it cools a bit. Then pour it into candy molds and chill for a few hours until they harden.
And that's all it takes to make this classic treat, heralded by grandparents everywhere.