Whenever I’m given a box of chocolates, I am quite predictable. I always look for the caramels. It’s really the only kind I fancy, and so when I saw an easy partly-homemade chocolate caramel idea, I knew I was going to be trying it.
They turned out scrumptious, and were so incredibly easy, that I thought they would make a great little favor added to Christmas presents!
You only need a couple of ingredients, and you get a lot of bang for your buck!
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What you need: Caramels and chocolate chips
For every 12 caramels, you will need a heaping 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
The caramels are a bit hard right out of the package, so microwave them for a few seconds to soften them up just a tiny bit, without letting them get mushy. I did six at a time, and it only took about 11 seconds in the microwave.
For the chocolate chips, I used mini milk chocolate ones, and to melt them, I microwaved them for 30 seconds, stirred, microwaved for 15 seconds more, stirred again, and they were perfect.
Then with a spoon, roll them around to coat them with the melted chocolate.
Some people like “salted caramels” so you can drizzle some sea salt on them before they harden if you like. I tried a few with it, but my personal preference is without it.
I wrapped them in the gold foil.
Then I added them to the treat bags, and tied them with red ribbon.
Finally, I secured them with ribbon to my presents!
These were so easy to make and a scrumptious little treat, not just for Christmas, but anytime, and I think they make a perfect charming favor as well.
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Hope you enjoy!
idea from: Skinny Sweets Daily