Monday, December 3, 2012

Treat Box & Caramel Recipe!!!

Hello!!!  I'm telling you that it is a dangerous thing for me to have sweets in the house!  I made cookies for yesterday's post and caramels for today's post, so I am surrounded by delicious things and my will-power is weak!  :)  I am taking the leftovers to work tomorrow, and hopefully they will be completely devoured so I don't have to bring them back home!  I froze some of the shortbread cookies, and they are so yummy out of the freezer...  Anywho, for today's Joy's Life DT project, we were asked to make a food project.  I love making sweets, so I decided to make a little treat box and fill it with homemade caramels!  Let me tell you folks, I do not like caramels from the store, but these little beauties are so delicious!!!!!  At the bottom of this post I will share the recipe with you!!!!  YUM!

Winter Frolic- Santa cut at 2.88", tree cut at 3.71"
Sweet Tooth Boxes- treat box/lid cut at 6.41"
Cuttlebug- snowflakes
Joy's Life Stamps- Oh Christmas Puns
Transparency film

Okay, here's the recipe....  Soooooo good!  Thanks for stopping by!!!  :)

Chewy Caramels
Recipe from
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pound light brown sugar (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Cook for 2 minutes at that temperature. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  2. Meanwhile, butter a 9x13 inch baking pan. When the caramel is ready, pour into the buttered pan. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. Remove from the pan and cut into squares using scissors. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper or cellophane.


Brenda said...

Your caramel treat box is so cute Amie! I know what you mean about having sweets around. I am always baking and cooking for my guys and I try not to eat much of it. lol Most of the time my guys take care of it before I can think about it so that's good thing at my house. Your caramels sound and look so good, I will have to give this recipe a try!

snappy scrappy said...

Yummy...great packaging...too cute! Lee-Ann :)

Georgiana said...

These do look yummy and I just can't say no either. I would eat them all up so you wouldn't have to worry about bringing any home.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations

DIANA L. said...

YUM!!!!Also a super duper treat box
Love your santa on the top

Sherrie K. said...

Ooooh boy, do these look yummy!!! your treat box is adorable Amy:) I love the cute decorated tree and jolly Santa! So cute...I will be making these caramels! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K

TeresaK said...

That box is just so cute and you are making me drool over those caramels! YUM!

Rosie said...

super cute treat box