These buttery, salty, deliciously chewy confections taste rich and extravagant. Even though they require attention to detail, they are easy to make and fun to give away -- that is, if you can stand to part with them. Here is your step-by-step guide to the essentials of caramel making.
Package homemade caramel candies in plain cardboard cartons. Tie up the boxes with kitchen twine, and maybe even adorn each with a sweet little pinecone. Done.
Get the recipes for Classic Caramel Candies and five variations: Sesame Ginger Caramel Candies, Orange Espresso Caramel Candies, Chocolate Coconut Caramel Candies, Maple Walnut Spice Caramel Candies, and Mixed Nut and Thyme Caramel Candies.