Chocolate Covered Caramels

Recipe by LUv 2 BaKE
READY IN: 21mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    vanilla caramels, individually wrapped
  • 50
    g chocolate wafers (your choice, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate)
  • Toppings (your choice)
  • candy sprinkles
  • peanuts, Unsalted chopped
  • graham wafer crumbs
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DIRECTIONS

  • Unwrap the caramels and place the unwrapped caramels on a dinner plate covered in waxed paper.
  • Break wooden skewers into 4 or 5 pieces each (or use round toothpicks or those little plastic swards often used for drinks) and insert a small piece of the skewer into each caramel (to create a small lollypop type appearance).
  • Measure out the chocolate wafers, put chocolate into small ramekin microwavable cups.
  • Microwave on low (I use power 5 or 6) for 10 to 15 seconds at a time, stirring often to ensure the chocolate does not burn.
  • Since you are only covering 8 caramels in chocolate, to make sure the chocolate does not harden, fill a cereal or soup bowl with a small amount of hot tap water; place the ramekin with the melted chocolate in the bowl of water so the warm water surrounds the ramekin - be careful not to get any water in the melted chocolate.
  • Pick up the caramel by its stick and dip into the chocolate; spread the chocolate onto the surface of the caramel (I used a small pickle fork to do this).
  • Immediately dip the chocolate covered caramel into your desired toppings - Note the chocolate hardens very quickly once on the caramel.
  • Place the decorated chocolate caramel back onto the dinner plate so the chocolate can fully harden.
  • Repeat this process with all caramels; once finished store the chocolate covered caramels in a sealed container or wrap individually in plastic wrap for gifts.
  • IDEA - S'more caramel; cut mini marshmallows in half, cover caramel with dark or milk chocolate, immediately place the cut marshmallows onto the chocolate surface of the caramel, let dry, spread a small amount of white chocolate onto each marshmallow and immediately dip in graham wafer crumbs.
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