Rice krispie treats look very simple and easy to make. Well, they really are! But that’s only if you have the right proportions and correct timing. Truth is, it’s also so easy to mess up. This recipe is nearly fool-proof because it only has 3 ingredient
I’ve learned a lot, working with caramels over the past few years. So many recipes call for caramel and they require various consistencies which also require various ingredients and techniques.
You’ve seen my caramel apples recipe – I made it without corn syrup. Then there’s my chewy caramels recipe without condensed milk and another one using evaporated milk. You probably even tried my salted caramel frooze balls or the chocolate covered caramel balls.
Or perhaps you’ve looked through my blog and found the many ways you can make caramel garnish.
I have this caramel sauce that doesn’t make use of butter or cream. I also posted a recipe using brown sugar in case you want a richer and deeper flavor in yours. There are so many caramel recipes on this blog, you’d probably think I runa caramel shop (I don’t :)!
Some of my most recent posts are about making caramel sauce thicker and how to make caramel for coffee. I just can’t have enough caramel in my life and I’m sure you can relate!
Apart from caramel, another thing that I love with all my heart is chocolate! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate???
Whether we’re talking about chocolate ice cream, brownies, delectable chocolate cake, chocolate beverages, chocolate sauce on just about any treat, or just nibbling on some chocolate bits.
Anything chocolatey sounds about right any day of the week. And I haven’t even started talking about chocolate fondue!
I bet you can feel my excitement from where you are. The kid in me gets so excited about dipping almost anything into that pool of melted chocolate. I even get myself spoonfuls just because. LOL.
Growing up, it wasn’t something we often had at home. But in recent years fondue has started to become quite popular and it’s not just cheese fondue anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese. But chocolate fondue? It’s something that satisfies a different weakness in me.
Caramel sauces come in different textures depending on how thick or thin you want them to be. You can make them really thick for confections, thin for beverages, or vice versa, or maybe even somewhere in between. For a caramel lover like me, there’s no ultimate rule – it’s just a matter of preference.
Having made caramel sauce for years, I’ve found my preferences. I know my ratio well and can play around with the consistency however I want to. Some days I want it thin, other days thick.
I put it on my pies, cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, scones, brownies, turnovers, cookies, cinnamon rolls, pudding, tarts, pretzels, ice cream, waffles, coffee, and even lick it on a spoon! There’s so much you can do with caramel sauce and knowing how to change its’ consistency can do wonders.
Since I started this blog, I’ve added several caramel recipes, each having different consistencies and richness. This includes some recipes using different techniques and ingredients such as making caramel sauce using brown sugar, then there’s another one without cream or butter, and you can also make one using evaporated milk.
If any of these recipes sound interesting to you, feel free to browse and look around. These recipes are sure to work so there’s no trial and error here. There are also plenty of other caramel recipes here for caramel lovers along with recipes for so many more confections that are great for sweet tooths like us.
On the other hand, if you have your own caramel sauce recipe, but find it too thin for some of your confections, you don’t need to whip up a thicker batch. Keep that jar.