Happy Monday and Happy December! I am elated that my favorite time of the year has officially arrived. I am so excited!!! Can you tell? There’s no better way to kick off the week after a long Thanksgiving weekend than with chocolate and caramel. Always a delectable choice. A little somethin’ somethin’ to let you forgot that after a few days of family, fun, food and shopping, the real world is knocking at your door. But don’t be dismayed, Christmas is less than 23 days away… 23 days before we’re back to making memories. You can do it! And here are the best little bites to get you dreaming about a merry, merry Christmas.
I have no words for this. Well, maybe one. RIDICULOUS. That’s exactly what these bars are. There is no way I could come even close to describing to you what these taste like. All I can say is that you’ll feel overwhelmingly happy. So much so that you won’t know what to do with yourself. It starts out with a huge smile, which quickly turns into uncontrollable giggles, followed by laughter and the slapping of anything and everyone you can find. You’ll be so enamored you might even start rolling on the kitchen floor… yep, you’ll be a complete loony. But hey, at least you have something to blame. Caramel Nougat Chocolate Bars are prepared to change your taste buds. Are you ready to give it a whirl? [Read more…]
Hey there! Since I’ve been somewhat slacking in posting recipes that embody fall, I couldn’t help but pull out good old Caramel Apples. Traditional caramel apples usually call for melting a whole bag of caramels, dipping your apples in the gooey sauce and smothering them in loads and loads of candy. While I am a big fan of described apples, I have never enjoyed the process. Too messy and sticky for my liking. Each fall, I usually rope my husband into lending me a hand, i.e. I melt the caramels and he takes care of the rest. While he enjoys the occasional job as sous chef, I happen to know that caramel-apple-dipping is also not at the top of his list of favorite kitchen activities. This is exactly why this recipe was born. Homemade Caramel Sauce is poured over freshly diced apples and topped with candy. Mess-free, easy to eat, and every bit as delightful as your traditional caramel apple.