The Sweetest Thing! Caramels Demo by Barbara Tenney at KaTom.

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One of my favorite candies as a child was found in a bag of Kraft Caramels. I loved the brown ones and would search for the few chocolate ones hiding within. However, those caramels seemed a little hard and stuck to the teeth. The ones that we had last Saturday were too soft to imagine and had a wonderful buttery flavor. The caramels may have been my favorite holiday demo of them all.

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I arrived just in time to catch the demo from the beginning.

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The candy thermometer at work.

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We were ready to see how to make this candy favorite.

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The mixture starts out this color.

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When it is almost ready to pour, the mixture becomes this rich…caramel color.

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Parchment paper lining the pan is a must. Even then, be sure to butter it quite well so it will release from the pan when finished.

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Voila!

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Because the candy was so warm and soft, it was easy to cut into large bites.

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You can buy pretty wrappers from cooking supply stores to add the final touch.

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This cooking demo was kid approved!

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Some shoppers also got to try a sample caramel. They agreed it was some of the best that they had ever had.

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The nice bags made our samples look holiday ready. We took several samples home!

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Always get your picture with the celebrity chef!

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The last holiday cooking demo will be this Saturday with Barbara Tenney creating Polar Bear Claws. I am not exactly sure what they are yet, but I am positive that they will be wonderful. Arrive at 11:00 to see the whole demonstration. It is a great (free) way to get out and about in Sevierville. 

Save me a seat at the counter!

 

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