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.
I arrived just in time to catch the demo from the beginning.
The candy thermometer at work.
We were ready to see how to make this candy favorite.
The mixture starts out this color.
When it is almost ready to pour, the mixture becomes this rich…caramel color.
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.
Because the candy was so warm and soft, it was easy to cut into large bites.
You can buy pretty wrappers from cooking supply stores to add the final touch.
This cooking demo was kid approved!
Some shoppers also got to try a sample caramel. They agreed it was some of the best that they had ever had.
The nice bags made our samples look holiday ready. We took several samples home!
Always get your picture with the celebrity chef!
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!