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Old 11-29-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Caramels help

I made a batch of caramels and thet turned out rock hard. They remind me of Nips candy. is there any way to fix them so they are "normal". Can I melt them with some cream?

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Old 11-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if melting it with some cream will do the trick. I guess it's worth a try.

I'd say it happened because the caramel mixture was cooked to too high a temperature.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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It would be best to just start over. When making caramels (or any candy) you have to use a candy thermometer. For soft caramels - "soft ball stage" is what you want. Anything over that is going to turn out hard like brittle.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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I do have a thermo and I cooked it to recipe specs. I just have to cookit a little less. I did melt it with cream and it turned out perfect! Thanks every1
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