I made an assortment of caramels prior to the 2010 Christmas holidays, but look it's perfect timing as a holiday gift idea.
After Mike and I returned home from Paris in late November 2010, I was on a "salted caramel" kick. I loved Laduree's salted caramel macaron and had it on my mind. I bought fleur de sel (French salt flakes) and grey salt from France just to experiment with it at home.
Amazon.com. My mantra-wrappers and packaging make everything look pretty and more presentable.
Poured the mixture into a pan and let it solidify.See's Candies Chocolate lollypops.
Most of the caramels that I made were a bit on the soft side. If the caramels were refrigerated, they were the perfect texture after taking them out and letting them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
Hmmm....after blogging about this, I may make caramels again this year. All though if I have time this year, I have my heart set on experimenting on some other creative concoctions.