Monday, August 23, 2010

Autumn Spice Caramel Dip

What you'll need:
1/2 cup (4 oz, or 1 stick) Butter
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Corn Syrup
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 cup Peanut Butter or Chocolate chips (optional)
Start by melting your butter in a pan on low. 
Once it's completely melted, add in your sugar, syrup, and milk. 
Turn heat to medium and stir continuously. 
Once your caramel comes to a boil, remove it from the heat.
Add your remaining ingredients.
Wait until it's cooled to try it! Caramel is VERY hot.

I love this dip with apples, it's perfect for fall! If you're not planning on gifting this caramel, or using it for a party, I suggest only making half batch, it's a LOT of caramel. 

Half Batch:
1/4 cup (2 oz, 1/2 stick) butter
3/4 cups Brown Sugar
7 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/8 cup Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Cinnamin
1/4 Peanut Butter or Chocolate Chips (optional)

I chose to make a full batch and gift it! I took some baby food jars and peeled the wrappers off. Once the caramel had cooled a little (don't wait until it's chilled, you won't be able to pour it) use a funnel to pour it into the jars. 
Take a 4 in. by 4 in. square of cute fabric (I would have used something more fall-ish, but this is what I had in the house), and iron it to make it look nice and crisp. I didn't worry too much about the strings on the edges, I think it makes it look cute and rustic.
Fit it to the top of the jar, hold it in place, and tie your ribbon around it. I used about 12 inches of ribbon for this.


  1. Love food gifts! If you get a chance, stop by and share these sweet gifts at the Pretty Packages Party!

  2. What a fun gift idea! Perfect for the holidays!