crazy for caramel


okay so lets be honest here… im kind of addicted to caramel.

i try to stay away, but truth is.. its my weakness. so i finally made a tiny investment and bought myself a wonderful little candy mold from hobby lobby! πŸ™‚

its adorable if i may say so myself, and quite inexpensive when you add on a 40% off coupon! πŸ™‚



caramel is super easy to make and doesnt take much time, and with a silicone mold theres hardly any mess.

For this occasion i used Martha Stewarts recipe.. minus the salt


Classic Caramel Candies


  • Vegetable oil, for baking sheet
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pureΒ vanillaΒ extract


  1. STEP 1

    Lightly brush bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch rimmed baking sheet with oil. Line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on long sides; lightly brush parchment with oil.

  2. STEP 2

    Bring cream, sugar, butter, and corn syrup to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until caramel reaches 248 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Immediately remove caramel from heat, and stir in salt andvanilla. Pour caramel onto baking sheet, and let stand, uncovered, at room temperature at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.

  4. STEP 4

    Lifting by parchment overhang, transfer caramel to a large cutting board. Cut into 3/4-by-1 1/4-inch pieces; wrap each piece in waxed paper or cellophane.


Martha Stewart Living, December 2012

then i decided to play around and add some chocolate.. because why not? πŸ™‚






Gift exchange!

Oh man πŸ™‚ so I haven’t seen my friend since before Christmas and we fiallyet up to give eachother gifts! πŸ™‚

I got the best gifts ever!

Crochet boots and a knit headband! I have been begging her to make the boots! Both gifts were a first time for her and they look fab! I’m so happy I have such a great friend πŸ™‚

My snapchat to her πŸ™‚

Plus I got some coffee liquor.. I see tiramisu in my blogging future πŸ™‚

I made her some headbands a bow and cookies of course πŸ™‚



My chocolate Oreos aren’t too pretty.. but I saw that Martha Stewart used a chocolate mold and even uses a design up top πŸ™‚ so i will def have to go buy some molds asap


My first tome having granola that I really liked was last Christmas. It wa delicious! I’ve had granola before… But not like this. This was amazing! Cherry almond granola. My mom’s friend Linda brought us a big bag and I basically ate the whole thing. I’ve been obsessing over it since and I finally got the recipe!

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup good honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

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One problem… I didn’t have all the dried fruit that’s supposed to go in it… But next time I make it I will definitely have the dried cherries. Yumm

preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

So here I started with granola chopped almonds and coconut πŸ™‚ *this is also where i would have tossed in the cherries!


Then I whisked up some honey and vegetable oil

I then poured the liquid over the granola mixture stirred and into the oven it goes! bake for 25-30 min until golden brown. pull our and let cool until ready to eat!

I wrapped mine up and added it to a late Christmas gift πŸ™‚