Introduction: Caramelised Caramel Sticks...


'Caramelised Caramel Sticks...

Without Caramelised Caramel Sticks, your life isn't complete.

With Caramelised Caramel Sticks, You'll be addicted for life.

With Caramelised Caramel Sticks, You'll be able to taste the sweet taste of heaven

With Caramelised Caramel Sticks, You'll put on a few pounds.'


True words from the Caramelised Caramel Sticks Goddess

                                                                                                                                                                   


But seriously, make these from a 3 simple ingredients, in 3 simple steps and you'll be hooked!

                                                                                                                                                                   


P. S 
To save time and energy, Caramelised Caramel Sticks are now CCS

P.S.S
To save even more time and energy the Caramelised Caramel Sticks Goddess is now the CCSG




Step 1: How to Raid the Kitchen...

'The art of raiding requires you to collect the following... '
 Excerpt from the CCSG's handbook

            


Ingredients 


- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar -
Granulated

- 1/2 Cup Water 

- 1 tblsp Vinegar - Any type will do...

          


Equipment 

- Saucepan

- Wooden Spoon - Or other stirring implement

- Baking tray -  Or plate

- Foil 

- Sticks - Can be skewers, lollipop or lolly sticks (I used craft matchsticks)

Step 2: Cook...

Place all the ingredients in the saucepan on a high heat, stirring every now and then.

Take it off the heat when it reaches a golden colour.

Step 3: Pour It Out...

Prepare baking tray or plate by covering it in foil.

Place sticks every 1.5 inches

Pour the mixture over the top quarter of the sticks. (like lollipops)

After 10 - 15 mins, the CCS will set.

Snap the caramel into pieces and hope a distinct area will stay around the stick.


            

Also, if you have lollipop moulds then great.

You could even buy them

Step 4: Done!!

Yay...

Now you can eat away!!

               


Alternate Flavours...

Do post comments including ideas about flavours, such as vanilla, peppermint, lemon, etc

             



Please post comments with pictures of your Caramels...

Also if you have any problems, suggestions, compliments or even comments , feel free to comment!

Comments

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Ugifer made it!(author)2010-08-09

Silicone is very heat-stable - could you do this in a silicone ice tray as a mould?

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silvery made it!(author)2010-08-13

I tried it - and it works fine. And the candy look great (though they don't taste good, the sugar was too brown) Sugar caramelizes at about 180°C, so everything you use to bake should work.

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cherishcherub made it!(author)2010-08-13

i think the reason it didnt taste good is cos you left it for too long, the last image on step 2 is when you should take it off

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silvery made it!(author)2010-08-13

That was the problem I'm sure. I will try again. One more thing: The finished candy sticked to the silicone tray - next time I will cover them with oil, I read that might help getting the sugar out of the mould.

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cherishcherub made it!(author)2010-08-16

that should work yes

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silvery made it!(author)2010-08-16

It does work ;-) Was very easy to get the candys out of the moulds.

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trucker+her made it!(author)2010-09-10

How did it taste?

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silvery made it!(author)2011-07-01

Tasted great!

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atombomb1945 made it!(author)2010-08-05

You might find it easier to pour out a strip of candy, then put a stick on top of the strip every inch or so. Give each stick a twist so it buries itself into the candy. You could also just pour another strip over top of it.

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Short+One made it!(author)2011-02-16

Personally, I wouldn't even use the sticks. I'd just pour it out, let it cool a little, and run a knife through it (before it becomes solid) to thin it out where I wanted it to break. Then after it is completely cooled, you could just break it and suck on it. That's just me though. I don't care for paper sticks in my candy. :D

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cherishcherub made it!(author)2011-03-13

i'll be honest, thats how i always make it, but for the competition i just used sticks :)

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prosper58 made it!(author)2011-02-27

I tried it and they taste great :D- I'll stick with my own way though.
(Caramel suckers- I make them every time i make caramel popcorn.)
The way I do it:
1. Make caramel popcorn by any recipe.
2. After pouring the caramel into the popcorn and stirring that, scrape the excess caramel from the pot you used off with a spoon.
3. Let the spoon (with caramel) sit and harden for a moment (into a moldable form that keeps its shape).
4. Form the caramel into a ball and stick a toothpick in it. (I cut about 3 inches from the end of a bamboo skewer and used that).
5. Put it in the freezer for a few minutes and it will harden (and stay hardened even when out of the freezer).
Now you have your own caramel sucker(s) :D
Of course you can do anything else, like- make caramel, let it sit, and then make several caramel suckers (step 4-5). Although if you do it my way, you have a butt-load of caramel popcorn AND a caramel sucker :D

My caramel popcorn recipe is similar to this one - http://www.ehow.com/how_4617541_homemade-caramel-popcorn.html

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happyjo made it!(author)2011-02-18

I made these! They are delicious! i ended up not cooking it long enough, so it stayed sticky and I ended up rolling the caramel into caramel balls!

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Fizzxwizz made it!(author)2010-08-09

Gummy worm factories and other candies use what I think is compressed corn starch as a mold if I remember correctly. This method might be able to be implemented if you have something to compress the powder, but I doubt it.

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Ugifer made it!(author)2010-08-13

There is an instructable on corn-starch candy moulds. I'm sure you could use the same method for lollipops.

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cherishcherub made it!(author)2010-08-13

this is the link if anyone wants it

but too be honest its too long to make

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