Introduction: Eatable Fluorescent Caramel Candies
spooky pumpkins 🎃 and delicious treats 🍬
What is there not to love?
For those who love caramel, this the spooky recipe for you.
Tonic water is a natural fluorescent and the secret ingredient for this caramel creation.
- Parchment Paper
- Black Light
- Funnel (optional)
- Granulated Sugar (do not use brown sugar)
- Tonic Water
- Food coloring
- Butter (optional, creates a creamy caramel)
Step 1: Prep Your Workspace
First up, clear a space to draw out your pumpkin design and lay a sheet of parchment paper across the cleared surface.
Step 2: Melt Down Your Sugar
Turn the stove on a low-medium (approximately 3) and preheat your pan.
Add your sugar until there is just a thin layer over the bottom of the pan.
Patiently wait for the sugar to start melting, stirring occasionally.
The sugar will naturally start to brown and caramelize.
- Make sure the pan is big enough to only allow a thin layer of sugar (If you add too much sugar, the bottom layer will begin to burn before the top part starts melting)
- Once the sugar starts melting more rapidly, turn the temperature down to prevent burning
Step 3: Mix Tonic Water and Food Coloring
While your sugar is melting, mix a teaspoon of chilled tonic water with red and yellow food coloring to produce an orange tonic solution.
Step 4: Add Tonic Solution to Caramel
Pour the tonic solution into your caramel, and slowly start mixing. The caramel should start bubbling a bit once it touches the tonic solution at first, and eventually settle back down.
At this point, you may add the butter if you desire a soft caramel as opposed to a hard caramel.
Step 5: Pour Your Pumpkin
Pour the caramel by hand or into a funnel, tracing the pumpkin design you wish to create
⚠️ Caution ⚠️
The caramel is very hot. Handle with care.
Step 6: Check It Out in the BlackLight!
- Keep the caramel chilled in the refrigerator or freezer until ready for consumption or show
- Protect the caramel creation in Tupperware to prevent other items from crushing your designs (like what happened to mine)
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