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CHOCOLATE CARAMELS – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

Chocolate Caramels are soft, chewy 4-ingredient homemade caramels with the amazing addition of chocolate! Perfect holiday treats that are easy to make!


Chocolate Caramels are soft, chewy 4-ingredient homemade caramels with the amazing addition of chocolate! Perfect holiday treats that are easy to make!

Chocolate Caramels are the perfect holiday treat to give to family and friends and neighbors. I have always loved homemade caramels and make them every year, but I recently found this recipe and was excited to see if this variation was equally delicious. It is! These Chocolate Caramels will be a huge hit with any chocolate lovers in your life – just make sure to save some for yourself before you give them all away!

Chocolate Caramels are soft, chewy 4-ingredient homemade caramels with the amazing addition of chocolate! Perfect holiday treats that are easy to make!This Chocolate Caramels recipe has only 4 ingredients and it’s pretty simple to make. It does require some stirring, and you’ll need to plan about 30 minutes to make the caramels. I like to wrap mine in the precut pieces of wax paper– they cost under $10 for 250, which generally lasts me at least a few years! So worth it to not have to cut small squares of wax paper each year!

Do you need a candy thermometer to make homemade caramels?

A thermometer is a necessity when making homemade candy, especially when making caramels. Unless you have made a caramel recipe hundreds of times and know exactly what the mixture looks like at exactly the right point, you will have a hard time getting perfect results without a thermometer. You can test the candy mixture by placing a little bit of it in water when you think that it’s close, but having a thermometer will help you to know if you are even getting close to the testing stage so you don’t have to waste a bunch of your mixture!

You can use a classic candy thermometer like this one, but I prefer to use a digital thermometer like this one. The classic candy thermometers work fine, but I find that the glass often gets fogged up in the candy making process, and you don’t want it to be fogged up at the critical point when you are trying to see what the temperature is!  The other benefit to using a digital one is that it can be used for meat and other things too so you don’t need to buy more than one for your kitchen.

How does altitude affect homemade caramels?

Homemade Caramels cook for different time depending on where you live. The soft ball stage (required for caramel making) is somewhere between 234°-240°at sea level. As a general rule of thumb, you will need to reduce that temperature by about 2° for every 1,000 feet above sea level you are.

Test your candy at 235° by taking a small dollop and placing it in an ice cold bowl of water. If the candy dissolves, it’s not done cooking. But if the candy hardens and when you press it, it’s soft, it’s likely done. (I prefer my caramels to be slightly soft!) I’m at a higher elevation and cook my caramels to about 237°, rather than 240°.

Sometimes it’s a little tricky to find the right temperature to achieve the perfect consistency in homemade caramels (and other homemade candy too), but once you figure out the correct temperature for your particular altitude, you should be able to get consistent results every time!

What are the ingredients in Chocolate Caramels?

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided

How to make Chocolate Caramels:

  1. Line an 8X8 pan with foil and grease the foil with butter.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup and chocolate to a boil over medium heat and stir until smooth.
  3. Add 1/2 cup cream and stir constantly until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees.  Add another 1/2 cup cream and return mixture to 234 degrees, stirring constantly.  Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream and cook until the temperature reaches 240°. Test candy. (If you are at a high altitude, you may want to begin testing when the mixture reaches 234°.) If the mixture dissolves in the water, you need to keep cooking until the temperature goes up 2 more degrees, then test again. If mixture hardens when a small dollop is placed in ice cold water, then remove from heat and pour into prepared pan.*
  4. Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan and let stand until firm – about 5 hours or overnight.
  5. Using the foil, lift the candy out of the pan.  Remove foil and cut into 1 inch squares.  If desired, you can wrap the individual pieces in waxed paper, twisting the ends.  These make great gifts for neighbors and friends!

*You may find that your mixture is not at the right consistency until it reaches closer to 246°. That’s ok! Many caramel recipes require a final temperature of about 246-248° but just keep testing to make sure that isn’t too high of a temp. If the candy cooks too long, your caramels will be too hard. Just remember that the higher your elevation, the LOWER the temperature will be when the candy is done.

Chocolate Caramels are soft, chewy 4-ingredient homemade caramels with the amazing addition of chocolate! Perfect holiday treats that are easy to make!

Chocolate Caramels

Chocolate Caramels are soft, chewy 4-ingredient homemade caramels with the amazing addition of chocolate! Easy to make & perfect holiday treats.

Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream divided

Instructions

  1. Line an 8X8 pan with foil and grease the foil with butter.

  2. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup and chocolate to a boil over medium heat and stir until smooth.

  3. Add 1/2 cup cream and stir constantly until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees.  Add another 1/2 cup cream and return mixture to 234 degrees, stirring constantly.  Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream and cook until the temperature reaches 240°. Test candy. (If you are at a high altitude, you may want to begin testing when the mixture reaches 234°.) If the mixture dissolves in the water, you need to keep cooking until the temperature goes up 2 more degrees, then test again. If mixture hardens when a small dollop is placed in ice cold water, then remove from heat and pour into prepared pan.*

  4. Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan and let stand until firm – about 5 hours or overnight.

  5. Using the foil, lift the candy out of the pan.  Remove foil and cut into 1 inch squares.  If desired, you can wrap the individual pieces in waxed paper, twisting the ends.  These make great gifts for neighbors and friends!

Recipe Notes

*You may find that your mixture is not at the right consistency until it reaches closer to 246°. That’s ok! Many caramel recipes require a final temperature of about 246-248° but just keep testing to make sure that isn’t too high of a temp. If the candy cooks too long, your caramels will be too hard. Just remember that the higher your elevation, the LOWER the temperature will be when the candy is done.

How long do homemade caramels last?

If your caramels are wrapped individually and then stored in an airtight plastic bag or container, they should stay good at room temperature for about 2-3 weeks. Just make sure they are not exposed to any moisture! And if you can make them last 3 weeks without eating all of them, you deserve a prize for self-restraint! They’ve never lasted more than a few days at my house!

Do homemade caramels need to be refrigerated?

Homemade caramels do not need to be refrigerated, but you can store them in the refrigerator to make them easier to cut and it also prolongs the shelf life. I prefer to eat them soft, so just make sure to take them out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan to eat them – as long as they are cut into small pieces, they will get to room temperature pretty quickly. If you do refrigerate the caramel before cutting, just make sure to cover it with waxed paper and foil to protect your candy from absorbing other odors/flavors from your refrigerator.

Can you freeze homemade caramels?

Caramels freeze very well – just place the individually wrapped caramels in an airtight freezer bag. If they are wrapped properly, they should be good for up to 6 months!

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RASPBERRY VANILLA JELLO SALAD – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

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Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make and it is perfect as a side dish or even a dessert. This recipe only requires 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make and then it is immediately ready to serve!

Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is simply amazing! I just recently found this jello salad recipe and LOVE it!  It only has 4 ingredients and it literally takes just a couple of minutes to make. It’s absolutely the easiest (and fastest!) jello salad recipe you will ever make! Not only that, but it can be eaten immediately after preparing (or saved for later!)…and it’s delicious too! As a matter of fact, the recipe tastes wonderful minutes after making it, but I actually prefer to eat this the next day because the raspberry flavor gets to be a bit stronger and mixed in with the rest of the salad better.

What berries can you use in our JELLO SALAD?

My family loves raspberries the best in this recipe, but I have also tried it with mixed berries, blackberries, blueberries – one reader gave me the idea of using peaches and I created this version of the salad as a result! I usually use frozen fruit because I keep quite a bit of it on hand, but you can definitely use fresh fruit as well.

You can even mix a few different kinds of fruit together. I think raspberries and peaches would be wonderful together! I have even added bananas to the salad right before serving and that adds a wonderful flavor as well.

Where do you serve Jello Salad?

Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad makes for a great side dish to take to a potluck, but is sweet enough that it could work as a dessert also. I have used this recipe on multiple occasions when I needed to whip something up quickly to take somewhere, and it has always been a HUGE hit with adults and kids alike. I love that this recipe is cool and refreshing in the summer, but also is a family favorite at Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Valentine’s Day – it works for pretty much any holiday! You’ll love having this convenient and mouthwatering recipe in your collection!

Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make and it's perfect as a side dish or even dessert!

Ingredients in Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad

  • 1 box (5.1 oz) instant vanilla pudding
  • 32 oz. container vanilla yogurt
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip (thawed)
  • 1 pkg. frozen raspberries (12 oz)

How to make Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and the vanilla yogurt, stirring until well mixed.
  2. Fold Cool Whip into the mixture. (You can use a spatula or a whisk!)
  3. Lastly, fold in the raspberries.  I had set mine out for about 10 minutes before making the salad, but you can put them in frozen and they will thaw very quickly so you can serve the salad right after mixing.
  4. If you don’t serve the salad immediately, the raspberries will thaw more and the juices will add a raspberry flavor to the entire mixture – I like it both ways!

Step by step instructions and photos on how to make Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad

RASPBERRY VANILLA JELLO SALAD

Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make and it’s perfect as a side dish or even dessert!

Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 box 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 32 oz. container vanilla yogurt
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 pkg. frozen raspberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and the vanilla yogurt, stirring until well mixed.

  2. Fold Cool Whip into the mixture. (You can use a spatula or a whisk!)

  3. Lastly, fold in the raspberries. I had set mine out for about 10 minutes before making the salad, but you can put them in frozen and they will thaw very quickly so you can serve the salad right after mixing. If you don’t serve the salad immediately, the raspberries will thaw more and the juices will add a raspberry flavor to the entire mixture – I like it both ways!

Can you replace the Cool Whip in Jello Salad?

If you can’t find Cool Whip where you live or you prefer not to use it in recipes, you can use stabilized whipped cream instead. If you just use regular whipped cream, the consistency will be too light and the cream will not hold up very well when mixed into the jello salad. It’s very simple to make your own stabilized whipped cream and it just takes a few minutes!

How do you make stabilized whipped cream?

To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
  1. Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft and smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
  3. Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and beat until stiff peaks are formed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

A little tip for making whipped cream faster. Use a metal bowl for whipping the cream and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!

How do you store Jello Salad?

This particular jello salad recipe stores very well in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, but is not ideal for freezing. There really is no need to freeze this recipe because you can make it so quickly! I usually make this jello salad the day before I am planning to serve it, because I like the way that the raspberry flavor becomes stronger and spreads throughout the salad more. I have also served the salad just a few minutes after making it and it is still delicious!

Can you change the flavor of the Raspberry Vanilla Jello Salad?

It is very easy to change the flavor of the jello salad with a few swaps. The ingredients are very basic but you can change them up to get a slightly different flavor. As mentioned before, you can definitely swap out the berries although I do prefer raspberries or blueberries. These are fruits that are easily found frozen and they thaw well.

You can also very easily swap out the flavor of yogurt in the recipe. You can replace all or part of the vanilla yogurt with lemon yogurt, raspberry yogurt, or any other flavor that goes well with the berries that you have chosen.

One more swap that is easy to do is to swap out the pudding mix that you use. Two ideal substitutes are lemon pudding or cheesecake pudding, especially if using raspberries. Who doesn’t love raspberry and lemon together, or raspberry and cheesecake?!

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Dairy-Free Keto Bread with Herbes de Provence


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A soft, tender, absolutely delicious keto bread with a killer crumb. Smear with butter or chocolate spread, and you will think you are eating the real thing!

  • 150 g Hazelnut meal
  • 60 g Macadamia, ground
  • 40 g Vanilla whey protein, sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp Psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 6 Organic eggs
  1. Line a 20cm loaf pan with parchment paper. Add all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon until smooth and well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bake the loaf for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

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