Christmas is nearly here and you might be in need of some last minute gift ideas! No need to panic! If you want to make some quick and easy candy treats for the holidays, these delicious candy cane caramels are just perfect. Gooey, chocolatey treats with that hint of peppermint – YUM!
These candy cane caramels only require 3 ingredients and you can make a batch of them in about 15 minutes! They are such a simple treat to put together – make some for everyone on your list! Make up to 2 weeks ahead of serving or whip them up as a last minute gift.
Chocolate, caramel, and peppermint….YUM!!! These candies are really tasty and make a great gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers – nearly everyone on your list! They’re really easy to make, even if you’re not experienced at candy making.
Delicious Candy Cane Caramels Recipe
Some materials you will need to make this recipe a little bit easier:
- Parchment Paper
- Melting Pot, optional
- Toothpicks or Candy Sticks
- Baking Sheet
Okay, let’s get going!
Candy Cane Caramels
These candy cane caramels make a terrific gift! They only require a few ingredients and are so quick and easy to make. Whip some up and share them with your family and friends.
- 16 oz chocolate chips
- 24 caramel candies individually wrapped
- 1.76 oz peppermint candy canes (4 candy canes)
Prepare all your caramel squares for dipping by sticking the toothpicks or candy stick into their center.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pour your chocolate chips into the melting pot and set it on medium heat so that you get your chocolate melting.
If you do not have a chocolate melting pot you can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler over the stove or in the microwave.
While chocolate is melting, unwrap candy canes, place them in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to smash them into small pieces. Place the candy cane pieces in a bowl for topping.
As soon as all the chocolate chips are melted, begin dipping your caramel squares.
Place the squares onto the parchment paper and wiggle the sticks out of the caramel before it hardens.
As soon as you place each caramel on the paper, top it with candy cane pieces and lightly press them into the chocolate.
Allow caramels to harden.
Peel them away from the parchment paper and store in an airtight container.
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