Semi-Homemade Caramel Sauce

After all of my Holiday baking, I had a few random leftover ingredients.

Specifically, a bag of caramels, and some evaporated milk.caramel sauceBoth are things that I will have no use for until our next cookie baking extravaganza.

Not wanting them to go to waste, I decided to make some caramel sauce to use in my coffee.
It ended up exceeding my expectations, so I thought I’d share with you.

You will need:
11 ounce bag of caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Unwrap all of the caramels and throw them in a microwave-safe dish along with the evaporated milk.

Microwave on high for a minute. Stir. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until the caramels are melted and your caramel sauce is smooth. Any of this sound familiar? Knock You Naked Brownies, anyone?

If you want a thicker caramel sauce, use less evaporated milk.

Put sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.caramel sauceUse it on coffee, ice cream, or even add it to your wicked awesome hot chocolate bar on Christmas morning.Caramel drizzleWhatever you do with it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Do you have any random leftover ingredients from your baking this year? Do you have a plan for them? Please share!!

December 21, 2015
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  • Reply Tricia

    This looks so easy and yummy! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    December 23, 2015 at 8:21 am
    • Reply

      It is!! Thank you! You too!!

      December 23, 2015 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Lauren

    This looks awesome! BTW your naked brownies inspired me and I made my own version using box brownie mix and then I melted caramel with a bit of milk in the microwave and poured it in between layers or brownie before cooking.. OMG SO GOOD!!

    December 30, 2015 at 9:13 am
    • Reply

      Thanks! Really?! Oh, that sounds delicious!!!

      January 4, 2016 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Innovo

    Looks excellent and very yummy! Perfect for winter time!

    December 31, 2015 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Kimberly Cox

    This looks Yummy and Easy, both things I LOVE 🙂

    January 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply

      Haha-me too!!

      January 1, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Bonnie

    What a great idea Tarynn! I don’t have an extra bag of caramels but I might go and get some to create this sauce but I would probably drizzle it on hot chocolate or mochas. I have a weakness for those.

    January 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks!! It’s soooo good, I’ve been loving it on my mochas! Hot chocolate sounds good too!

      January 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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