Homemade Caramel Drizzle

 

I’ve been meaning to pick up caramel sauce from the grocery store the last….oh 5 times….that I’ve been there.  But, I ALWAYS forget once I get to the grocery store.

So, Friday night- I decided to just make my own caramel sauce or caramel drizzle 🙂 Which is good- because I just realized that Starbucks will no longer be selling their bottles of caramel drizzle.

I was sad at first, when I learned this–but, it really is for the best– because Starbucks sold their caramel drizzle for about $5  a bottle- and you didn’t get very much- my version is WAY cheaper and I know EXACTLY what goes in it…every single calorie 😉

Okay–here is what you’ll need:
1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of half and half, 4tbs butter, 1Tablespoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt.

In a saucepan, put half and half, brown sugar, butter, and salt – and let melt together, stirring occasionally.  Cook for 5-7 minutes, without letting it boil too much- you don’t want to turn it into candy 😉   If it starts to boil, just turn it down a bit, and keep cooking. With 1 minute left, add the vanilla (I used homemade vanilla)

Then put in jars/containers/squirt bottles- etc- and try not to eat it straight from the pan! 🙂

It seemed to fill this pint jar perfectly–though, it was so good and easy- I wound up making more! 🙂

Wouldn’t they make the cutest, most perfect gifts this Christmas?

I added chocolate burlap to the lid, tied it with some raffia and added a stamped tag. I used the Tags and Treats stamp set along with a close to my heart alphabet stamp set.

 

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