Apr 16, 2009

DIY favors - caramel filled boxes

Ok, these are simple but I love these boxes. They are from http://www.bagsandbowsonline.com/, they refer to them as purse style gift card holders, but they make great favor boxes. They are available in several colors and they even come with the ribbon. I filled them with yummy handmade caramels from http://www.avenuesweets.com/, I did attached a great caramel recipe if you want to try your hand at making your own. Tags are from My Wedding Labels {link to the right}. Caramel Recipe:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 {14 oz} can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease an 8 X 8 inch square pan.
In a heavy 4 quart saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add brown sugar, corn syrup and milk. Stirring constantly, heat to 242 to 248 degrees F, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into prepared pan.
When caramel has cooled and set, cut into 1 inch squares. Chill in refrigerator until firm. Individually wrap caramels in wax paper.

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