This week the Baked group is making their own version of Nutella...I just didn't want to go through all the expense of buying hazelnuts and whipping up a batch just to have it sit and go bad. I am the only one who would eat chocolate hazelnut spread in my house so I went rogue this week. I made a recipe that I really wanted to make but missed it for some reason or the other. Soft Candy Caramels.
Being a novice caramel maker, I evidently let the caramel cook for too long, I watched my candy thermometer very closely and waited for it to reach 240-250 degrees, it took forever! Sadly, my caramels were not soft, they were firm and chewy.
They did taste really good but you are liable to pull a filling out if you are not careful! Oh well, better luck next time!
The recipe for the caramels is here
If you would like to see what the others did with the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
We are making Alfajores next week. That I am looking forward to!