I have been making Insane amounts of caramel lately as I try to perfect a different recipe. This eggnog caramel was a completely spontaneous kitchen experiment. Instead of cream I decided to use eggnog, and sure enough the end result was Amazing Eggnog Caramels.
1 & 1/2 cups Eggnog
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
In saucepan over medium heat: mix eggnog and sugars. Stir continuously until liquid begins to boil. Once boiling, stop stirring and attach your candy thermometer. While the caramel is cooking, line an 8×8 pan with foil and butter the foil (don’t skimp on the butter).
Dip a heat resistant brush into water and wipe down the sides of the pan to remove any sugar crystals. Once the caramel reaches 245 degrees F, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the buttered pan and let cool in the fridge for 5-6 hours or overnight.
To cut, remove the entire caramel block using the foil. Flip upside down on a flat cutting board and peel off the foil. Cut caramels into desired shape and size using a very sharp, buttered knife. Wrap your candies with wax paper and store in the refrigerator. Eat within a week or so, not that they last even that long around my house.