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Is there a recipe for Caramel filling like in Turtles candy?

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Caramel...like in "Turtles" candy? I looked in the recipe section but didn't find any. Is there a reason it shouldn't be used? I know it is pretty gooey but thought it might make a nice filling. My guys love turtles!! I thought maybe just melting the kraft caramels, would that work? They would harden up more I think.
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post #2 of 74
oohhhhhh...I would love to have something like that. I was watching the food network one day and there was a lady that had a business and all she sold was caramel cakes, her icing was supposed to be killer!!!! Only wish i could remember what her company name was.
post #3 of 74
I think you can just use caramels and add a little milk. Look at the back of the bag, it should have a recipe. Good luck, sounds wonderful.

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Originally Posted by cindy6250

I think you can just use caramels and add a little milk. Look at the back of the bag, it should have a recipe. Good luck, sounds wonderful.

Cindy



I've done this before, but never used it in a cake. would you please let me know how it turns out if you use it.
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post #5 of 74
The cake mix doctor book has a wonderful recipe for turtle cake that I have made several times. You melt carmel squares and evaporated milk together and when it cools alittle you pour it on 1/2 the batter that has baked for 12 minutes or so. then you place the remaining batter on top and finish baking.

I have also done this to thin carmel for pretzels and as a filling in choc. candies.
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post #6 of 74
Place an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk on it's side in a deep pot, cover with water by at least an inch, and put a lid on it. Bring it to a boil and boil for at least 3 hours (for a much softer caramel) and up to 5 hours (for a very firm caramel), top up the water as needed, being sure to not let the water get below the top of the can, or it may explode.

It sounds difficult, but it isn't! I boil three or four cans at a time and keep them in the pantry for when I need them. They can be used for all sorts of things! The end result is really yummy.
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post #7 of 74
thanks for the recipes NEW and eden, I'll try them both.
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post #8 of 74
Why not Carmel Icecream topping?You could maybe mix the carmel w/ whipcream and nuts if you want it a little more filling like. Or you could mix it with chocholate.
post #9 of 74
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Originally Posted by edencakes

Place an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk on it's side in a deep pot, cover with water by at least an inch, and put a lid on it. Bring it to a boil and boil for at least 3 hours (for a much softer caramel) and up to 5 hours (for a very firm caramel), top up the water as needed, being sure to not let the water get below the top of the can, or it may explode.

It sounds difficult, but it isn't! I boil three or four cans at a time and keep them in the pantry for when I need them. They can be used for all sorts of things! The end result is really yummy.




ooooo...my Grandma used to make a dessert using this caramel. I think she called it Amish Dessert. It was a lettuce leaf with a pineapple ring on top of it. Put a slice of this caramel on tiop of the pineappe, and whipped cream and a cherry on top of that. It was my favorite dessert when I was growing up. When I was little, I would eat it til I got sick if she would let me. Very rich. I had forgotten about this caramel, and may try it in a cake to see how it works.
post #10 of 74
jen1977 - that sounds delish! If you boil the sweetened condensed milk long enough, then you can just open both ends of the can and push it out (like cranberry sauce!) and slice it. It's got a hundred uses!
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post #11 of 74
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Are you serious??????? You boil condensed milk to get caramel?? I've never heard of that....but it sure sounds good icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif My guys would go nuts over it. I really have to give this a try. I thought of doing a french vanilla cake mix with the caramel filling....maybe I will try both ways and see which they like best. Nice little chunks of nuts in it.......oh I can't wait for my KA to arrive!!!!!
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post #12 of 74
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Originally Posted by edencakes

jen1977 - that sounds delish! If you boil the sweetened condensed milk long enough, then you can just open both ends of the can and push it out (like cranberry sauce!) and slice it. It's got a hundred uses!



I have a caramel pie recipe that calls for that. It sounds like a really great technique and easy! I never tried it though cause I was afraid the cans would explode on me lol Good to know it works.
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post #13 of 74
I have a caramel pie recipe that calls for that. It sounds like a really great technique and easy! I never tried it though cause I was afraid the cans would explode on me lol Good to know it works.[/quote]


Everyone used to think my Grandma was nuts for boiling a can, but like Eden said, as long as you keep it covered with water, you're fine!
post #14 of 74
I have cooked the Condensed Milk, but took it out of the can. It worked just as well. My friends mom gave me the recipe, but made me promise not to cook it in can, because she had a can blow up on her and she got burned. Just keep that in mind. However, it is soooo gooood!!!
post #15 of 74
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Bulldog....so if you're not using the can how do you cook it? How long, heat etc.? If you covered the pot with a lid and kept checking would that be safer?
This caramel idea sounds pretty yummy....even to me who hates sweets of any kind (except Flakes!!)
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