Sometimes cravings are too hard to ignore and the only way to make them disappear is to eat the treat that’s been on your mind. If thoughts of sweet caramel have been dancing through your head all day long, you should get one of these scrumptious snacks to conquer your craving and sate your appetite
If you’re looking forward to zoning out after a long workday, you should whip up a bowl of homemade caramel corn to munch on while you get lost in your favorite television series or podcast. The first thing you need to do is make a big pot of stovetop popcorn, salt it and put it to the side while you prepare the caramel sauce. Melt butter into a saucepan, add in brown sugar and mix the ingredients together so that they are completely blended. Bring the liquid to a boil, drop in vanilla extract and baking soda, and then drizzle the warm liquid over the popcorn until every piece is coated. If you want some extra crunch, put toasted almonds, halved pecans or salted peanuts into the bowl before pouring the caramel.
- Mochi Ice Cream
If you want a quick dessert that can help you cool down in humid weather, you should open up a box of salted caramel Japanese mochi ice cream. These frozen treats are balls of premium ice cream draped with a layer of delicate sweetened rice dough. You can get a box of salted caramel My/Mo Mochi ice cream from the frozen food aisle of your nearest grocery store — you can also find boxes of different flavors like double chocolate, ripe strawberry, mint chocolate chip and vanilla bean mochi ice cream. To add more of your favorite flavor, cook up a batch of homemade salted caramel sauce on your stovetop and pour it on top your mochi ice cream to make a dreamy and decadent sundae.
These are usually popular in the fall, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to wait a few months to bite into this treat. You can easily make caramel apples from scratch by dissolving sugar over the stovetop until it becomes a honey-colored syrup and then adding heavy cream so that it becomes a silky-smooth mixture. Take some small apples that have been washed, dried and refrigerated and then skewer them with popsicle sticks. Dip the apples into the caramel and let them sit on a cutting board or baking sheet lined with parchment paper and wait for the sticky coating to harden. Within minutes you can grab a stick andsink your teeth into a snack that technically counts as a full serving of fruit.
It’s good to know how to get these desserts because you know that your cravings for this confection won’t go away — they will eventually resurface, and you will want something filled with caramel all over again. Whether that specific desire returns tomorrow or a week from now, you will be prepared to quell your hunger.