As I mentioned yesterday, I am stocking up my refrigerator with delicious dessert toppings. Chocolate sauce and caramel sauce are great on ice cream, drizzled over a cheesecake or in my case, served at a brownie bar.
What is brownie bar? (I could hear you asking.) I made about 100 star shaped brownies for Ryan's graduation party for a "brownie bar" complete with a selection of toppings to serve along with these decadent treats. Caramel and chocolate sauce of course as well as mason jars filled with chocolate chips, fresh strawberries, sprinkles and even marshmallows. All the makings of a great brownie creation - don't you think?
If you've never made homemade caramel sauce - you need to try it. There is only 1 rule - DON'T WALK AWAY! I can't tell you how many batches of caramel sauce I have burned because I walked away from the stove and let it cook too long.
Don't let that discourage you from trying it though - it only takes 2 minutes of boiling to get this caramel sauce to the perfect consistency. (Yes, It really is true that I can't seem to stand at the stove for 2 minutes without getting distracted. Adult ADHD?)
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Mixture will thicken when it cools.
There are so many ways that you could use this caramel sauce. If you keep a jar in your frig, I am sure that you will find LOTS of ways to use it up.