How to Keep Homemade Caramels From Sticking to the Pan

Written by kimberly porter
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Homemade caramels are a great treat to give out as gifts during the holiday season -- or to enjoy yourself. The problem is that caramel is quite sticky and can easily get stuck to your pan. To avoid having to scrape the caramel out and ruin its look, follow a few easy precautions.

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Things you need

  • Waxed paper
  • Butter
  • Icing sugar or cocoa powder

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    Rub butter throughout the entirety of the pan you will be pouring the caramel into. Be sure to butter both the bottom and the sides very well.

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    Another option is to line the pan with waxed paper before pouring in the caramel.

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    Try lining the pan with waxed paper and then buttering the waxed paper on top of that if the first two options individually did not work as well as you hoped.

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    You may also want to prevent sticking after you have cut the caramel into individual pieces and begun removing them from the pan.

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    Cut your waxed paper into small squares and place a piece of caramel in the middle. Fold two corners over the caramel and then twist the other two corners together to seal it.

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    Try dusting the individual pieces of caramel with icing sugar or cocoa powder. This will change the flavour from pure pieces of caramel but will also help to conquer the stickiness of the caramel piece.

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