History of this incredible treat is not completely known. Sometime in the late 1800’s a candy maker thought to add fat and milk while boiling sugar and water. The candy and sauce we now know as caramel was created.
The biggest debate is how to spell the word. Some people pronounce it as cara-mel while others pronounce it as car-mel. It turns out Carmel is correct if naming a city. Caramel is correct whether it is a sauce you put over ice cream or individual candies wrapped in wax paper.
This recipe is for the individual candies wrapped in wax paper.
No matter how you say them, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
Recipe adapted from The Cooking of Joy Blog Post