This article and recipe were created in collaboration with Food52.com.
Some of the best things in life are primarily made out of little more than butter and sugar: Pie crusts, crêpes, and frosting, to name a few. But our favorite iteration of the dynamic duo is caramel, hands down. The gooey, melty mixture that results from simmering sugar and butter is the stuff of dreams. But once it’s packaged into individual candies, it can become relegated to an occasional treat from the snack drawer — here are a few ways to use caramel in so much more. Right after you pop one into your mouth for inspiration, of course.
Melt the candies down in a small saucepan, then pour the mixture over ice cream for a slightly-hardened layer that will make vanilla ice cream less, well, vanilla.
Drop a caramel into your morning coffee or tea as a replacement for your sweetener — or drizzle some melted caramel over the foam on your cappuccino.
Melt the candies into a sugary dip for an afternoon treat that will make any fruit into an impromptu dessert. Those apples you keep on your kitchen counter have never tasted so good.
Chop caramel, then fold it into brownie batter. When you pull the brownies out of the oven, the chocolate base marbled with caramel will be irresistible — and so will the smell emanating from your kitchen.
Live.Love.Lux Tip: Never worry about uneven baking, thanks to the dual-fan convection heat in your Electrolux wall oven — you’ll get perfect brownies, every time.