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Christmas Gift Basket Idea

****FAMILY MEMBERS: Don’t look at this one please :)!****

Here’s an idea I have been wanting to try ever since I saw it on Kayla’s blog last year around this time: homemade caramel dip! I was amazed that you can make this great treat right in the can without ever even opening it :). You just remove the labels from some cans of sweetened condensed milk, put them into a deep pot, and completely cover them with water, then boil them for three hours (adding water when needed). The milk turns into a caramel-y type sauce – who knew?? But I learned after the fact that it can be dangerous because the cans will exploded if the water level drops below the tops of the cans! Good thing I remembered to keep adding water :)!!! Despite the risk, I will be making more of these – I tested some, and it is YUMMY!

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

Here’s a gift basket idea: Decorate cans of homemade caramel dip (I used printed papers from Chrstmas Heart), add some apples, candies and bags of nuts and you have a sweet gift to¬† be enjoyed by all … I hope ;)!

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6 responses to “Christmas Gift Basket Idea

  1. Kelleigh December 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Wow! What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Margie S. December 17, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Oh so adorable! Too bad we don’t get condensed milk here like that! You are soooo creative :)

  3. Brooke - in Oregon December 17, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Hi Jess
    I made this last year right after Kayla put it on her blog and yes it is YUMMY! Everyone went crazy over it too! :)

    LOVE your packaging!!

  4. HolleyV December 19, 2008 at 7:24 am

    Hey Jess–I love this idea! Those are sooo pretty!

  5. gwacie April 10, 2009 at 3:19 am

    oh! dulce de leche! we put this in home made banoffee pie. yummy!

  6. Kim January 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    You can also put the sweetened condensed milk in mason jars. They’ll need to be refrigerated, but you don’t have to worry about explosions or the plastic lining leeching into your caramel sauce.

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