Remember how I told you about my theory on sweets? Well friends, I think I have a sugar addiction. (First step is admitting it right?) Ok ok.. I know I have a sugar problem. But I can stop anytime I want.
Did you know that a can of sweetened condensed milk can turn into delicious caramel? I didnt either! I saw it on a blog (forgot which one.. ahhh!) and immediately dropped everything to make some. Ok maybe I didnt drop everything.. but I did make sure I picked up a few cans on my next grocery trip.
Oh.. my.. goodness! Easiest, most delicious sweet treat I have ever made in a crockpot! Yes.. a crockpot!
Wanna know how to make it? I thought you’d never ask! Its so easy you dont even need a real recipe. Just a three steps..
1. Stick a can of sweetened condensed milk (minus the label!) in a crockpot full of water (make sure its covered)
2. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours (hello beauty sleep!)
3. Take out of the water and let it cool for a few hours
The last step is important. I was Miss Impatient and the caramel exploded out of the can.. everywhere. I had (really hot) caramel sauce on my eyebrowns. No joke. But you can laugh.. I did. Then I ate a ton (of cooled) caramel sauce.
I was healthy though.. I used an apple to scoop it into my mouth. Nom nom nom.
I made 7 of these bad boys to hand out as teachers gifts yesterday. The cans come out of the crockpot dirty so I wiped them down and slapped a cute little sticker on them. No more dirty, naked caramel sauce cans. ( I need to wipe my dirty, nasty stove top before taking pictures next time.. ooops!)
See? Cute little sticker on the outside. Delicious caramel inside.
Do you believe me yet that you need to try this? I can post more pictures of my semi crafty cans.. or you could just try it and shut me up. I think the second option is better too.
I put the can on the bottom of a gift bag and then put an apple on top. Gotta keep it healthy folks.
I tied some jute around the top and attached another cute little printed tag. Easy.
This would make a great neighbor gift too. Actually it would make a great gift for anybody. Especially those friends that love sweets. (cough.. me..)
Whats your favorite sweet treat?
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This carmel sauce is also known as arequipe in many South American cultures. It is great spread between 2 thin sugar cookies or as a filling for a cake. How yummy can learning about cultures be?!
Aimee Lane says
Whatever! That's just WILD! I can't wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing!!!
I didnt know that! Thats such a fun fact Brandy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
It tripped me out too when I saw it. I HAD to try it.. make sure you let your cans cool though. I was so eager to see if it worked it exploded everywhere. Let me know how it turns out!
free eye brow wax if you let it explode. lol! I will have to try this as I have a bunch of cans of this stuff.
Yummy! I posted a link to this my blog…thru my pinterest board.
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn
Haha.. it did burn a little but I wanted to eat it so bad I didnt care! 🙂
I have an awesome Banoffee Pie recipe I recipe I make with this stuff.
Sweetened Condensed Milk is one of my favorite double duty products.
Checking it out now! I love sweetened condensed milk too!