Welcome to June’s Bakin’ Friends! Every month we ship a goodie to a different Bakin’ Friend using the ingredient of the month. This month was caramel and I was completely spoiled by my Bakin’ Friend, Valerie of Keep Calm and Bake.
I was so completely surprised by what I saw when I opened my box this month, it was packed full of so many things! And it was so cutely presented that it made me feel guilty for not putting more effort into the packages I send to my Bakin’ Friends (my apologies I will try harder from now on!). On top of this adorably cute spring/summer theme to my package, there were not one, not two, but FOUR baked goodies in there all made with caramel. Valerie included a note saying she made them all hoping I would like at least one of them, but they were all favorites of hers. I immediately had not doubt that I too would love it all.
The first thing I dug into was the Pay Day Candy Bars. Seriously? These alone would have been more than enough to have received. They were very addicting and I was super excited to have two little canisters full of them to hoard all to myself – no way I am sharing these!
Next was the double layer fudge. I really liked how these were a two-in-one treat because they are molded into cookie cutters! Which was made even more convenient because the fudge was a bit warm after sitting outside in the heat for a little while. They were easily rejuvenated by placing in the fridge to harden once again in their shapes. I also had never had a two layer fudge before, the combination with the caramel was wonderful and I can see why this is another favorite of hers, and I am sure of everyone shes gifts it to.
Next was Caramel Oatmeal Cookies. I like how she prevented them from sticking together by using cupcake liners. All these years I have been individually wrapping each cookie in saran before I shipped them out but this method seems much easier, and prettier! The cookies themselves were as good as they sound and I enjoyed warming them up in the microwave for 10 seconds to get the caramels bits soft.
Last but not least I found a jar of Caramel Apple Jam at the bottom of the pile. But then I noticed there was something else still down there – oh look a second jar! I’ll be spreading this stuff on everything in sight.Valerie, you clearly know how to spoil someone.
Thank you again so much Valerie! I hope you received an equally delicious package from your Bakin’ Friend, and I am jealous of whoever you send goodies to next month ;-)!
Want to join in on the baking fun? Send an e-mail to [email protected] by the 5th!
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