Medicated Caramels (the easy way)

How to melt Carmel in microwave

In a few minutes, you can melt caramels to a smooth consistency in your microwave. Caramels are made by gradually heating sugar with butter and cream to about 250 degrees, known in candy making as the “firm ball stage.” Melting caramels in the microwave helps the novice candy-maker avoid the sugar-scorching perils of molten hot liquid. The microwave oven warms the butter fats from the inside and the sugar crystals don’t harden.

First Step:

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 gram wax/shatter
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • Oven-safe glass ramekin
  • Oven mitts
  • Metal fork
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookie sheet or square metal baking pan (like 8×8 cake pan)

Decarboxylate shatter/wax in oven safe Pyrex Ramekin

Put 1 gram of wax/shatter in ramekin, add 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil

Cover ramekin with foil

Place ramekin in square baking pan (makes it easier to handle)

Place in 225 degree oven (use an oven or infrared thermometer to assure oven temperature is correct

Bake in oven for 25-40 minutes, stir with fork every 10 minutes, when it stops bubbling all the oxygen molecules have been released and it will be bioavailable and able to be used by the body

Cool to room temperature

Second step:

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 bags caramels
  • Microwave-safe bowl (I use a glass Pyrex bowl)
  • Cooking spray (Spray the microwave-save bowl with cooking spray)
  • Oven mitts
  • 
Silicone spatula

Choose a bowl large enough so that when the caramels are in it, they do not reach to the rim of the bowl

Unwrap the individual caramel candies and put them in the bowl

Microwave on high for 30 seconds

Use oven mitts when removing the bowl! Mash the warmed caramels down with the silicone spatula, sprayed with cooking spray, before returning to the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power (Lower time to 15 seconds if your microwave does not have a power adjustment setting)

Stir the caramels with the silicone spatula (If any lumps remain, microwave again for 30 second at a time at 50% power until the candy is completely melted)

Stir in decarboxylated wax/shatter (stir until wax/shatter is completely mixed in)

Third step:

Spray the microwave-save bowl with cooking spray)Pour caramel mixture into a 9×13″ pan sprayed with baking spay

Spread the caramel mixture as evenly as possible

Let cool at room temperature

Cut caramel into 60 squares and wrap individual caramels in parchment paper squares

Makes 60 servings

Recipe can be cut in half

Store wrapped caramels in airtight container in refrigerator to last longer

Tips:

Stir a dash of real vanilla extract in melted caramel for another dimension of flavor

Stir cayenne powder into the melted caramel for another dimension of flavor

Sprinkle Kosher salt on top of semi-cooled caramels for another dimension of flavor

These candies are very strong and you will not feel the medication effects for 20-30 minutes after you eat them! Eat 1 piece and wait 20-30 minutes before you eat any more, to be sure you do not over medicate! If you do over medicate go into a quite place and relax, sleep if you can until the effect’s lesson and adjust dose next time. You CANNOT be harmed by over medicating!

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