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I had really high hopes for these apple cider caramels. I attempted making them a few days before my Christmas party last year, to serve to my guests. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I made so many other treats (like Krispy Buckeyes and Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread) that my guests didn’t notice they were missing.
I’m still really bummed that this recipe ended up in the Pinter-Mess category. I was really meticulous about following the directions and even bought a candy thermometer to make these!
Maybe someone out there can tell me what I did wrong…
As we’ve learned here at The PinterTest Kitchen before, sometimes a recipe turns out to be a huge Pinter-Mess regardless of how good it sounds or looks. Remember my chocolate and caramel microwave mug cake? or Allison’s nasty jello cookies? Those both were just plain bad.
Back when our Mom first signed-up for Pinterest, I was showing her the basics of how everything worked and we found a pin for Lemon Brownies. They looked really good (and maybe they somehow did turn out awesome for the person that posted it on Becky Charms) but they turned out to be just a Pinter-Mess for me!
If you ask me, who ever came up with the idea to combine chocolate and caramel should be worshiped by all and should have his or her face featured on the dollar bill. That’s how much I absolutely love these two ingredients together.
But I should have known better! Whenever I get this excited about a project or recipe, it usually ends up going horribly wrong and that’s exactly what happened. This recipe was a PinterMess, and here’s why…