The Original Post : Apple Cider Caramels
I finally decided to give the recipe one more (or 3) try. I did everything per instructions. It still didn't work out for me and was gooey. I scraped everything off of the parchment paper into the pot, boiled to hardball stage, poured it back in the prepared dish and let it sit. It didn't work. Again, I scraped it back off of the parchment paper, boiled it to hardball stage, poured it back into the prepared dish and let it sit. Once again, it didn't work. It almost did. I could at least cut it, but then it would just blob out onto the paper and not hold its form. So I did the above process again, letting it simmer at the hardball stage for 5 minutes and FINALLY... we have caramels!! My only thought is that there is to much liquid in this recipe that it needs to boil for awhile at a low temp to hardball stage. This is the only thing I can think of. Though I didn't get caramels the first time out doing it again, I did get caramels. My husband is very proud of me for my patience and persistence with this recipe. The end result is delicious!