Caramels with sweetened condensed milk Recipes
A few weeks ago I bought a can of caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk, a new seasonal flavor from Eagle Brand. Even though sweetened condensed milk is completely different from caramel, the product seemed a little redundant. Condensed milk is already used in so many caramel flavored recipes and is the primary component of dulce de leche. What’s the point of adding caramel flavoring to sweetened condensed milk? Obviously, I had to know so I bought a can and finally opened it today.
It definitely doesn’t look or taste like regular condensed milk, nor does it taste like dulce de leche. It tastes pretty artificial, actually. It reminds me of the caramel flavored peanut butter I bought a few months ago which was also a seasonal thing and which tasted more like butterscotch than caramel. Caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk is a fun idea, but after tasting this one I’d rather just use regular sweetened condensed milk. If you’ve brought this product and have used it in something awesome, do tell. I used half the can in this small batch of easy rocky road candy and am trying to figure out what to do with the rest.
Now my usual “Rocky Road Candy” is “Caramel Rocky Road Candy” which sounds so much fancier, right? The caramel flavoring in the milk adds an interesting note. Fuzz really liked it and Todd hasn’t tried it, so the jury is still out. If you have some caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk around and want to try the rocky road, here’s the recipe. Now I need to find a way to use the rest of the can.
This easy rocky road candy gets a hint of caramel from Eagle Brand caramel flavored condensed milk. It's a seasonal product, so if you can't find the caramel flavored condensed milk, just use regular sweetened condensed milk.