I just purchased my first home (yay!) so as a way to say “Merry Christmas” and introduce myself to some of my neighbors I decided a small gift was in order. I’m really weird about receiving homemade food items from people I don’t know very well so giving something like that was out of the question. I came across this idea (here) for a way to make caramel out of sweetened condensed milk without ever opening the can! Just line your crock pot with foil and remove the labels from the condensed milk and place them in the crock pot. I was able to fit 7 in mine, so I got them all done at once. Fill with water so it just covers the tops of the cans and cook on low for 6 hours. Put the cans in a sink filled with cold water until they are cool to the touch. Meanwhile you can be making labels for the cans – I stamped mine and and then packaged each can with 2 apples for dipping in a cellophane bag. I tied them with green and white baker’s twine, wrote a little note and went door to door.
By the way, I opened a can (just to test it) and it was DEEE-LISH!