If you are stuck on what to give as gifts this holiday season, look no further than this homemade caramel sauce gift in a jar. This super easy recipe can be made in minutes and your neighbors, mail man, and more will love it. You may even have the ingredients on hand already for this delectable Christmas gift idea.
- 4 ounce Quilted Glass Jelly Jars
- Adhesive Recipe Labels
- Marker or Pen
- Completed Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe (See Below)
Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup firmly packaged brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place butter, milk, and brown sugar in a heavy saucepan over low heat. As soon as melted, increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before stirring in extract. Set aside to cool and thicken.
Pour into your jars. One recipe will fill about 2 1/2 of the 4 ounce quilted glass jelly jars. To complete your homemade caramel sauce gifts, you will want to top your jars with these new adhesive recipe labels. Here we used the round red gingham version. You can choose from the complete selection here.
Your homemade caramel sauce gift in a jar is ready for gift giving. Your recipient can use over ice cream or even to dip apple slices. Note that the caramel sauce should be refrigerated if not being gifted immediately.
These small tokens of your appreciation are perfect for tons of acquaintances on your gift giving list. Make a recipe or two or more and add them to jars today. You might want to make enough to keep some for yourself as well. Once you try this over ice cream, you will never want to have it plain again! Grab your ingredients and get started on this caramel sauce gift in a jar today.