National Chocolate Caramel Day
On this day, a perfect mixture is celebrated each year. Enjoy the chocolate and caramel in your favorite candy bar, ice cream, or cake on March 19th. With this irresistible combination, the recipe invokes cravings for chocolate caramel coffee, milkshakes, or just about any treat.
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Why National Chocolate Caramel Day?
The roots of caramel are lost in history pages, but all we know is that it lay somewhere in the Americas in 200 years between 1650 and 1880. One day, Mr. Hershey was experimenting with flavors to make different types of candies. This process would finally culminate in caramels when some brilliant spark added fat and milk to the boiling water and sugar, so caramel was born. It is worth remembering that refined sugar was both scarce and costly during this period. Hence, sugar beet juice was used instead.
On the other hand, chocolate originated in Mesoamerica and was prepared there as a drink as early as 1750BCE. The man immediately transported it back to Europe when the settlers arrived and noticed the rich drink, which became massively popular in Europe. From this beginning, chocolate has grown into the wide variety we enjoy today as an easy and exotic drink, thanks in part to Mr. Hershey of the candy company named Hershey.
The World’s Colombian Exposition arrived in Chicago in 1893. The obsession of Hershey with a display showcasing equipment for German chocolate processing became clear. So obsessed, he bought the equipment and soon manufactured chocolate bars, many of which contained his company’s bedrock ingredient: caramel.
How Can We Observe National Chocolate Caramel Day?
There are so many ways for this day to be celebrated! For chocolate ice cream, add caramel. Enjoy your favorite caramel candy bar, make a beautiful caramel cake with chocolate, or order one from your local bakery. Would you like to add some more variety? You can always add nuts and whole grains that go well with both chocolate and caramel. It might be an excellent way to add a little dark chocolate and caramel to your granola and yogurt routine in the morning. Also, drizzle over a little on your popcorn as well.
The best way of celebrating, of course, is by sharing. For co-workers or neighbors, consider cooking up a large batch of your favorite dish. Another choice is to produce recipe cards for friends and family to send away. We’ve already got one recipe to try for you.
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 2/3 cups of whipped cream
- 10 tbsp of butter
- 120gms of dark chocolate
Time for the recipe:
- Cook brown sugar, whipping cream, and butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continuously until the mixture has thoroughly heated.
- Now add the chocolate; stir until the chocolate melts and the sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes. Keep stirring continuously. Serve hot or cover and refrigerate until people can’t resist their cravings.
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Interesting Facts on National Chocolate Caramel Day:
Here are some facts about caramel
- Many candies and cookies you relish are made with caramel. Caramel almonds, pralines, nougats, crème caramel, and brittles are some of them.
- Caramel candy is sweet, thick, and chewy. A combination of milk or cream, sugar, butter, and vanilla flavoring is made by boiling it.
- By combining caramelized sugar with cream, caramel sauce is made. Additional ingredients such as butter, fruit purees, or vanilla can be added, depending on the intended use. In a variety of desserts, caramel sauce is used, especially as a topping for ice cream.
- Caramel coloring is a liquid that tastes dark and bitter after near-total caramelization; that’s what is produced. To make it usable for such purposes, it is distilled afterward. It is used for food coloring and in cola-like drinks.
- Toffee is a smooth, thick, chewy candy made by boiling a combination of milk or cream, sugar, glucose, and butter. It is also called ‘caramel candy.’
- The word “caramel” derives from French caramel, borrowed from 18th century Spanish Caramelo, probably from Portuguese caramel itself.
- The Arabs invented caramel in 950 AD. The first caramel was created in boiling water by crystallizing sugar and was hard and crunchy.
History of National Chocolate Caramel Day:
This all began when cooking sugar and water when an ingenious candy maker added fat and milk. Born in Pennsylvania in 1857, Hershey formed a candy-making company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania