Apple Cider Caramels

When I saw these apple cider caramels in the December issue of Food & Wine magazine, I knew I had to make them.  I love both apple cider and caramels so what better combination?  Making caramels sounds harder than it really is.  You should definitely purchase a candy thermometer.  I wrapped the caramels in parchment paper and wrapped them with baker’s twine which I think gave them a cute homemade look.  You can really taste the apple cider in these caramels.  I made a bunch of caramels and gave them to friends and family as gifts.  I’m really in a homemade-edible-gift-giving mood this year!