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I am not much for sweets, but occasionally I will make something to share!

Decadent Caramels




2 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn light syrup
2 cups butter
1 cup evaporated milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 pinches fleur de sel
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

How to make Decadent Caramels

Ok, I realize that this recipe is not my usual healthy style, but I had to make some rich caramels for Christmas.

These caramels are really easy, but they take a little while, so be prepared.

Line a 9x13 baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.  Set aside.

Lightly grease a large pot with butter.  Add all ingredients and mix together.  Then, bring to medium heat.  Let the mixture boil for about 40 minutes (or until a candy thermometer reaches 248 F or solid balls form when dropped into cold water).  DO NOT stir the mixture as it boils.  Instead, swirl the pan to mix.

Once the caramel reaches the desired temperature, pour into the baking dish.  Add walnuts and sprinkle with fleur de sel.  Let the dish cool, and place into the fridge over night.  Then, cut caramel into bite size pieces and wrap in parchment paper.  Enjoy and share with loved ones!

Sugar Cookies

As you may or may not know, I'm not much of a sweets person.  However, I have now been given the Williams Sonoma Star Wars cookie cutters 3 times, so I figured it was time to use them.  (I am also an avid Star Wars fan).  I totally took this recipe from an online source, but I added some VeggieLiv touches.  Feel free to use an egg substitute to make this vegan.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Earth Balance, softened
  • 1-1 1/2 cups white sugar (if you add less than 1 1/2, add a touch of brown sugar).
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
***The Star Wars shapes did not turn out.  I read some other recipes that included shortening that were for making shapes.  I'm not much on shortening, so I stuck with vegan butter.  If you want shapes though, this recipe is not exactly for you.  It does produce some delicious, chewy sugar cookies though!!