{Salted Caramel} Chocolates

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It’s only been a few days, but it seems as if I haven’t blogged in forever.

A local non-profit animal rescue, The Grace Foundation, is in serious trouble, and I have been working around the clock trying to find a solution.

Grace doesn’t simply help animals, they are the last resort to many children and at risk youth that have no other place to go.

Many of the horses rescued are then trained as therapy animals.
6000 children a year receive services from this foundation.

The mom and puppies we are fostering are from Grace, and my daughter volunteers on Saturdays.

One of the reasons that I feel such passion for this organization is that my Stella, who struggles in many ways, feels at home at Grace.  This is the one place she looks forward to going each week.  These animals are some of her best friends,  and the work she does makes her feel like she’s good at something.  Every child needs to feel that.

So…that is what I’ve been up to this week.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the caramels I made today, but I just felt the need to explain my mini-blog break.

Hope you all had a good week.

Salted Caramel Chocolates:
good quality chocolate for melting (amount depends on how many candies you want to make)
1 used 1 cup of chopped dark chocolate
salted caramel (melted but not too runny)
coarse sea salt (for the top)

melt the chocolate with 1 tbsp of butter
in your candy cup (or mold) spoon 1/2 tbsp of chocolate
top each cup with 1 tbsp of caramel
add just a drop of chocolate to the top
finish with just a few grains of salt

chill until hardened

pretty easy – but SO delicious