I have to admit, I think I'd take caramel over good ole' chocolate any day of the week. I love it chewy, hard or syrupy (i know that isn't a word but humor me here). Don't get me wrong chocolate is pretty dang good too :-) but there's just something about caramel.
Every year during the holidays I make home made caramels. The hardest part is trying to figure out just the right time to take it off the stove. If it is to light in color, it'll be sticky. If it's to dark in color, it'll turn into toffee.
So, here is a nice little color guide for all you caramel crazies out there...just in case you decide to whip up your own batch of this delectable stuff!