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National Caramel Day

Celebrate National Caramel Day with delicious treats - from decadent desserts to creamy milkshakes, we've got the perfect recipes for your sweet tooth!
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April 5
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Celebrate National Caramel Day on April 5 with friends, family and of course some delicious caramel! This sweet treat has been around since the early 1800s when it was first created in France. It's a favorite among candy lovers all over the world and can be found in everything from chocolates to ice cream sundaes. So grab a bag of caramels or whip up your own batch for an extra special celebration this year!

History of National Caramel Day

National Caramel Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Caramel Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Caramel was first created in France in the early 1800s, becoming a popular flavor in confectionery.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Caramel Candy Craze Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The caramel candy craze has its roots in the American Midwest during the mid-19th century, expanding its popularity across the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1893</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Milton Hershey's Caramel Venture</div><div class='timeline-text'>Milton S. Hershey’s Lancaster Caramel Company became an overnight success, setting the groundwork for today's Hershey Company.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1903</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Caramel-Coated Popcorn</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cracker Jack, a caramel-coated popcorn snack, becomes an American favorite after its introduction at the Chicago World’s Fair.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Caramel in Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hershey introduces the Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar, marking the popularity of combining chocolate and caramel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Caramel Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Caramel Day is celebrated in the United States, an annual event to look forward to for caramel lovers.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Caramel Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake caramel cupcakes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make some delicious cupcakes with a caramel twist. Use some store bought or homemade caramel sauce to add some sweetness to the cupcakes. You can also top them off with extra caramel for an extra kick of sweetness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Caramel apples</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to the local farmer's market and get some fresh apples. Dip them into melted caramel and turn them into a sweet treat that you can enjoy all day long.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Caramel popcorn</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make your own caramel popcorn by melting butter, sugar and syrup together in a saucepan and pouring it over popped popcorn. Mix it up and let it cool before munching away.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Caramel fondue</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Melt caramels in a double boiler or in the microwave and serve with dippables like fruits, pretzels, cookies, marshmallows, and more! It's sure to be a hit at any party.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Caramel hot chocolate</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Warm up on National Caramel Day by making yourself a delicious caramel hot chocolate. Mix together milk, cocoa, caramels and cream for the perfect drink.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Caramel Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Caramel is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's a reason why caramel has become such a beloved flavor. The combination of sugar, butter and cream creates an irresistible sweet treat that can be enjoyed on its own or added to desserts like ice cream sundaes, pies, cakes and more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own homemade caramel can be surprisingly simple. All you need are some basic ingredients like sugar, butter and cream, along with an eye for timing - once the mixture reaches the right temperature it needs to be removed from the heat as soon as possible in order to achieve creamy perfection!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It goes with everything</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Caramel isn't just limited to chocolates or candy bars - it can also be used in various other dishes. Drizzle it over popcorn or simmer it into drinks for added sweetness. You could even use it to add a little extra flair to savory dishes like grilled steak or pulled pork sandwiches for a unique and tasty flavor experience!</p></div></div>

Discover 5 Sweet Facts about Caramel

National Caramel Day FAQs

When is National Caramel Day?

National Caramel Day is celebrated on April 5 every year. In 2024 National Caramel Day will occur on a Friday.

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