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Hello Everyone,

I have a client who is interested in chocolate covered caramels. I was wondering if there was a cheaper solution to caramel bar sets to use instead. I would rather not use sheet pans. Any suggestion would be great.

Thank You!!

Matt

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Yup - I go to a place called the Metal Supermarket - get them to cut me 1/2 inch square aluminum bar to the lengths I want. I get hubby to buff the ends so they aren't sharp at all. I actually have a variety of bars from 1/2 by 1/4 to 1 inch square for a variety of projects. Very inexpensive compared to the purchased caramel bars.

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How big a batch do you need to make at once? I use a square false-bottomed cake pan lined with parchment, fine for the occasional small batch, and the sides are perpendicular, unlike a sheet pan.


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sorry for the late response to this pastrygirl, I needed at least 60 caramels. I managed to build an 8" square from my local steel works place(literally costs me $3) so it got the job done. I would have normally just use a sheet pan or a square cake pan, but in the past it was harder to remove the product from the pan. thank you everyone for the advise. I am sure I will have more questions later on as I am getting my catering business grows.

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