It’s the greatest day ever. I went to get the mail and guess what was there? A letter from my friend Shirley, and in it, was a coupon for a new product called Kraft Caramel Bits. I had to do a double-take, because at first I thought the ad was for their regular caramels….the ones you have to painstakingly unwrap. But no, these new bits appear to be tiny balls of caramel which melt easily.
Kraft has a few recipes on their site, but I have yet to see these in stores. I did a Google search and it appears that people are using them, so I guess they’re on the shelves of some grocery stores already. If you spot them, let me know.
Update: You can use this information to substitute unwrapped caramel bits for Kraft caramels.
1 cup of caramel bits is equal to about 25 Kraft caramels. 25 Kraft caramels weigh about 5.5 ounces, therefore 1 cup of unwrapped caramel bits weighs about 5.5 ounces. If a recipe calls for 14 ounces of unwrapped caramels, you will need about 2 1/2 cups of caramel bits.
Of course if you own a kitchen scale, you wont have to worry about the math, you can just weigh out the equivalent caramel bits.