After verifying the accuracy of D. Lebovitz’s warning that the caramels made with his recipe would stick together if not individually wrapped, I gave up and left them in a big clump in a round glass container.
They sat on my table for a few days until a dinner party came ’round, upon which I decided to see if they were salvageable. At the same time a heat wave struck, softening up the caramels.
Et voila – the hit of the party: my “monkey bread” pull apart caramels…a veritable caramel loaf. After turning the loaf out of the dish, a day later they’re really pulling apart. A kind of delightful treat for a gift or party!