Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with nature's candy—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Savor human ingenuity with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of gourmet organic caramels at Becky's Blissful Bakery in Pewaukee.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery, lauded by multiple press sources, crafts soft caramels from 100% organic ingredients with creative flavor additions folded in from other local merchants. Boxes of caramels ($10.49) run the flavor gamut from classic to complex, including a spiced-chai variety laced with Rishi tea concentrate, hints of cardamom, and snappy comebacks. Assertive smoky notes pervade the espresso-dark-chocolate flavor, made from Stone Creek coffee, and tongues savor compelling complexity after chewing the beer-and-pretzel caramels infused with Lakefront Brewery E.S.B. ale. Each batch of richly textured morsels contains brown-rice syrup for sweetness and springs to life during a slow, deliberate stir over low heat. Jars of creamy caramel sauce ($7.99) lend the essence of Becky’s candies to sundaes and food fights, and the caramels themselves, each held captive by twists of wax paper, sit neatly in elegant 4-ounce packages accented by silver bows. The buttery candies make excellent additions to parties, bridal showers, or mundane morning showers.
Becky’s Blissful Bakery
Becky’s Blissful Bakery’s confectionists eschew preservatives, instead, they handcraft most batches of gluten-free caramels from organic ingredients—including some from other local merchants. Along with the original vanilla-caramel recipe, flavors such as extra-special bitter beer from Lakefront Brewery infuse the treats with added complexity. Rather than protecting each caramel by wrapping it in peanut butter, Becky’s bakers swaddle the morsels in wax paper before arranging them in packages accented with silver bows.