August is Basil Cayenne Month and we've cooked up a limited edition batch of this fan favorite to celebrate the dog days of a hot, hot summer.
This sweet-and-heat treat is an unusual caramel concoction. Each bite starts caramelly sweet, then builds the heat to a pleasing, mouth-tingling zing. And, then, just when you need it, the cool refreshing taste of basil kicks in. An adventure for the palate, our Basil Cayenne is a wonderfully enticing flavor paradox. Try it in our recipe of the month or see some great gifting ideas. We guarantee this flavor will kick your August up a notch or two!
Recipe of the Month / Sweet and Spicy S'mores
- 4 McCrea’s Candies Basil Cayenne caramels
- 4 graham cracker squares (or 2 sheets snapped in half)
- 4 marshmallows
- Unwrap caramel and place on a plate near the fire to warm and soften.
- Roast marshmallows until gooey and browned to your liking.
- Place 2 pieces of warm caramel onto one graham cracker. Top with 2 roasted marshmallows and second graham cracker. Enjoy!
YIELD: 2 S'mores
Download the recipe card here.
Green Thumb Gardener's Basket
Basil + Cayenne is a gardener's dream combo. Bundle our caramel, the recipe card and everything a horticulturalist needs, including gloves, a knee pad, a trowel, and some seeds into a perfect planter's present.
Summer Grilling Gift Box
It's the dog days of summer and everyone is BBQing. Package the caramel and recipe card with an apron, a checked cloth, and/or a cookbook for a sensational summertime hostess gift. A wonderful way to say thanks for the invite.
National S'mores Day Celebration
National S'mores Day is August 10 and McCrea’s Basil Cayenne caramel and recipe card are ideal. Pair them with fluffy marshmallows, gourmet graham crackers, and a skewer or two for the ultimate grill night gift.Swe