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Watkins Caramel Sauce

Friday, October 14th, 2016

caramel-dipWatkins Caramel Sauce is great on apples but don’t stop there!

marshmallows – dip halfway in caramel sauce then drizzle with chocolate or coconut

icing – stir two spoonfuls into vanilla icing, spread on your favorite cake

ice cream – warm caramel sauce and drizzle over vanilla ice cream, sprinkle with chopped nuts

cheesecake – make a simple cheesecake decadent with drizzles of caramel sauce

pear slices – dunk pear slices into caramel sauce

pretzel rods – dip half of a fat pretzel in caramel sauce then roll it in a plate of chopped nuts, colored sprinkles or chocolate chips

Watkins Caramel Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup light corn syrup

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

2 teaspoons Watkins Caramel Extract

In heavy 2 quart saucepan, combine sugars, butter and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring occationally, until mixture comes to a full boil and sugar is completely dissolved (5 to 8 minutes). Check to make sure sugar is completely dissolved by dropping a small drop in cold water and checking that is no longer grainy. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and caramel extract. Serve warm or keep refrigerated. This makes 2 1/4 cups sauce.

Let’s get cooking with Watkins! Just use the products yourself, then share the story of the great Watkins products and business… that’s the recipe for sweet success! Find out more about it HERE!

Bon appetit!



Watkins Date Pinwheels

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Watkins’ commitment to using only the highest quality, purest ingredients has been unwavering since 1868.  This hold true for all J. R. Watkins products, but is especially undeniable when it comes to their signature Vanilla Extracts.  Watkins has been able to produce the best quality vanilla in the world for over 100 years because they don’t cut corners or make compromises.

Watkins Date Pinwheels11oz pure vanilla

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


2-1/2 cups chopped dates

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup finely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide into four portions. Refrigerate until chilled.

In a large saucepan, bring the dates, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook until mixture is thickened, about 15 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in pecans.

On a baking sheet, roll out each portion of dough between two sheets of waxed paper into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove waxed paper; spread with date mixture. Tightly roll up each portion jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 16 dozen.

Let’s get cooking with Watkins!  Just use the products yourself, then share the story of the great Watkins products and business… that’s the recipe for sweet success! Find out more about it HERE!

Bon appetit!



J. R. Watkins Natural Room Fresheners

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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    Every person who joins during September 2015 will automatically get a FREE $20 Gift Certificate after they join, so they can try J.R. Watkins products for themselves.


Watkins Cheese and Garlic Biscuits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Watkins sources the finest ingredients from all over the world to make their award-winning extracts, spices and seasonings. No wonder J.R. Watkins has been a beloved mainstay of American kitchens for over a hundred years.

Watkins Cheese and Garlic Biscuitsspices

2-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix

3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix

1 cup buttermilk


1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon minced chives

1/2 teaspoon Watkins Garlic Powder

1/2 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix

1/4 teaspoon Watkins Black Pepper

In a large bowl, combine the baking mix, cheese, garlic powder and salad dressing mix. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 450° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Brush over biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Bon appetit!