Use Your Stove
Melt caramels with water in heavy saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently until caramels are completely melted. Continue as directed.
When kids help out in the kitchen, it's a great time to teach them first-hand about food safety. In addition to washing hands thoroughly before starting, make sure long hair is pulled back. If shaping food by hand, as with the Caramel Balls, caution children not to lick their fingers or put their hands in their mouths during preparation.