How to melt macintosh caramel?

I have a bar of macintosh caramel that I'm looking to melt, but the only recipe I know of uses condensed milk, which I don't have. Any thoughts on using regular milk and butter? Any idea of the quantities?

Update:

Yes I am Canadian, they are widely available here. I was not aware that they weren't sold in the US, so, for Americans, macintosh toffee is just a big bar of hard caramel sold in a red cardboard box.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I am a former chef and unles your a Canadian or from the UK, you have never had McIntosh's Toffee, I am quite alot older than you and remember the TV commercial from the 1970's with Billy Meek a guest on the old "pig and Whistle" show of the late 60's and early 70's.

    Now after the history lesson, I would put it over a double boiler, with a bit of condensed milk, either the Carnation full fat or a generic store one, like chocolate it will melt in time, stir it ocassionaly, let the water simmer, not boil or the milk will curdle.

  • 4 years ago

    Macintosh Toffee

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    From about.com:

    "melt caramels in microwave using package directions. Dip apples in caramel mixture."

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You should be able to find them in any grocery store. Look in the produce department.

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