Hot Buttered Rum...on a Stick!

Baby, it's cold outside! Let's warm up with a cup of hot buttered rum...on a stick!
Just simply add hot water and dark rum.
{Extra additions: a warm fire, cuddling and snuggling}
Hot Buttered Rum on a Stick
You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
 ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
 ¼ teaspoon ground clove 
pinch of kosher salt

Let's Play!

Line a mini muffin pan with mini cupcake papers, ready your wooden sticks and set aside. 
Combine all the ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan.

Bring the syrup to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with a clean wooden spoon. Boil for about 3 minutes or until the syrup registers 238°f - 240°F on a candy thermometer.

Remove the pan from heat immediately and keep stirring. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to cool and looks creamy, cloudy, and start to thicken, about 2 minutes.
Drop the mixture by the spoonful into the prepared mini cupcake papers. Work quickly, as the syrup starts to set as it cools. As quickly as possible insert a wooden stick into each mini cupcake cup.
Cool until hardened – about 15 minutes. (Makes 20 sticks)

When it is time to indulge combine one stick with 4 ounces of boiling water.
Stir until melted. Add dark rum and enjoy!  

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