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Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

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These little gems are so quick, easy, and delicious that you will be making them often.

I make a lot of candy during the holiday season but caramel is just one of those things I had never made. To me it was too intimidating to make sure that it wasn’t overdone or underdone (yep, I know, SILLY!!)

Well, this recipe changed my world! Alright, not my world but definitely my entire perception of making caramel.

Enjoy!

Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

1 cup butter
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Light Karo Syrup
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

In a large microwave-safe bowl melt the butter for 1 minute.

Remove from the microwave and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Place back into the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes. Take the bowl from the microwave and stir well.

Continue cooking on high for an additional 3 minutes, remove and stir.

Cook for 3 more minutes ( for a total of 9 mins.)

Remove from the microwave, stir and pour into a lightly buttered 9 x 13 pan.

Once caramel has set, wrap in wax paper and store in an air tight container.

Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

Quick and Easy Microwave Caramels

3.25 from 8 votes
Course Candy
Cuisine Candy

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Karo Syrup
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Instructions
 

  • In a large microwave safe bowl melt the butter for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Place back into the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes. Take the bowl from the microwave and stir well. Continue cooking on high for an additional 3 minutes, remove and stir.Cook for 3 more minutes, remove and stir for an additional 3 minutes ( cook for a total of 9 mins.) Remove from the microwave, stir and pour into a lightly buttered 9 x 13 cookie sheet. Once caramel has set, wrap in wax paper and store in an air tight container.
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7 Comments

  • Polly Crabtree

    How long did this take to set for you? I made this recipe last night, and while it makes beautiful and great tasting caramel, it isn’t setting for me. I am trying the freezer now to see if that will help firm it up. Otherwise, it will make a great caramel sauce!

    • Two Southern Sweeties

      Hi Linda.
      I’m glad you liked them. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on these caramels. These days I am really loving the quick and easy candies since I make so many different ones at this time of the year.
      ~Tracey

  • Zoe Claxton

    I made these caramels following the recipe by the letter. I’ve made a lot of different candies over the years.
    I could not get these to set using the recipe.l even keeping in the refrigerator. Taste great but more like “spoon” caramels.

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