Easy Microwave Caramels

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I ’ ve been making these for angstrom long as I can remember !
These are delicious chewy little caramels that are very simple to make and no sugarcoat thermometer is required ! ! They can be used in any recipe that requires you to purchase and unwrap little caramels and are merely perfect enjoyed on their own.

The smaller the dish you use, the thick the caramels will be, I like to make them in an 8×8 pan. A larger dish will just mean a thin caramel .
caramels made in the microwave sprinkled with salt on top
You can cut them into squares or into longer sticks. If you ’ ra giving them as a endow, it ’ s nice to cut them into sticks and wrap each one in a little piece of wax paper or reasonably sugarcoat wrappers .
Once they are cut into squares, they are still quite bendable so we store them in the electric refrigerator until about an hour before serving ! They are perfect dipped or drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with a little ocean salt ( or skip the chocolate for a salted caramel ) .
caramels made in the microwave with chocolate drizzled overtop
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6 minute caramels laid out on parchment paper

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Easy Microwave Caramels

Prep Time

10

minutes

Cook Time

6

minutes

Total Time

16

minutes

Servings

36

caramels

authorHolly Nilsson

Simple and easy caramels made in the microwave with just one bowl and no candy thermometer! Sprinkle them with salt, dip or drizzle them with chocolate or wrap them in waxed paper to give as gifts!

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup corn whiskey syrup ( Karo Syrup )

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

Optional Toppings

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Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a big microwave safe bowl ( the assortment will bubble up sol brand certain there is lots of room in the stadium ) .
  • Microwave on high for 6-7 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds .
  • Pour into a little butter smasher and allow to cool completely. Cut into small squares .
  • If desired, drizzle with chocolate and a scattering of sea salt .

Note: This mixture gets VERY hot. Ensure there are no children underfoot when you make this.

    Recipe Notes

    This was cooked in a 1000W microwave at 6 minutes and produced a soft yet chewy yellowish brown .
    nutrition calculated without salt or cocoa garnish .

    Nutrition Information

    Calories:

    60

    ,

    Carbohydrates:

    11

    g

    ,

    Fat:

    1

    g

    ,

    Saturated Fat:

    1

    g

    ,

    Cholesterol:

    4

    mg

    ,

    Sodium:

    25

    mg

    ,

    Potassium:

    19

    mg

    ,

    Sugar:

    11

    g

    ,

    Vitamin A:

    50

    IU

    ,

    Vitamin C:

    0.1

    mg

    ,

    Calcium:

    16

    mg

    ( Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used. )

    Course

    Candy, Dessert

    Cuisine

    American

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