Microwave Caramels


Our Mom makes these caramels every year.  They are pure sugar and butter and absolutely horrible for your health.  But they are addicting!

The best thing about these caramels is that they are extremely easy to make!

Microwave Caramels

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup White Sugar

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup light Karo syrup


Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave, uncovered, for approximately 16 minutes (according to your microwave…mine are usually done in 12 minutes).  Remove from the microwave and stir every 3 minutes.  After it has been cooking for 10 minutes, check to see if it’s done.  I do this by dropping a tiny bit of it into a glass of ice cold water.  If, after dropping it into the water, the caramel hardens up and becomes the consistency of chewy caramel, then it’s done!  If it’s too soft, then continue to cook the caramel.

After it’s done cooking, pour the mixture (careful, it’s HOT) into a greased 9 X 13 pan.  Cool completely (you can put it in the fridge for quicker cooling) before cutting into small rectangles and wrapping in waxed paper.


And you’ll want to give most of these away…because you’ll eat too many of them and make yourself sick if you don’t! 🙂


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