Every year I make try my hand at making caramels, but I can’t get them right! I can’t figure out how to get it to the right temperature without having little burned bits in there, you know? This year, I follow Rebecca from Simple As That blog on Instagram, and she posted her Microwave Caramels recipe. I tried it and it is seriously PERFECT. The taste is awesome, it was super easy, the consistency was perfect… and I didn’t have to use a thermometer!! Thank you Rebecca!!
Here’s the recipe:
1 Cup Butter
2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup light karo corn syrup
1- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Generously butter a 9×13 inch pan and set aside. In a large microwave safe bowl melt butter. Add all the remaining ingredients except the vanilla and mix well. Microwave on full peer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from microwave and whisk. Microwave on high for another 4-5 minutes. Whisk again. Microwave an additional 4-5 minutes. Whisk while adding the vanilla. Pour the caramel mixture into the 9×13 inch pan. Let cool for 1-2 hours. Using a knife, cut into bite size portions and wrap in wax paper. Keep refrigerated.
Seriously people, these are amazing. People have been raving. Enjoy!