Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Easy Microwave Caramel

Easy Microwave Caramel

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Tags: Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Quick & easy, Travels well


1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Using large microwave-safe dish, melt butter. Add corn syrup, sugars and milk.

  2. Stir well and microwave for 6-8 minutes, stirring half way through time.

  3. Pour into greased 8x8 pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Cut into pieces.

  5. Wrap in wax paper (twist the ends).


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sugarainbowlollipops says:

This caramel is amazing and easy to make. Although a little salt for me but aside that fantastic

11/22/2014 2:32:48 AM

mrsargtag says:

This is super easy and delicious! I have cut the caramel in small squares then dip them in dark chocolate, let them cool and then wrap in red and green foil candy wrappers! Very festive! Delicious either way. The caramel is soft and very tasty. You may have to experiment with the cooking time depending on your microwave.

12/10/2013 9:41:21 PM

amie540 says:

We have been using this recipe for about 3 years now. Family and friends look forward to getting this delicious treat from my boys at Christmas time. It tastes great and is super easy to make!

12/22/2012 4:18:24 PM

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