Don't be afraid. We're talking 5 ingredients and super easy. No candy thermometer. No stirring and dodging hot splatters. No waiting for the sugar mixture to turn the perfect color. Just dump everything into a glass bowl, stick it in the microwave, and wah-lah, you have homemade caramels. (Terry)
1/2 C butter (yeah, the real deal)
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C lite corn syrup
1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
Melt butter in microwave. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until blended. Place in microwave for 6-8 minutes. Pour into greased 8x8 pan. Refrigerate 40 minutes. Cut into small pieces and wrap in waxed paper.
NOTE: Last time I cooked it for 8 minutes, I ended up with Werther's Originals--too hard. So now I only cook it for 6 minutes. If that is too soft for you, try 6 1/2 minutes for the next batch.