Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Microwave Caramels

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.

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