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This recipe for microwave caramels is an impressive treat that's ready in just minutes - top the caramels with a generous sprinkle of sea salt to really make them special!
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Microwave Caramels with Sea Salt

This recipe for microwave caramels is an impressive treat that's ready in just minutes - top the caramels with a generous sprinkle of sea salt to really make them special!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade caramels, microwave caramels
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 16 caramels
Calories 137kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons Morton Coarse Sea Salt
  • optional: 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips or dark candy melts, melted
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Place the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk and vanilla in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Line an 8 or 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and coat the pan with cooking spray.
  • Microwave for 6-7 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. A 6 minute cook time will produce a softer caramel; 7 minutes will produce a firmer caramel.
  • Pour the caramel into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the coarse sea salt over the caramel. If you're planning to coat the caramels in chocolate, do not add the salt until later after the caramels have been dipped.
  • Let the caramel cool until firm. Carefully remove the slab of caramel from the pan and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
  • If desired, dip the caramels in melted chocolate. If you dip the caramels in chocolate, sprinkle the sea salt over the top before the chocolate has set.

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Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 328mg | Sugar: 26g