Saturday, January 21, 2012

Grandma's Microwave Caramels

My Grandmother made the best ever to die for 
Caramels! And they were made in the microwave. We 
all had to stop by for a visit if the family tree said 
"Grandma's making caramels" and believe me it spread 
fast and you had to be even faster to get there if you wanted 
any. They went fast. These are so easy to make, I even do it 
with my 3 year old Grandson Jackson. It takes longer to cut the papers 
and wrap them then it does to make them.
So buttery they melt in your mouth.

Grandma's Microwave Caramels

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Opt: nuts you can add these if you want in the last stirring

Combine all ingredients in a big microwave safe bowl. 
Cook 6 minutes in the microwave on full power stirring every two minutes.
Pour into a lightly greased or buttered 8 inch or 9 inch square baking dish.
 Let cool.
 If you want, after they are cool you can cut them and wrap in wax paper. 
Store in an air tight container.


  1. YUM, sounds delish!!! LOVE caramels,thanks for sharing.

  2. Mmmmm! This looks wonderful! Thank you sweet friend! Me

  3. I think I need to try these!

  4. Oh my! I have all the ingredients! Going to make some! Thank you so much for sharing your Grandmother's recipe! Hugs, Maryjane

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  6. Debbie, You are right your grandma's caramels are the bestest ever! Thanks for sharing the recipe!



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