Homemade Microwave Caramels Recipe

I love candy making, but I am pretty new to it and have some major failures sometimes!  I love our homemade caramels, but with two kids running around it just wasn’t going to work!  My husband and I tried these a few weeks ago and they are our new favorite treat.  They taste just like our homemade caramels, but were SO EASY to make! These would make a perfect treat to bring to neighbors for the holidays! 🙂

Serves: 24

Homemade Microwave Caramels Recipe

30 minPrep Time

6 minCook Time

36 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


  1. Combine all ingredients in a microwaveable safe bowl until smooth.  
  2. Cook for 6 minutes in your microwave, removing and stirring every two minutes.  
  3. When caramel is done cooking, pour into a 9x13" pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Cut into pieces and roll up in wax paper.

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