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Homemade Microwave Caramels Recipe

Sweet, soft, homemade caramels - no candy thermometer needed.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas candy, homemade caramels, microwave caramels
Servings: 24
Calories: 91kcal


  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • 9x13" Baking Pan


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk


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



  • When making the caramels, it’s important to take them out of the microwave every 1-2 minutes. If you let the mixture cook for the full 6, the caramel will be burned in some areas, and not others.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg