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A bowl of homemade microwave caramels wrapped in waxed paper.
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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Caramels

Homemade caramels are so easy to make in the microwave in just one bowl, with no candy thermometer! They are perfectly soft and chewy and so delicious!
Servings: 60


  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


  • Add all ingredients to a large microwave safe bowl. (The mixture will bubble up quite high, so make sure its really big)
  • Microwave for 2 minutes, then stir till smooth.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes, and stir again. 
  • Microwave for another 2 minutes, and stir till completely smooth.
  • Test if the mixture is done by dropping a small bit into a bowl of ice water. Remove it from the water and the caramel should be a small pliable ball. If it is too soft microwave for another 30 seconds to a minute till its right.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 square pan (or line with parchment for extra easy removal)
  • Allow caramel to sit until completely cooled. (Place in the fridge to cool quicker - about 20 to 30 minutes)
  • Remove from pan and cut into squares. Wrap in wax paper or store in airtight container.