I love making holiday treats, but I’ve always been a little intimidated when it comes to candy making. I especially enjoy caramels at Christmas, but after a few failed attempts at making them, I gave up. That was, until a few years ago, when I discovered a delicious and simple recipe for microwave caramels! We just made a batch of these today and they turned out perfect, just like they do every time!

Easy caramel microwave

1 c. butter
2½ cup brown spaghetti sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1-14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Butter is generously greased 9x13 inches and left aside.
Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Add all remaining ingredients except vanilla and mix well.
The microwave is fully operational for 4-5 minutes. Remove it from the microwave and whisk. Microwave on a high degree for another 4-5 minutes. Whisk again.
Microwave 4-5 additional minutes. Failed while adding vanilla.
Pour the caramel mixture into the 9 x 13 inch skillet.
Let it cool for 1-2 hours.

Using a knife, cut into pieces the size of a bite and roll into wax paper. Keep refrigerated.

Like I said, they’ve turn out perfectly for me every time!! It always surprises me when they do, given my track record with making these tasty treats. I think the trick is to take them out of the microwave and stir thoroughly every 4-5 minutes.

If I can make them, then you know this has to be a foolproof recipe! Take it from me, a candy making novice, these caramels are easy and delicious!
To package the caramels, wrap in wax paper and twist the ends to seal. I found these precut waxed twist papers and they make it so easy!