I found this crazy recipe on Pinterest to make caramel in the microwave.
I love love love caramel. Did I mention love??
Anyway, even though I’m not a huge fan of the microwave I thought I’d give it a try for time savers sake.
Of course all of the ingredients I used were 100% organic even though this is a sweet non-nutritional valued food.
The recipe goes something like this:
One cup of butter melted in a microwave safe dish for 1 1/2minutes.
After that you add in:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Mix these all together and then stick back in the micro for 5 minutes on high.
After that mix well and put back in the micro for another 5 minutes on high.
Mix again and the 3 more minutes on high.
Mix one more time and put in a 9×13
To set up.
Now, truth be told I nuked it for 4.5 mins, 4.5 mins and then 4 for the total of 13 minutes it says it required.
I had to do a little google search about how long “set up” is and at what temp since the recipe didn’t specify.
Apparently cool temp not a fridge and overnight is recommended.
We made it about 5 hours before diving in!
They are delicious and I would totally do this again.
I will probably cook an extra 2 minute interval or so to see if it changes the softness at all. These turned out soft and creamy and I wonder if I cook it a little longer if they will firm up.
Other than that they work if you don’t have the time, candy thermometer and patience for yummy caramel.
Second batch made, super delicious and yes I added another 2 minutes.
It made all the difference in the world to firm them up.
The original recipe states 13 minutes but my micro power needs 15.
I also added a splash of vanilla extract.
I may try different flavors next time. Maybe peanut butter caramel or pumpkin caramel or cinnamon. Maybe a couple dashes of cocoa, hmmmm the possibilities are endless.