Sunday, November 18, 2012

Homemade caramel is not just for the holidays anymore

I got this from Jenn's Blog

These caramels are the real thing!  They are not too good to be true!  Homemade caramel is not just for the holidays anymore.  

They are made in the microwave!

They are done in 6 minutes!

No thermometer is needed!

They are rich and creamy and melt in your mouth!

    Super Easy Microwave Caramels
5 Tbl. butter
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
4 oz. sweetened condensed milk (about 1/4 cup + 2 Tbl.)
***It has been suggested to me to use 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk, which is 2 Tablespoons more than I have used.  I am going to try that next I make these, but until then, you will have to decide which measurement you use***

Put all ingredients in a large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.  Spray an 8''x8'' dish with cooking spray and pour mixture in.  Let cool and cut.  Wrap in wax paper.  

Jenn's Notes: Seriously AMAZING!  Since cans of sweetened condensed milk only come in 14 oz., I measured 4 oz. using my kitchen scale and it ended up being about 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons.  So, I have to find something else to use the rest for.  I poured my caramel into an 8''x6'' dish and we ate one row out of it the first night, then when I woke up the next day, it was completely filled in again, like I didn't even eat any.  So, eventually it will spread (it takes quite awhile for this to happen).  If you individually wrap them and are planning on taking them somewhere, I would keep them in the fridge and bring to room temperature just before serving.  They will hold their shape for several hours, before they start to flatten.    

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