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The best easy microwave soft caramels recipe! Perfectly chewy and super simple to make this delicious candy in just 7 minutes!

Easy Microwave Soft Caramels individually wrapped in wax paper

During the holidays, I love everything homemade. Soft caramels are no exception. I love when a neighbor or friend shows up at my door with homemade caramels. They are delicious. I’ve tried making caramels myself on the stovetop, but alas, I think caramel hates me. I am never able to get caramel to set up, be soft enough, etc. But, these Homemade Microwave Soft Caramels are different. I have made them many times and they are pretty much fool proof, they come out perfect every time, and they are so easy to make! It literally takes 7 minutes.

How to Make Homemade Microwave Soft Caramels

Begin by melting 1/4 cup of butter. Add the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and salt to a large microwave safe bowl. Stir everything together until everything is incorporated.

Put the bowl in the microwave and set the timer for 2 minutes 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Microwave the bowl again for 2 minutes 30 seconds and remove to stir. Microwave the caramels for a final 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla until incorporated.

Easy Microwave Soft Caramels in a baking dish

Pour the heated mixture into a generously greased 9×9 glass dish. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Check to see if the caramels are solid enough to cut into pieces. For me, I let it sit at room temperature for another 10 minutes.

A knife cutting through a dish of Easy Microwave Soft Caramels

Cut the caramels into your desired shape and size and wrap in wax paper. Pretty simple, huh? And the recipients of your soft caramels will definitely thank you!

Easy Microwave Soft Caramels cut into rectangles in a dish

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Easy Microwave Soft Caramels
The best easy microwave soft caramels recipe! Perfectly chewy and super simple to make this delicious candy in just 7 minutes!
Course Dessert
Keyword Dessert, Homemade
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Keyword Dessert, Homemade
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix together the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and salt in a large, microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes 30 seconds. Remove and stir.
  3. Microwave for another 2 minutes 30 seconds. Remove and stir.
  4. Microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Remove and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the caramel into a generously greased 9x9 dish and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Let it sit at room temperature until it is firm enough to cut into pieces.
  6. Wrap the pieces in wax paper.
Recipe Notes

Microwave times based on an 1100 watt microwave.

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