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easy caramels

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Danielle Johnson
Roberts, WI

I was given this recipe from a coworker who told me they were the best caramels ever and were so easy to make. She was right! They have now become a holiday staple when baking because of their delicious butter flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture! Tip: I have had the best results when using name brand ingredients as listed.

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For easy caramels

  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    light karo syrup
  • 1 can
    eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • dash
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make easy caramels

  • 1
    Cover 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside
  • 2
    In a large microwave safe bowl, combine butter, sugar, karo syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and salt. Mix just until combined.
  • 3
    Microwave on high as follows: 4 minutes then stir 4 minutes then stir 4 minutes then stir 4 minutes then stir
  • 4
    Add 2 tsp vanilla extract. Stir
  • 5
    Pour mixture into prepared 9x13 and let cool completely. When cooled, cut into pieces and wrap individually with wax paper or saran wrap.

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