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Microwave Caramels

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 30

Forget the candy thermometer; all you need is a microwave to make these incredibly smooth and buttery caramels. MORE + LESS -

TBSP Kitchens
October 3, 2016

Ingredients

1/2
cup unsalted butter
1/2
cup corn syrup
1/2
cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2
cup brown sugar, packed
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1
teaspoon sea salt flakes, optional

Steps

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  • 1
    In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter completely, about 20-30 seconds.
  • 2
    Add corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar and salt to butter and mix until combined. Microwave, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix in vanilla bean paste. To test, place a bit of the caramel into a bowl of ice water. If a small, malleable bead forms, the caramel is ready. If a bead doesn’t form, microwave for 30 more seconds and test again.
  • 4
    Grease the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch dish with butter. Pour in the caramel and sprinkle with sea salt flakes, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to set.
  • 5
    Cut into rectangular pieces and wrap in parchment or wax paper.

Expert Tips

  • Add two tablespoons of bourbon to the melted caramel mixture for a rich and flavorful twist!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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