Thursday, May 17, 2012

Microwave Honey Caramels (Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels and Turtles too!)

 So, I've seen plenty of recipes around the internet about microwave caramels.  I was always very skeptical to whether they would turn out, be easy to make or even taste good.  But this week, I decided to try some and boy was I pleasantly surprised!  :)  I liked them so much I immediately gifted some to our Music Director at our Church and his wife, who is also the accompanist.  I gifted them to be nice, but also to ensure that I would not be the sole eater of these..yummy...but likely caloric...goodies. :)

Microwave Honey Caramels:
originally found on, and this is my tweaked version. :)

  • 1/4 cup butter, salted (or add 1/4 t. salt to the mixture)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1.  In a large microwave safe bowl place all of the ingredients.  (no need to melt butter beforehand btw)
    2.  Place in microwave on high for about 2 minutes.  Then carefully take out and stir.
    3.  Microwave again on high for 2 minutes.  Carefully take out and stir well.
    4.  Repeat step 3.  Then pour into a greased 7x11, 8x8 or 9x9 pan.  (or other size depending if you'd like them thicker or thinner.)

     Just poured.  Very reflective apparently... ;)  Now let it cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
     5.  Cut the caramel into pieces and wrap in waxed paper....  (you can also sprinkle the caramels with sea salt at this point = lovely treat!) .....
     ....or you can plop them by the spoonful onto waxed paper, and then dip in melted chocolate and then top with sea salt for a real gourmet treat!  :)
     ...or you can plop the caramel, then pile on some pecan pieces and then smother in chocolate for homemade turtles!  Divine!!!

    Althoguh, I think these were the biggest hit in my mouth, I mean house! :)  Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels.  Yum.

    Enjoy! :)  Hope you are all having a great May!  Can't believe it's more than half over!!
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