Microwave Caramels

Microwave Caramels

3 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Author Tiffany
Servings 24 caramels
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Microwave Caramels are so incredibly easy to make and they turn out perfect!  Soft chewy and perfect caramel texture made right in your microwave! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light karo corn syrup
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a 9x13 inch dish, generously butter a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl (make sure it is microwave safe!) melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add brown sugar, karo syrup, and sweetened condensed milk and mix well. Microwave on full power for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir. Continue microwaving for 4-5 minutes. Stir again and add the vanilla.
  4. Pour the caramel into the 9x13 inch buttered pan. Let them completely cool for 1-2 hours. Cut the caramel with a knife and wrap in wax paper. Keep refrigerated.
Nutrition Facts
Microwave Caramels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 104mg4%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 281IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.