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Microwave Caramels

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Why I Love This Recipe

I really don't remember where I got this recipe....But it is delicious and so rich and chewy ...You'll love it!

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Light Karo Syrup (not dark-doesn't set right)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Buttered 8x8 baking dish


Melt butter in large microwave bowl.

Stir in Karo syrup, both sugars and sweetened condensed milk.

Mix until dissolved.

Microwave on high 3-1/2 minutes.

Stir down and scrape sides of bowl.

Microwave on high 3-1/2 minutes. (this will be soft-ball stage).

Stir in vanilla and nuts (if you add them at all).

Pour into buttered dish and refrigerate until set.

Cut into square and wrap each in wax paper. Enjoy!

Questions, Comments & Reviews

What wattage of microwave did you use? I know the higher the wattage the less the cooking time. I read somewhere that most recipes have a standard wattage of 700 watts. My oven is 1200 watts.

Gia, This is the best caramel recipe ever!!! Thanks so much for posting it. I have been using it for several years now!

This caramel recipe is fast, easy and delicious. We've been making it often since finding Gia's recipe!!

Gia - your recipe is famous! :)

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