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Tiny Food: Let’s Make The Sweetest Homemade Microwave Caramels!

Homemade Microwave Caramel

Valentine’s Day cuteness is here and I couldn’t be more excited to cook everything heart-shaped, to DIY many sweet projects and to entertain my friends at home celebrating love. 

If you are a fan of caramel, this recipe will be your favourite one moving forward! Making caramels at home is super simple and it only takes 6 minutes to microwave (yes, microwave!) and just a few ingredients. 

Scroll down to follow this easy recipe and share with your besties these sweet caramels, deal?

Happy V-day!

Homemade Microwave Caramels in a few steps
Homemade Caramel in just a few steps

Ingredients to make homemade caramels

This incredibly tasty and easy recipe was created by our Redpath friends is super simple to prep and you’ll only need a microwave and a few ingredients.

  • ½ cup (100 g) Redpath® Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup (108 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (57 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup (120 ml) golden corn syrup (or any type of corn syrup can be used)
  • ½ cup (120 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • flaky sea salt to sprinkle on top (optional)
Homemade Caramels
Homemade Caramels using a Microwave

How to make caramels, step-by-step

1- Lightly grease a 8″ x 8” and line with foil or parchment paper

2- In a medium-sized microwaveable bowl, stir together all ingredients to combine

3-Cook in microwave six minutes on high, stopping to stir after every two minutes. After six minutes, check the temperature with a candy thermometer, and if it’s below 245°F (118°C) continue cooking in thirty second intervals until 245°F (118°C) is reached. If no thermometer is available a teaspoon of caramel can be dropped into a glass of cold water and should form a soft, pliable ball.

Caramels made with Microwave


4- Carefully pour caramel into lined dish and sprinkle with flaky salt, if desired. Let cool at room temperature for at least two hours.

5- When cooled, release caramels from pan and cut into desired size and wrap in wax or parchment paper. 

Homemade Caramels using a Microwave
Homemade Caramel Recipe

How stinking cute are they? 

These caramels can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week, isn’t it amazing?

How to make homemade caramels using a microwave

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