Thursday, December 1, 2011

Microwave Carmels

Do any of the rest of you have a feeling that Pinterest is going to make you fat? No? So its just me then? Hmmm, well maybe I should work on that. I just can't help it. There are so many yummy and fun things on there that I just can't help but want to try all of them! It is one more site (along with all the other ones I look at almost daily) that shows me lots of yummy pictures of food that seriously makes my mouth water! I think I might be getting fat just from looking at the pictures. At least with Pinterest it also inspires me to look cute, make crafty things, decorate my house really cute, and there are even workout tips. So if the the pictures of food are making me fat then logically the pictures of people exercising should make me skinnier right? Note to self pin more workout tips!

Moving on...This recipe is another great find. This recipe is seriously amazing. I mean how can you go wrong with caramels right? I absolutely love soft chewy caramels. The thing I love most about this recipe though is that  it was done in 10 minutes! Start to finish it only took me 10 minutes. I let them cool in the pan while I went out and then voila I had some delicious caramels waiting for me when I got home. I would have never thought to make caramels in the microwave, but they worked like a charm!

Microwave Caramels

Cook time: 6 minutes
Yield: 12-24
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


1.  Combine all ingredients.

2.  Cook 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes.

3.  Stir and pour into lightly greased dish.

4.  Let cool.

5.  Cut, wrap in wax paper & store in air tight container.

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I also have to give a shout out to these cute little sock snowmen! A friend and I made these and I just think they are adorable. I kept mine pretty simple but you could doll them up anyway you like! They are super simple to make, and make great watchman over my caramels :).


  1. This is NOT good for me to know about!! :) Caramels are my favorite sweet. I hope things are going well for you. Your Christmas decorations are fantastic!

  2. Well done on the sock snowmen! They're doing their best to steal the show from the lovely caramels :) And microwaveable!? So cool!


  3. Oh yes, Pinterest is so dangerous! I love those snowmen!

  4. Pinterest is awesome!!! I tried microwave caramel sauce the other day, and it did not work!! It was a completely different recipe than this. The first time - way too long, rock hard!! The second time - too short, liquid!! Guess maybe I will have to try again.

  5. Wow. You're right; I really didn't need to know that recipe because now I just might be making it all the time.