Super Easy Microwave Caramel
My aunt Mary shared this sweet recipe several years ago and it’s by far the tastiest caramel I’ve ever had… and since you make it in the microwave, it’s super easy too! I love to use it for caramel corn, or dipped pretzel rods!
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
½ c. Karo syrup
½ c. Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk (got this in my stockpile from last years sale still!)
Combine all ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, then stir and return to microwave for additional 1 minute. Continue to do this (probably 2-3 more times) until carmel forms a soft ball, and is a chewy consistency. Careful not to cook too long—it’s better too soft than too hard!
When using this for dipping pretzel rods, dip into warm caramel, then place on parchment paper to cool. Enough caramel to make about 15-20 sticks.