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Quick and Easy Salted Caramels in a Microwave

Quick and easy, these buttery rich caramels are sprinkled with just a touch of vanilla sea salt. They make great gifts!
Course Candy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 36
Author Marye Audet-White


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla Sea Salt for sprinkling


  • Spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray or butter it generously.
  • In a glass or other microwave safe bow mix all of the ingredients
  • Microwave on high for 6 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds or so and watching carefully.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Let cool until set, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the vanilla salt crystals over the top. Don't use too much
  • Press in gently.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Cut into small squares.
  • Wrap in waxed paper or parchment to keep fresh.