In this article you will learn how to make one of my favorite recipes, the delicious Sea Salt Caramel in 6 minutes! With this quick and easy technique, you can eliminate all the worries and concerns of making dessert on the stovetop. This is one of our favorite holiday gifts to share and enjoy!
If you’ve ever tried making candy, you know it can be labor-intensive and time-consuming and often ends in failure if things aren’t taken care of. I had to mix several batches of caramel because it’s too soft, too hard, or burns on the bottom! Using a candy thermometer can be difficult and time consuming.
Today, I am happy to share with you a little hidden treasure of a proven recipe! These 6 Minute Microwave Sea Salt Caramels cook super fast and hassle free! Did you hear me!? 6 minutes folks! It may sound too good to be true, so you better try it for yourself!
After you sink your teeth into this batch of caramel fudge, with a hint of sea salt, let me know what you think and who you’ll share it with next! I think these have a front row seat on my neighbor’s holiday gift plates.
°1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick, 8 tbsp) melted in a large mug or microwave-safe bowl
°1/2 cup light corn syrup (karo works great)
°1/2 cup granulated sugar
°1/2 cup light brown sugar
°1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
°1 teaspoon vanilla
Use 1/4 teaspoon of table salt in the mixture if you don’t want to add sea salt as a topping on the caramel
Sea Salt If you wish to add sea salts to your caramel, omit 1/4 teaspoon of salt from the usual mixture.
Butter an 8×8 baking dish, or line it with parchment paper (this is my favorite method!)
Melt the butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave. Add all other ingredients (except vanilla) and stir to combine. (Determine if you want to add sea salt as a garnish; if not, add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to the mixture.)