Sunday, December 6, 2020


Every couple of years I post

this recipe because people


AND- you can't screw it up.

 When I was a kid,

 my mother

often whipped up a batch 

of fudge from scratch

after the chores were done

on a snowy Pennsylvania night.

I make caramels instead.
As you can tell, I love to bake

and make candy.

I don't know how many 

caramel recipes I have tried

over the years.

Some of them called for

stirring for what seemed hours

and then...

they might or might not

"turn out".

These are quick!
Less than 10 minutes from
start to finish AND they
to set up properly.

I am not sure how these would 
turn out if you have an old
low wattage microwave.
I think most of them are at least
1000 watts now.
I have made them in 1000W,
1200W & 1500W mics
and the timing is the same.

Get yourself a nice big 
microwave measuring cup.
I use an 8 cup one.
Make sure it is microwave safe.
Before I start-
One warning-
You CANNOT double this recipe.
You would have to make two batches
if you want more.

Everything that is measured out
is in 1/2 cup increments.

Melt 1/2 cup butter.
Remove from microwave.
Add 1/2 cup Karo syrup,
1/2 cup light brown sugar,
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sweetened CONDENSED MILK
(not evaporated milk)

Stir until mixed and dissolved.
Microwave on high 3-1/2 minutes.
Stir down.
Microwave on high 3-1/2 more minutes.
Remove from mic.  Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts-if desired- I don't.
Stir until few air bubbles remain.
Pour into 8x8 buttered dish.
Refrigerate until set.
Cut into squares.

You can wrap these if they last long enough.
Ours never seem to make it to the
wrapped stage!
Serve these to your husband.
Make sure he eats twice as many
as you do.
Remember- the fatter he gets
the skinnier you look
standing next to him!;>)

If you do have some left to wrap
they make a perfect little 
take-along gift in a pretty 'card box',
like the post before this with the fudge in it.
your photo name


Theresa said...

Oh yum! Thank you for this recipe! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Katie Isabella said...

I am truly going to do it!!!

Laurie said...

Yum yum yum! My dentist will love this❤️

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That makes my mouth water. I do love caramel. Thanks again for another wonderful gift recipe!


I love this! Thank you for posting I am making today! You have great recipes! I like the memories that come along with it too. Great memories.
xoxo Dolly

Ginny Hartzler said...

Thanks so much, I LOVE new recipes! I think you should post them much more often. At least once a month.

Susie said...

Diana, I am pretty much a failure at making candy. I have only been successful at making PB fudge. Those caramels looks awesome. Sounds like a nice gift for others....if we could just meet up. We are sticking (caramel pun) close to home these days. Well, you know my friend. Diana, I think nice easy recipes are a great gift for young marrieds. My daughter said she wrote out lots of recipes to give to a friend of her daughters who is thinking of getting married. Thank goodness my daughters cook better than me. LOL. Blessings , hope all is going well. xoxo,love you, Susie
p.s. tell the family hello.

Decor To Adore said...

You made me laugh out loud this morning about the fatter he gets comments. I love caramel and can't wait to try this!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

I love how you are giving recipes, which I can eat! Me, someone who can not eat chocolate.

On second thought, do I REALLY love it?????? Since if I make 'em, I'll eat 90% of 'em. And guess who will gain weight??????????



Linda said...

Thank you, Diana!! I will be making these this afternoon!!

jack69 said...

If I were a real cook or baker I might try it. It sure looks and sounds delicious. I am one thankful guy, sweets are down my list, but mu opposite, my lover will be yumming and ahhh ing when she gets here. LOL
visiting your house is always fun, thanks for allowing us to be here. SWEET(s)
Sherry & jack, Florida

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gawd, I love caramels but if I made this, I'd eat the WHOLE PAN by myself!

Terri D said...

Yum! Thanks!!

Katie Isabella said...

went and got the condensed milk. I have the rest.

Michele said...

Thank you, Diana! I am sooooo making these!!!

Oh I love caramels!!!!!! yum yum yum

Luckily for me hubs never eats them so I get the ALLLLLLL!


bill burke said...

Very tempting, very very tempting. :)

happyone said...

Looks delicious and easy to make. I'll give it a try.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Diana I will for sure try these. I love to bake but my candy making skills are not the best. My mom will love these. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a super week - hugs!

Ann said...

Yum. I like the idea of serving to your husband and making sure he eats twice as The only problem with that is that my husband could eat a ton and not gain an ounce where I would only look at food and gain 10 lbs.

Buttercup said...

This looks so yummy easy to do. Hugs and thanks for the recipe!

Red Rose Alley said...

YUMMY! I love caramel! And that vintage card box is so pretty.

Have a wonderful week, Diana.


Pam said...

OH YUM......I made Christmas Crack the other day and I need to really stop doing things like that.

Junkchiccottage said...

This sounds so good and easy. I love easy peasy stuff. I bet these would make a great gift in one of the pretty card boxes you used for your fudge. Yum! Happy New Week.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Thanks for the recipe! I love your advice on feeding the hubby more! LOL! I Love it. Good to see you here my friend . HUGS Anne

John's Island said...

Hi Diana, This does sound delicious and even I might be able to make some. Well, that is why belts are adjustable, right? :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog ... Always good to hear from you. Take care, stay safe, have a good week ahead. John

Bless said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I love caramel! I wonder what the wattage in my microwave is? (It is about 23 years old).

Diana said...

Are you trying to kill us with sugar? LOL! Kidding! This sounds tasty, but we would have too many "problems" (😂) but it sure would make a good gift though. Maybe the granddaughters would like to try making this... and then taste-testing over and over... 🤣 we'll see what happens lol.

Sudibjo said...

i like caramels, my niece made caramels for pop corn from candies melt haha

Shari Burke said...


Creations By Cindy said...

You are killing with these I WANT IT NOW recipes! LOL! I love the simplicity! YUM! Happy week to you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kim said...

Yum...I haven't had breakfast yet and now this is all I can think about. That yogurt is going to be a giant disappointment. Ha! xo

Rita C at Panoply said...

I think Mr P would love these! Thank you!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I thought I remembered your caramels! It is the one type of Christmas candy I have not tried and sounds quite simple. Merry Christmas!

Rain said...

Those look delicious Diana and so easy to make!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Well MY mouth is watering!!!! I am definitely doing this. I know I have copied your recipe before but just in case I can't find it, I'm copying it again. These sound just stupendous. Love it. Thanks! xoxo

This N That said...

Easy peasy..My teeth are screaming already.. Have a good week Diana. Hugs

Woody said...

Fudge looks delicious, Love it, Have a hard time with Carmel as it pulls my fillings in my teeth ! Now I have to go search for something sweet to eat !!!!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

I adore your theory about giving more to the husband to make him fatter so we look thin...LOL!!!...:)jp

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow!! Caramel is my favorite candy...better than chocolate in my opinion. They look luscious.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for this recipe :)

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

Hi, I love caramel. I am pinning. Thank you! Carla

Preppy Empty Nester said...

The Mister said that there is no such thing as a no-fail recipe when I'm in the kitchen. This recipe may be just the one to prove him wrong! Have a wonderful week, Diana!

Sandi said...

"... the fatter he gets
the skinnier you look
standing next to him!"