Saturday, December 11, 2021


Just about every year 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 most of you know, 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 have had people tell me that 
you need an extra 1/2 minute or so
on the low wattage ovens.

I think most of ovens 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 little box.

I am getting ready to head to IN for
my daughter's house for Christmas this year.
Her husband is doing well and on his second round
of chemo.
If ANYONE can beat brain cancer,
it is Jason.  He has the most positive
attitude of anyone I know.
Keep the whole family in your prayers
or wing well wishes their way.

Have a GREAT weekend.
We have SNOW!
Lots of SNOW!
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