We all love easy, tasty, and QUICK gift ideas, right? Well, my Christmas is never complete without holiday caramels. Lucky for me, I have a fantastic friend/neighbor who whips these up for me every year. When I asked her for the recipe, I couldn’t BELIEVE how easy they were to make, so I begged her to share the recipe with you gals. Trust us, it will make neighbor gifts a cinch this year. Take it from here, Jess!
One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the yummy treats. As much as I love to indulge my sweet tooth with all this goodness, I’d rather spend my time out on adventures. Enter my 15 minute caramels. They’re smooth, buttery, and sweet and most important a piece of cake to whip up in a flash.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Large microwave safe glass bowl (at least 10 cup capacity)
Melt the butter in a large glass bowl.
Add all ingredients except milk and stir well.
Add milk and stir.
Microwave on high for 13 minutes. To be safe, put a plate under your bowl in case it starts to boil over.
Remove from microwave and stir again.
Pour hot caramel into a buttered 9×13 pan and allow to cool.
Cut into 1″x1″ squares and wrap in wax paper.
Now you have some delicious treats with plenty of time left in the day. These make perfect gifts. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood, and it will only take you 15 minutes! That’s my kind of recipe.
These caramels make perfect treats to take skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, or wherever winter takes you. Throw them in your backpack and let your adventures begin!
15 MINUTE HOLIDAY CARAMELS
-1 cup butter
-1 cup brown sugar
-1 cup sugar
-1 cup corn syrup
-1 can sweetened condensed milk
-Large microwave safe glass bowl (at least 10 cup capacity)
-Melt the butter in a large glass bowl.
-Add all ingredients except milk and stir well.
-Add milk and stir.
-Microwave on high for 13 minutes. To be safe, put a plate under your bowl in case it starts to boil over.
-Remove from microwave and stir again.
-Pour hot caramel into a buttered 9×13 pan and allow to cool.
-Cut into 1″x1″ squares and wrap in wax paper.
Jessica blogs over at Bring The Kids, where their motto is “proving your outdoor adventures don’t end when you have kids”. She works hard to maintain her passion for the outdoors by bringing her 3 little kids along on her adventures.
Alysha is a twentysomething ice cream enthusiast who lives in Colorado with the love of her life and two children. She loves garage sales, dancing in the kitchen, and slowly making her house a home. Her Halloween and Christmas decorating posts were both featured on Better Homes and Gardens last year. She also has an absolute love for photography and documenting life's little joys.
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