Thursday, December 26, 2013

'Tis the Season - Instant Caramels!

'Tis the season for TREATS!  Quick and delicious...

I'm all about anything "Low-effort ~ High-yield", well anything that simplifies the process of making.  I always try to apply that philosophy to quilting, so why not cooking?

5 ingredients.
1/2 cup EACH:
Sugar * Brown Sugar * Butter (1 stick, softened) * Light Corn Syrup * Sweetened Condensed Milk

Combine ingredients in a 2 quart glass bowl, and whisk together.

TIP:  Don't throw away the butter wrapper - use it to lightly coat a 9 x 9" dish.

6 minutes in a microwave.
Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes; stir.  Microwave another 3 minutes; stir again. Done.

Pour into the buttered dish and allow to cool.
Cut into squares, roll up and wrap in parchment paper (I found this terrific foil- lined parchment paper at the grocery store).

MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!  Buttery and delicious!

A Stott family favorite:  Pour the hot caramel over "fake" popcorn, as my girls call it.

(OK, you can use real popped popcorn too)  With or without a few nuts... oh, mmmmm!  Let the party begin.   Store in an airtight container, if there happens to be any leftovers.

Happy Snacking!


  1. Oh, boy! I love easy and yummy looking recipes like this...thanks!

  2. OMG---what is that? I was with you up until that "fake" popcorn stuff........

  3. Haha, QuiltSwissy - I wondered if that picture would translate. They're corn puffs - around these parts, it's found on the same aisle as the potato chips. Basically, cheese-less Cheetos puffs. Our favorite are the buttery flavored - yup, loaded with calories, popcorn-y tasting without the kernels. It's truly delicious, despite what that picture looks like... Ü

  4. My DIL makes Caramels with real Cream, I have Sweetened Condensed in my storage. Glad I read the comments to find out what "fake Popcorn' is.

  5. I LOVE caramels! That sounds delicious. What is "fake" popcorn?

  6. These were delicious! They were as easy as you described. Thanks!!


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