First, check the wattage on your microwave. This is usually on a label on the inside of your microwave door, near the serial number. This will tell us exactly how long you will need to microwave your caramels for. For 1000W microwave, it will take 6 minutes, for 800W it will take 8 minutes and for 600-700W it will take about 9-10 minutes.
Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. To keep the parchment paper from moving around, I used binder clips to hold it in place.
Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray, set aside.
Combine all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and stir.
Microwave the mixture for the required amount of time (see step 1), stopping every 2 minutes and stirring.
Remove the bowl carefully as it will be hot, pour the caramel mixture into the prepared baking dish, and spread the caramel into an even layer using a rubber spatula.
Sprinkle with additional sea salt, if desired.
Allow the caramel to cool in the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes or until it sets. Keep in mind, it will still be soft but it shouldn't be runny.
Cut the caramels using a sharp knife that's been heated under hot running water. You can cut them into any shape you like. I cut mine into small rectangles and rolled the rectangles to make logs.
Wrap them in small pieces of wax paper to keep them from sticking to each other.[br]
Caramels are best stored in the refrigerator.
store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
Easy 6-Minute Microwave Caramels
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.