I’ve been going a little Nutso-Crazypants lately trying to balance family, a new business (, my day job and – like everyone else in the world – my sanity.

Blah blah blah

The GOOD news has been that I’ve been getting some GREAT response from you guys asking me to write again, and the biz has been going GANGBUSTERS (WAHOOOOOO!).

I’ve been in full-on recipe testing mode – and NONE of it has been Weight-Watchers friendly. I warn you in advance.

That aside – I’ve been a CARAMEL MAKING FIEND.


On Sunday alone I cranked out 4 different caramel variations and when I got home from work I created another one.

Lucky for you – I will share with you some of the ones I’ve been tinkering with:

David Lebovitz’s Salted Butter Caramels

Smitten Kitchen’s Salted Chocolate Caramels (I left out the chocolate though, for consistency sake)

Sophisticated Pie’s Bourbon Caramels

Everything Gal’s Bourbon Caramels

And that’s only FOUR of the recipes I’ve been trying out.

And mind you, with each iteration I keep adjusting the butter and cream levels or the cooking temperatures….

Oh the list of variables goes on and on.

I obsess easily.

Tell you what. I’ll share with you the EXACT recipe I made today.

You can thank/hate me later. *wink*



6 Minute Microwave Caramels by Spend with Pennies

Printable Recipe HERE


1/4 cup Butter

1/2 cup White Sugar

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Corn Syrup

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

Can you smell them?

Can you smell them?

How To:

Note: This mixture gets VERY hot. Ensure there are no children underfoot when you make this.
1- Mix all ingredients in a large microwave safe bowl (the mixture will bubble up so make sure there is lots of room in the bowl).
2 – Microwave on high for 6 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds.
3- Pour into a small buttered dish and allow to cool completely **like 2+ hours. Cut into small squares.
I scored them lightly with a pizza cutter then popped them into the fridge to keep  firming them up.

I scored them lightly with a pizza cutter then popped them into the fridge to keep firming them up.

4- Wrap in wax paper to save for later *haha*.
Just a little oozy

Just a little oozy


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