Seriously good Sea Salt Caramels that you make in the microwave!
So, the triplets and I made dark chocolate oatmeal cookies on Friday night to take to a Christmas party. They turned out really well, in fact so well when I looked at them Friday night we only had 8 left. So, we needed a last minute recipe to make ASAP. I looked around in the house and we had no chocolate (yikes!). So, the best I could come up with was making Caramels. Anyhow, I googled and stumbled across a recipe for microwave caramels. I was skeptical, and then amazingly surprised at how great they turned out. Original recipe can be found here
1/4 cup butter
Microwave for a total of 6 minutes (I did 7 b/c our microwave is a bit weird). Anyhow, stop to stir every two minutes. It will look like the picture below, please be careful, this stuff is hot like molten lava!
Stir and pour into lightly greased dish, i used a greased parchment lined 8 by 8 pan. At this point I sprinkled with kosher salt (I did not have "sea salt"). My husband did inform me that all salt is technically sea salt, LOL. Anyhow, Kosher salt worked well if you have that on hand. This is what mined looked like after it hardened after a few hours on the counter and I removed it from the pan.
Cut and enjoy!