5 Minutes and 5 ingredients Caramels


“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragrant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden color of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.” ~ Jenny Colgan

Like this quote said, few can touch the straight of caramel and its affection on the mind and mood. Ladies, together we’ll make homemade caramel sauce with a list of recipes that calls for caramel. Ready to start the journey?

Wear your apron and follow my lead! Make sure to jot all things down in a cookbook notebook, use colorful pencils (they help, trust me!) and pay attention to details.


How to section

To start with, let me mention that homemade caramel can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator! GREAT NEWS.

As for the time needed, your caramel will get ready in 10 minutes.


As I said, pay attention to details. Caramel needs some things to avoid:

  • Use a big pot, and make sure it heats up evenly (avoid using thin or nonstick pots).
  • Clean your pot very very well before using it for caramel.
  • After your caramel is done, immediately plunge it into ice water!
  • Watch the pot and make sure the syrup doesn’t become darker than it should.


Having a candy thermometer may help you buy time, while making caramel it is necessary to monitor the temperature (if the thermometer isn’t available, do the color test).

Simple steps:

  • In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture in a pan (use a large pan) and cook for 5 minutes’ maximum.
  • Stir every minute.
  • Pour into lightly greased dish and let it cool.
  • Cut, wrap in wax paper and store in air-tight containers.

This recipe gets ready in 10 minutes, you only need to combine ingredients together, keep your eyes on the color and stir gently with a wooden spoon.


  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of light Karo syrup
  • ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk
5 Minutes and 5 ingredients Caramels

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Is there any chance that this recipe made you say: “Wow, the best caramel bars I ever ate”? Tell us about your reaction, as well as your family member’s

Important notes:

  • You can tell if caramel is done by keeping an eye on the pan while cooking, perfect caramel should get dark (or reddish brown) and starts to smoke.
  • In this recipe, you can use different kinds of sugars and still get great results, mentioning:
    1. Dark and light muscovado sugar
    2. Dark and light soft brown sugar
    3. Demarara sugar
    4. Granulated sugar
  • If your caramel is too hard, place it in the pan and add two tablespoons of water, stir and waits for the thermometer to reach 245°F
  • Use a high quality butter, buy a good brand you already tried before
  • Add some salt to your caramel mixture, trust me! Just add it.

Serving Ideas

There are endless choices, caramel call for a lot of recipes and dishes, giving an example:

  • Coffee
  • Popcorns
  • Ice cream
  • Pretzels
  • Apples

Also, you can cut fruits like apples, pear, bananas. Dip them in caramel and pour all over waffles and top with nuts or brown sugar!