First, I found out about sea salted caramels. I bought some and they ended up being pure amazing-ness in each bite. Wow. And now you're telling me that I can make these in a microwave?!?! Don't tease.
Here are the main reasons you don't see many candy- or caramel-related recipes on my blog:
1) I don't own a candy thermometer so I'm pretty much guessing how things are going when I'm standing over a pile of burning sugar. I do not suggest this approach.
2) I'm terrified of completely burning my face off (or any body part, really). See Reason #1.
But with this recipe, I thought I might actually have a chance at pulling it off. I decided to take one for the team, so to speak, and check out if this microwave-caramel-making claim is truly possible. And it is! It was so simple and easy that I almost couldn't believe it, even though the caramel was staring me in the face. Don't worry, I took several sample bites to make sure it was real. You know you should always taste test before providing treats, right?