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Irish Cream Microwave Soft Caramels

Irish Cream Microwave Soft Caramels


  • 1 cup packed Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey’s)


  1. Line an 8 x 8 inch greased baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place sugar, cream, corn syrup, butter and Irish cream in a 2-quart microwave-safe measuring cup or large deep bowl.
  3. Microwave on High for 3 minutes; stirring halfway through.
  4. Microwave on High for 6-8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or until mixture reaches 245°F (firm ball stage).
  5. Let stand 10 minutes. Carefully pour into prepared pan. Cool. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  6. Scoop out a tablespoon full of caramel at a time and roll into balls (as shown in photo). Wrap in waxed or parchment paper.
  7. Store refrigerated in a covered container.
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Cook’s Tip: Note recipe was tested with a 1000 watt microwave oven. Mixture is very hot so  carefully remove from microwave using pot holders. Caramels are a soft consistency. To prepare on top of the stove, double ingredients for best outcome.