Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pinterest in Real Life: Microwave Caramels

"Man, I hate those things. Coach Carr makes us eat those when we want to move up a weight class."

I love caramel, so when I saw this delicious looking, super simple recipe on Pinterest, I was very excited.

Here is the photo that inspired me:

Photo by BarbryT on Food.com

And here is my outcome:

So it was late, I was tired, and I was craving fast sugar. I began by just skipping the ENTIRE cooking step and pouring the mixture right into the dish. It looked "off" to me, so I re-checked the recipe and face palmed. But despite the title—MICROWAVE CARAMELS—I was still apparently confused, because I scraped the mixture into a saucepan and cooked it on medium heat.

I am truly baffled as to why this failed so colossally. What could possibly have gone wrong?

I won't pretend I didn't grab a spoon and start shoveling runny caramel down my gullet. 'Cause I did.

And in case that first photo didn't provide you with the full picture, here are a few more.


Just like at the candy shoppe.

A spoon full of...whatever the hell that is...


  1. I read the recipe, and I thought the instruction "cook for 6 minutes" meant on the stovetop too, but perhaps the instructions were meant to imply "microwave for six minutes, stopping to stir every 2 minutes"? Now I'm curious to try this!

  2. Yes it's definitely supposed to be in the microwave for 6 minutes. I did them at home and they were good :)
    Good luck next time! :)