Werther’s Original
Microwave Caramel Sauce

Microwave Caramel Sauce

Try our simple microwave caramel sauce which can be served with pretzel sticks, graham crackers, apples and cookies!


Easy Difficulty



  1. Combine caramels and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave mixture in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until caramels begin to melt, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

  2. Slowly add cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached and mixture is smooth. Pour into a serving bowl. Serve with assorted snacks (pretzel sticks, graham crackers, apples and cookies).

  3. Store caramel sauce refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.



    Salted Caramel: Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to create salted caramel.


    Chocolate Caramel: Stir in 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips to warm caramel to create chocolate caramel.


    Coffee Caramel: Use instant espresso in place of water to create coffee caramel.


    Pumpkin Caramel: Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice to warm caramel to create pumpkin caramel.


    Maple Caramel: Use maple syrup in place of water to create maple caramel.



    Makes: 1 ½ cups

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 2 minutes