To melt caramel candies in the microwave, unwrap the individual candies and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for one minute in the microwave, then stir. Reduce heat to 50 percent and cook for an additional minute. Repeat the final step until the candies are melted.
To make an easy caramel dipping sauce in the microwave, add 1/3 cup of evaporated milk to the melted caramels. Stir the mixture until smooth. Use the caramel sauce to dip apple slices or pretzels, or pour it over ice cream. The caramel sauce can also be drizzled over cheesecake slices or added to popcorn.