Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi Everyone,

I have a treat for you, key word a treat!!  Today I made you a saucy sweet treat that is sure to please caramel lovers.  You can say I am a caramel lover!!  I tend to go on kicks when it comes to caramel.  I over do having it in coffee, ice cream ect… then I get sick of it.  But sure enough a couple of months later the caramel craving comes back.  So what does a girl do when she craves caramel?  She makes her own!!

Salted Caramel Sauce
Oh yah, homemade caramel sauce. This is not your traditional caramel sauce that you get from the store or even at a candy shop this one is a little different. See my caramel sauce is made with coconut sugar, not granulated sugar. I chose coconut sugar for a couple of reasons. It’s natural, its high in vitamins and minerals, and it’s rich in amino acids. But the biggest benefit of coconut sugar is has Low Glycemic Index, meaning it doesn’t spike your sugar level. Low glycemic index foods can help balance and control health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. So coconut sugar was the way to go in my book!  Oh and the sauce doesn’t taste like coconut.
Salted Caramel Sauce
The sauce turned out simply perfect. It’s thick, has a sweet caramel flavor and has the most beautiful rich, dark color. Oh, plus the salt, oh man you can’t forget the salt! Sweet and salt all the way! Yum!! This is one sticky recipe to make, but I sure enjoyed licking the spoon!! However,I got it everywhere, my arm, my cheek, and my clothes. Oh well, so worth it!!
Salted Caramel Sauce
The recipe is super easy to make too. No candy thermometer needed. I added coconut sugar and coconut milk to a sauce pan. Be sure to use one with high sides, so it doesn’t bubble over. Whisk, whisk, whisk until it starts to bubble. When it bubbles, whisk for two minutes. Then take off the stove and stir in vanilla extract and salt. That’s it! Easy peasy!!! No corn syrup, no butter and a less processed sugar. You can’t beat that!! But do remember this is still sugar, so go light on it!!
Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: ¾ cups (12 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 tbsp.
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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An all natural, sweet, creamy, thick caramel sauce made with coconut sugar, coconut milk and salt.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk from carton
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. In a pan with high sides, add coconut sugar and coconut milk. Place over low heat and whisk constantly until it comes to a boil; about 8 minutes. When boiling, whisk for one more minutes. After two minutes, take off heat and stir in vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once stored in the refrigerator the sauce will become very thick.
Notes
Calories per tablespoon: 61, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 48, Potassium: 0, Carbs: 0, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 16

Salted Caramel Sauce
I did some research of caramel sauce and dessert toppings and the first two ingredients in just about all brands is Corn Syrup and high fructose syrup, with fructose coming in at #4.  So believe me this may not be the healthiest recipe in the world, but it is so much better than the stuff at the store.  Mine is all natural and your body can process natural a lot easier than processed.  Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free.  So if your craving caramel, whip together a batch of my sauce.  You will just love it!

Well that’s it for me!  I need to go make my Skinny Caramel Frappe and add just a drizzle of the sauce over the top.

Have a neato-rific day!

Toodles,

Jen

Salted Caramel Sauce

 

 

Comments

  1. Yummy! This looks delicious! Wanted to let you know you have been awarded the Sunshine Blogger Award on my blog!!! Check it out here: http://foodgurly.com/2014/02/27/sunshine-blogger-award/ Congratulations! Thanks for all your hard work here on Peanut butter and Peppers!
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  2. OOOOH!!! I love that you used coconut sugar and milk to make this delicious salted caramel sauce! It looks fabulous!

  3. I didn’t know it was this easy to make caramel sauce! I’m pinning to try for later. I’d love for you to link up to Savoring Saturdays!
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  4. Mmm! I love caramel sauce! Thanks for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays! :)
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  5. You will be featured at Savoring Saturdays tomorrow! Thanks for linking up. I hope you join us again!
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