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Healthier Salted Caramel Sauce

Healthier Salted Caramel Sauce that's made with coconut cream and maple syrup, can easily be made vegan and is ready in just 20 minutes. It tastes just like your favorite caramel sauce recipe, but it's a little bit better for you!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: caramel sauce, healthy caramel sauce, vegan caramel sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Erin


  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • cup coconut cream cream only
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter regular or dairy free
  • ½ teaspoon salt or more
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add the syrup, coconut cream, butter, sugar, and salt to a saucepan. Bring mixture to a low boil and boil for 1 minute.
  • Then, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the 15 minutes are up, reduce heat to low, then stir continuously for 3 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat, then stir in the vanilla and coconut oil.
  • Pour caramel in a jar or container and allow it to cool; Add more salt as needed.
  • Note: I recommend making this sauce a day or two in advance; the longer it sits, the more it'll thicken. I also recommend giving it a few stirs throughout the day (again, will help it thicken). If it ends up being TOO thick, simply microwave it for 30 seconds.



*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
Substitutions: can use dairy free butter, can use full fat coconut milk


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg