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salted coconut caramels with some twine and brown parchment paper
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Salted Coconut Caramels

These salted coconut caramels are made with all natural ingredients including coconut oil and coconut sugar. Completely vegan and made without refined sugar, this is a sweet treat that's perfect for edible gifts or squirrelling away for yourself.
Course candy, sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut caramels, vegan caramels
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 caramels
Calories 106kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar or other liquid sweetener
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1/2 vanilla bean seeds scraped out
  • pinch sea salt
  • coconut chips and coarse salt for sprinkling optional

Instructions

  • Prepare a glass of ice water to keep beside the stove. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat in heavy-bottomed pot, and add coconut sugar and agave. Stir continuously so that the sugars don't burn or stick to the bottom.
  • Add coconut butter, vanilla bean seeds, and salt. Continue stirring as the caramel begins to bubble and come together.
  • When the caramel begins to pull away from the bottom of the pot as you stir, remove from heat. Drop a small spoonful into the glass of ice water. If it forms a soft ball, you're in business. Alternately you're looking for about 120°C / 245°F on a candy thermometer.
  • Pour the mixture out onto the parchment paper, and sprinkle with coconut chips and coarse salt. Let the caramel cool completely.
  • Cut into small squares, and wrap individually in parchment paper.

Notes

  • I've made this recipe using both agave nectar for a completely vegan version, or honey. Both work out great.
  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • A candy thermometer is not essential for this recipe, but it does help.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg