Yummy Caramels with a hint of sea salt, wrapped in wax paper, that you can make at home! And if that’s not good enough, they are Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Primal Friendly, Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free!! I’ve been experimenting with making caramels with healthy coconut sugar (and failing) over the past few weeks, not at the fault of the coconut sugar, but at my culinary skills. I’m a really good cook but I’m not really into following directions and exact science that caramelization of sugars require. Last night I made Coconut Sugar Homemade Tootsie Rolls after being inspired by The Nerdy Farm Wife and blogged about it – huge success! These yummy fudge chews further inspired me to try a similar technique to make the caramels I’ve been working on… Yippee! It worked great! and I’m really excited to share this recipe with you.
- Combine everything (except vanilla) in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
- Using a candy thermometer, continue simmering/stirring to 250 degrees F. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into a parchment paper lined small square/rectangle container and allow to cool. While your caramels are firm yet flexible, use Kitchen Shears to cut into pieces (long sticks or individual bite squares) and wrap individually in wax or parchment paper. Enjoy!!