Lightened Up Salted Caramel Sauce (Vegan)
Recipe type: Dips, Dressings, and Seasonings
Total Time: 40 minutes
Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes

Yield: about ¾ cup caramel sauce

Level: Easy
  • ½ packed cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow the mixture to cook below a simmer, stirring is not needed, for about 8-9 minutes, or until the sugar is completely dissolved and the liquid is light amber in color.
  2. Immediately transfer to a large bowl and add vanilla and salt. Place coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl and microwave about 15-20 seconds, or until it has completely melted to a liquid. Add the melted coconut oil to the caramel sauce and whisk until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Allow the sauce to sit and cool for about 20-25 minutes. When the caramel has reached a smooth, thick, syrup-like consistency, whisk again, and serve.
  4. Storage: caramel sauce will last for several days in a covered, airtight container stored in a dry, cool, shaded location. Coconut oil will solidify over time; caramel sauce should be reheated in the microwave for only about 5-8 seconds and stirred before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 32 Calories: 20 Fat: 1.3g Saturated fat: 1.1g Carbohydrates: 2.2g Sugar: 2.2g Sodium: 59mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Jen Elizabeth's Journals at