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Easy Vegan Caramels Recipe

How to make the most deliciously easy dairy-free caramels
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Course: Confectionary
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Candy, Vegan Sweets
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 40 caramels
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Freya


  • 1 Sugar Thermometer
  • Caramel wrappers
  • 1 6" square dish, lined with greaseproof paper (or lightly grease the dish)


  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Cream vegan, double (I use Elmlea Plant-Based)
  • ¾ cup Corn Syrup
  • ½ cup Butter vegan, I used Naturli
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • pinch Sea Salt optional


  • Place your sugar thermometer into a medium, heavy saucepan
  • Add the sugar, corn syrup and ½ cup of the cream
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes.
  • Add the remaining cream and the butter, gently stir to mix in the melting butter. The mixture should be a rich golden colour now.
  • Boil until it reaches 248c (in between soft and hard ball stage)
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Now pour into your prepared dish and leave to cool completely for at least 3 hours.
  • Sprinkle with Sea Salt if using.
  • Once cold, turn out onto chopping board and cut into squares of your liking. Wrap in the caramel wrappers.
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Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg