Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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caramel sauce in a small jar

This Salted Vegan Caramel Sauce recipe is creamy, rich, buttery, and delicious! It’s easy to make, dairy-free, made with natural ingredients and requires 10 minutes to make. It’s perfectly sweet, has a creamy texture, pourable consistency, and tastes like the real deal. This is our go-to homemade caramel sauce, and y’all will be hooked on how delicious it is!

Drizzle this dairy-free caramel sauce on top of your favorite desserts like ice cream and cheesecakes, add it to cookies, or even make vegan caramel apple slices!

caramel sauce with almond butter

Ingredients to make vegan caramel

To make this delicious caramel sauce, you will need 5 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

  • Almond Butter. Any nut or seed butter will do; we prefer almond butter because it has a nice nutty flavor, like real caramel made with brown sugar and butter. Make sure your nut butter is natural and doesn’t have a ton of additives. We love and recommend Wild Friend’s creamy Almond Butter. Wild Friend’s nut butter have only 2 ingredients: nuts and salt. 
  • Pure Maple Syrup. Adds a natural sweetness to the caramel sauce. We love using dark maple syrup for this recipe, but light maple syrup will work. Dark maple syrup has a richer flavor, which is a win-win in our books.
  • Sea Salt. You only need a pinch of salt to make that salted caramel flavor. If you are making homemade nut butter, make sure you taste the nut butter first. You may need about a teaspoon of sea salt when making the caramel. 
  • Melted Coconut Oil. It adds a nice silky and creamy texture. 
  • Vanilla Extract. Or substitute with ground vanilla bean powder.
heated caramel sauce

How to make salted caramel sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and heat. Add all ingredients (almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sea salt) to a small pot over low-medium heat for 2-5 minutes. Stir frequently until the mixture starts to bubble along the edges slightly.
  • Cool Completely. Pour the caramel sauce into a mason jar or small bowl to cool completely at room temperature. The mixture will thicken and should be a pourable and thick consistency. If it’s too thick, reheating in the microwave in 10-second increments should do the trick.
salted caramel vegan sauce in a jar


How to store this vegan caramel?

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one month.

How to reheat vegan caramel sauce if it becomes too thick?

After storing this vegan caramel sauce in the fridge, it will likely harden due to the coconut oil. It’s okay! Simply reheat it over low heat on the stovetop in a small saucepan or in the microwave in 10-second increments. Stir and check to see if it’s a pourable consistency.

This Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make, nutty, creamy, and tasty! You’ll want to use this sauce on everything. We love to serve it with different sweet treats, dark chocolate, and vegan recipes like vegan cheesecake or vegan ice cream, or make homemade caramel ice cream. Also, we love to dip fresh fruit in this caramel sauce for a healthier snack. It has a thicker consistency than traditional caramel sauce, but it’s so yummy, and we hope you all love our sweet recipe. Enjoy! ♡

Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce

5 from 3 votes
This vegan salted caramel is nutty, slightly sweet, easy to make, and very tasty! Perfect for any dessert that calls for caramel. Made with natural ingredients, and comes together in about 5 minutes. 
salted caramel sauce in a jar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yields 8
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon optional
  • To a small saucepan, whisk together all ingredients over medium-low heat until smooth and glossy (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and let the caramel cool to room temperature (about 5 minutes). It will thicken like traditional caramel sauce.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. 
If the caramel is too thick, place the container in the microwave and heat in 10-second increments. 
Course: Desserts, Sauces
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Diet: Vegan
Nutrition Facts
Serving1gCalories181.18kcalCarbohydrates16.7gProtein3.28gFat12.14gSaturated Fat3.54gPolyunsaturated Fat2.19gMonounsaturated Fat5.29gSodium148.3mgPotassium163.47mgFiber1.68gSugar12.82gVitamin A0.53IUVitamin C0.01mgCalcium77.59mgIron0.58mg
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