Easy vegan caramels

Easy vegan caramels

A reader recently asked me, if my dulce de leche recipe could be turned into candy. I told her that I hadn’t tried it and it probably wouldn’t work. The ratio of liquid to sugar is too high. After I got this question I was intrigued and looked up a couple of recipes for vegan caramels. Most of them called for at least one or two ingredients I never have on hand or that are very hard to find in Germany (like corn syrup). Then I found a really simple one for regular caramels made with dairy cream. It only called for three things: sugar, water, and cream. No butter or corn syrup required. It also looked like those regular candies were very easy to veganise. And they were!

Ingredients

  • For the basic version
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 300 g (1.5 cups) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For salted caramels
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 300 g (1.5 cups) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For sticky coffee caramels
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 300 g (1.5 cups) sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Read the whole recipe on seitan is my motor