Paleo Soft Caramels
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  • 1 C coconut sugar OR honey
  • ½ C coconut cream
  • 2 TB coconut oil
  • 1 TB vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  1. Prepare a small bowl of ice water and set aside.
  2. melt oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Whisk in sugar or honey, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Stir until dissolved.
  5. whisk in cream and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook 8 minutes, stirring continuously, until you reach a "soft ball" stage.
  7. (To test if your caramel is at the soft ball stage, drip into your bowl of ice water. With your fingers, remove the caramel from the bowl of water. If you can form a soft ball, its done. If it is still too runny, continue cooking. If you want to make hard caramels, cook until you reach "hard crack" stage. When tested in the ice water, your caramel will harden and can break.)
  8. Pour caramel onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt and cool completely.
  10. Using a greased knife or pizza cutter, cut into squares. Wrap individually in parchment to prevent sticking.
Recipe by Heather Hollandaise at