3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

A few years ago I was making a recipe that called for coconut nectar in place of regular sugar. At the time, it was a completely new-to-me ingredient and I wasn’t totally sure how it would work out. Little did I know, I was about to stumble upon the key ingredient to the chewy vegan caramel of my dreams.

3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

In the past I had experimented with different vegan caramels—some made from medjool dates, others that used brown sugar and coconut milk—and while there had been a couple of recipes that mimicked a similar caramel-like flavor, I was never able to recreate that quintessential caramel chew

The beauty of coconut nectar is that not only is it lower-glycemic, it’s already naturally caramel-like in texture and flavor. And when you combine it with nut (or seed) butter and a pinch of sea salt, you can create a caramel sauce that has so many potential uses. I first shared this super quick recipe using cashew butter (which creates a neutral caramel flavor) and then went on to use it to make caramel apple pie milkshakes, spiced cider spelt cake, and salted caramel popcorn.

3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

This time I went with peanut butter instead of cashew butter and holy moly, this stuff is good! I’ve been loving it as my afternoon snack with apple slices for dipping, and then again for dessert with vanilla coconut milk ice cream. I seriously can’t get enough.

Next week I’ll be sharing another use that’s over-the-top decadent (spoiler: it involves cheesecake!). For now though, gather your coconut nectar, creamy peanut butter, and sea salt and mix up a batch of this easy vegan caramel. Trust me, you’re going to want to have it ready to go.

3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 1 cup


Prep Time: 5 minutes

This vegan peanut butter caramel recipe is ridiculously simple and extra chewy! Just 3 ingredients, 1 bowl, and under 5 minutes to make.

3 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce | Under 5 Minutes to Make! picklesnhoney.com #vegan #caramel #peanutbutter #recipe #dessert

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons creamy salted peanut butter
  • pinch of sea salt

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This vegan peanut butter caramel recipe is ridiculously simple and extra chewy! Just 3 ingredients, 1 bowl, and under 5 minutes to make.

Instructions

  • Mix together the coconut nectar, peanut butter, and salt in a small bowl until well combined.

Notes [1]

The caramel will be thinner at room temperature (perfect for topping sweet breads, cupcakes, cakes, and ice cream) and thicker once refrigerated (ideal for dipping sliced fruit or slathering on toast).

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Kate says

    oh heck yeah! I’ve been searching for a chewy vegan caramel recipe for-ev-er! Can’t even tell you how excited I am to try your recipe! And 3 ingredients?! Perfection.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you found this recipe, Kate! It’s a keeper!

  2. Abby says

    THIS IS HEAVEN. I’m going to make this the very next time ice cream is in my freezer – which will probably be like, tomorrow, because I’m 37 weeks pregnant.

    1. Yay! Big congrats on your soon-to-be-arriving little one, Abby!

  3. Margot says

    Amanda – this recipe is UNREAL. I can’t get over how dead-on that caramel texture is. It’s perfect! I love the peanut butter flavor.

    1. I’m so happy you tried the caramel sauce and loved it! It’s shockingly good, especially considering how simple it is to make.

  4. Letitia says

    OMG I tried this ages ago now I’m trying a brownie and putting caramel walnuts? can’t wait

    1. Brownie + caramel walnuts?! Sounds amazing, Letitia!

  5. Dan says

    Hi Love your Glasses!! and a great recipe!!

    do you know where you bought them from??

  6. sheryl scherba says

    I LOVE this caramel sauce – I just made my first batch! perfect! THANK YOU!

    1. Amanda says

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! Enjoy!

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