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Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Silky and delicious vegan peanut butter caramel recipe made with just 5 simple ingredients. Drizzle this homemade vegan caramel sauce on your favorite desserts, popcorn and even fun coffee drinks, or use it as a dip for fruit! Options to use your nut butter of choice to truly customize this caramel recipe.

Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sauce, Vegan
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free peanut butter caramel, vegan caramel sauce, vegan peanut butter caramel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 145 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter (only peanuts or peanuts + salt as the ingredients)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Add peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and sea salt to a medium pot and place over medium-low heat for approximately 2 minutes until caramel starts to slightly bubble along the edges, stir frequently then remove from heat and pour into a jar or container of choice.
  2. Allow caramel to cool. Once it starts to cool it will begin to thicken up. Use when warm, or if you prefer, cover and store in the fridge. If it hardens simply reheat over low heat or microwave in 10 second increments.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use almond butter instead, just make sure it’s nice and drippy.

To store: store this easy vegan caramel sauce recipe in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

To reheat: If you store this vegan peanut butter caramel in the fridge it will likely harden due to the coconut oil. When this happens simply reheat it over low heat or microwave in 10 second increments.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Caramel
Amount Per Serving (1.5 tablespoons)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 3.9g24%
Carbohydrates 9.3g3%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 7.3g8%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.