Vegan caramels are chewy and gooey, with a hint of cardamon and the mild aroma and flavor of vanilla extract. If you're vegan and it has been a while since you've had a good caramel, or the vegan versions are just too pricey, make your own. These caramels are perfectly silky and sticky, soft in texture, and have a nice buttery flavor.
As in any candy-making process, keep kids and pets out of the kitchen, wear a protective apron, have silicone gloves at hand, and always wear shoes to avoid any slips and burns when handling hot caramel. For best results, use an accurate candy thermometer. Wrap these caramels in festive paper to make small gift boxes for friends and family. Homemade caramels are a very special gift that vegans and non-vegans will love.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegan coffee creamer (or coconut cream)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Optional:1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom