When I was a kid I loved caramel.

I would get caramel apples and just lick the caramel off, because I’m weird like that. I couldn’t be bothered with the boring and only nutritious component of the caramel apple. One time I tried to get my brother to eat the apple after I licked all the caramel off (because I’m gross like that). But instead of grossing you out, I should probably be trying to get you psyched on this awesome caramel recipe.

It’s dairy free and sweetened with raw, local honey. It’s super simple and only requires you to stir it around a bit.



  1. Combine all ingredients over medium to medium high heat.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Let it simmer for a long time. Like, at least 10 minutes.
  4. Stir some more.
  5. Stir for five or ten more minutes. It WILL thicken but it takes a while.
  6. Add the ghee at the end.

It will thicken more as it cools. You can top ice cream with it, dip apples in it, drizzle it on pie, drizzle it on yourself. Whatever you want.

It tastes just like the real thing.

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  2. Have you tried cooking this to a higher temperature to harden the caramel more? I’m looking for a paleo/dairy-free caramel that can be cut into squares then dipped in chocolate.

    • dani stout Reply

      I haven’t, but I bet it would work. You’d need to make a lot more of it though since you’d be cooking so much of the liquid out.

      This might be my next project.

      • My current recipe calls for 1 c. sugar to 2 c. heavy cream. This makes quite a bit of caramel for chocolates (about 40 two-bite squares). In the end, I guess it depends upon how much of the end product you want to have…but I agree that it would need to be doubled due to the liquid cooking out. I look forward to hearing about your results and will post if I get to it first!

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  4. Made it too but it looks like it is separating. I did mix for 12 minutes.

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