How to Make Healthy(ish) Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi Three to Five Tribe! With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays right around the corner, you may find yourself baking up a storm (like me back in August when I started recipe testing this year’s Christmas cookies). As promised, I am sharing any recipe hacks I discover along the way and o far I have shared an easy recipe for homemade powdered sugar, but today I want to share how you can make a healthy(ish) salted caramel sauce.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Whether you enjoy a drizzle of hot caramel on freshly picked fall apples, a slice of Thanksgiving pie or straight off the spoon, this salted caramel sauce is seriously addictive, so enjoy with caution. Consider this your fair warning!


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt


#1 Place all ingredients into a small to medium sized pot then place on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Stir thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are well combined.

#2 Once mixture begins to boil, turn heat to low and let simmer for 25 minutes stirring occasionally.

#3 After 25 minutes, stir caramel sauce consistently for 5 minutes. Yes that’s right people, 5 minutes of straight stirring. (Get ready because it is a total arm workout!) The caramel sauce should begin to thicken during this time.

#4 Allow caramel to cool completely. Transfer to a glass jar or dish then store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

If you decide to try this recipe, let me know what you think! I want to see your sauces, so remember to tag me on Insta @312ChicagoBlonde.

Happy baking everyone! Bring on the holidays.

Taste testing this recipe three to five spoonfuls at a time,

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