5-Ingredient Vegan Carmel (Dairy-Free, Paleo)

Bowl full of vegan caramel with sliced apple on the side

This no-cook, date-sweetened caramel

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 c 1x
  • Category: Snacks + Treats
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo
  • Diet: Vegan



1/4 c cashew butter

1/4 c maple syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 dried Medjool dates, pitted

1 tsp vanilla extract


Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a blender or food processor and process. Stop periodically to scrape the sides with a spatula and check for chunks of date that may have gotten stuck beneath the blades.

Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Keywords: Vegan Caramel, Date Caramel, No-Cook Caramel, Paleo Caramel