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Caramel Candies

These chewy keto caramel candies are such an easy, tasty treat! I have avoided refined sugar for the past 22 years so I have not had caramels in decades. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that with two simple ingredients, I could create a delicious, chewy caramel candy that was keto, low carb and blood sugar friendly!

I love experimenting with ingredients and allulose has been a fun, surprising one to play with. Allulose is a relatively new sugar alternative that will not spike your blood sugar. It tastes similar to granulated white sugar and also looks similar to white sugar. Read more about allulose and alternative sweeteners in my blog post here.

Typically made with sugar, heavy cream, and butter, traditional caramels, though they may taste great, are not ideal for those looking to manage their blood sugar levels. Chowing down on just a few will most likely elicit a strong spike in your blood sugar level, something we’d rather not see if we are looking at maintaining blood sugar levels. Spikes do occur when we eat but not to the same extent.

If you are looking for the occasional treat that won’t spike your blood sugar and is free of refined sugar, you may also like these Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Crunchy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups, or Fudge Brownie In a Mug.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make these caramels, with just 2 ingredients and a few minutes or your time you can enjoy these sweet treats. No need to feel guilty about eating these quick and easy caramels. We all need a treat sometimes!

Ingredients

  • Allulose – Granulated allulose gives these caramels their sweet flavor.
  • Butter – Butter gives these treats their texture and makes them nice and creamy. Salted or unsalted butter both work.

Equipment

How To Make Caramels

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat being careful not to let it burn.
  • Add allulose to the melted butter and stir constantly with a chopstick or small silicone spatula.
  • Using a candy thermometer, allow the temp to rise to 300F and no higher. Above 300F, allulose will burn, I found this out the hard way!
  • Remove from the heat immediately. Continue to stir.
  • Pour the caramel mixture into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Allow the caramel to “set up” in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and cut your caramel candy into any shape you like. Wrap pieces in parchment or waxed paper.
  • Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy!

Storage

These keto-friendly caramels will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. Make sure to wrap well or store in an airtight container.

Pro Tips

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your caramels turn out every time.

  • Use a candy thermometer. This is the best way to ensure the caramels come to the right temperature.
  • Don’t compromise on the setting time or you’ll end up with mushy caramels.

FAQs

Are caramels keto-friendly?

With just allulose and butter, these caramels are keto-friendly.

What is a sugar free caramel made of?

Sugar free caramels can be made with a sugar substitute called allulose.

Does allulose caramelize like sugar?

Yes, allulose does caramelize but just be careful not to let it burn. Keep your candy thermometer handy and don’t take your eyes off the pan.

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caramel candy 3 wrapped pieces and a slab of caramel

Chewy Keto Caramel Candy – 2 ingredients!

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
These chewy keto caramel candies are such an easy, tasty treat! I have avoided refined sugar for the past 22 years so I have not had caramel in decades. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that with two simple ingredients, I could create a delicious, chewy caramel candy that was keto, low carb and blood sugar friendly!
I love experimenting with ingredients and allulose has been a fun, surprising one to play with. Allulose is a sweetener that will not spike blood sugar. Read more about allulose in my blog post here.
4.20 from 112 votes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Dessert, Sweet Treats
Servings 16
Calories 5 kcal

Equipment

  • measuring cup
  • pot
  • candy thermometer
  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup allulose granulated
  • ½ cup butter

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat.
  • Add allulose to the melted butter and stir constantly with a chopstick or small silicone spatula.
  • Using a candy thermometer, allow the temp to rise to 300F and no higher. Above 300F, allulose will burn, I found this out the hard way!
  • Remove from heat immediately. Continue to stir.
  • Pour Caramel into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Allow to “set up” in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and cut your Caramel candy into any shape you like. Wrap pieces in parchment or waxed paper.
  • Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy!

Notes

If you like salted caramel, use coarse sea salt to sprinkle. If you like chocolate dipped caramel, cut caramel into small pieces and dip into dark chocolate. The possibilities are endless! Get ready for more caramel recipe variations now that I know the secreat to making keto, blood sugar friendly caramel!
Keyword candy recipe, caramel recipe, KETO, low carb, paleo, REFINED SUGAR FREE
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