This dairy free caramel candy is so delicious! Chewy, sweet, and just perfect for gift giving.
Attach a candy thermometer to a heavy bottomed pan so that the end is near the bottom, but not resting on it. Place the vegan buttery spread in the pan and melt over medium high heat. Add the light brown sugar and stir until incorporated and melted.
Add the light organic corn syrup and full fat coconut milk.
Bring the mixture to a boil and continue to cook, stirring constantly until a candy thermometer reads 235 degrees F, the soft-ball stage. (Be patient, this process could take around 15-20 minutes).
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sea salt.
Pour the caramel on the prepared cookie sheet. It should spread out, but if needed, you can use a rubber spatula to help smooth it out.
Let the sheet of caramel cool completely before slicing. Wrap each caramel in squares of parchment paper or waxed paper. (Waxed paper wraps tighter, but sometimes the caramel sticks to it a little bit. Parchment paper never sticks, but won't wrap tightly).
I used So Delicious brand culinary coconut milk, which is quite thick, like a coconut cream. If you use a different brand of canned coconut milk, and there is a lot of liquid on top, you may want to drain a little bit off the top.