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« on: August 20, 2009 05:21:20 PM »

I have been eating too much sugar since I discovered how to make caramel vegan!?!!

This stuff is addictive and tastes like a real caramel, nut, choccy bar! My teeth hurt!



Yum!!

x laurakate

Stuff you need:

1 cup Nutterlex
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 cups soy milk
1/2 cup glucose syrup
1/2 cup malt syrup

Put it all in a DEEP saucepan and cook on medium heat still it gets real fluffy and huge, stir stir stir...make sure it doesn't burn, watch the consistency and colour and you'll see it change and get thick. You will need to make sure it gets really hot. I test to see if it's ready by popping a little spoonful into the fridge/freezer and see whether it sets. The longer you cook the harder it'll set. I have burnt my finger and tongue making this by being inpatient, please be careful!

Take off heat and carefully pour onto a tray lined with baking paper.

Add stuff to it like crushed nuts and melted vegan choccy. Once I added crushed nuts, a layer of chocolate whipped cream and then rolled it up, cut into pieces and dipped into vegan chocolate, yum! I got chocolate everywhere haha! This would also be an amazing caramel sauce for icecream!

Have fun making this, it's addictive!!!
x laurakate
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009 06:01:53 PM »

wait! how'd you do it!  I'm not vegan, but i'd like to know how too!
It looks delish though!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009 07:55:28 PM »

Recipe please!  I've been vegan for 8 years and have been craving caramel practically the whole time!
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009 08:00:37 PM »

marvelous idea..

yes,recipe..please Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009 09:13:41 PM »

Stuff you need:

1 cup Nutterlex
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 cups soy milk
1/2 cup glucose syrup
1/2 cup malt syrup

Put it all in a DEEP saucepan and cook on medium heat still it gets real fluffy and huge, stir stir stir...make sure it doesn't burn, watch the consistency and colour and you'll see it change and get thick. You will need to make sure it gets really hot. I test to see if it's ready by popping a little spoonful into the fridge/freezer and see whether it sets. The longer you cook the harder it'll set. I have burnt my finger and tongue making this by being inpatient, please be careful!

Take off heat and carefully pour onto a tray lined with baking paper.

Add stuff to it like crushed nuts and melted vegan choccy. Once I added crushed nuts, a layer of chocolate whipped cream and then rolled it up, cut into pieces and dipped into vegan chocolate, yum! I got chocolate everywhere haha! This would also be an amazing caramel sauce for icecream!

Have fun making this, it's addictive!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009 01:08:31 AM »

Oh. My. God.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 04:14:14 AM »

This looks yummy - thanks for posting the recipe! Im kind of addicted to sugar, and when I started to consider veganism I thought Id be stuck with dark chocolate for the rest of my life  Sad, but Im slowly realising how many possibilities there are  Grin.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009 06:48:11 AM »

thank you for the recipe!  I've got a vegan friend who I might have to make this for for christmas and send it on out to her...
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009 08:50:12 AM »

I want some...question is what is nuterlex?
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009 11:53:00 AM »

I want some...question is what is nuterlex?

I looked it up, and it's a margarine in Australia.  Folk in the US/Canada can use Earth Balance (that's my preferred vegan margarine).  Now, where to find glucose and malt syrup...
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009 11:55:34 AM »

This looks yummy - thanks for posting the recipe! Im kind of addicted to sugar, and when I started to consider veganism I thought Id be stuck with dark chocolate for the rest of my life  Sad, but Im slowly realising how many possibilities there are  Grin.

They actually make vegan milk chocolate. 
Here's a review: http://www.godairyfree.org/200805262554/News/Nutrition-Headlines/Vegan-Milk-Chocolate-Bars-Met-with-Enthusiasm-by-Dairy-Free-Reviewers.html
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009 09:15:04 PM »

Thanks guys! Let me know if you try it and how you go. It took me a little while to perfect it.

I want some...question is what is nuterlex?

I looked it up, and it's a margarine in Australia.  Folk in the US/Canada can use Earth Balance (that's my preferred vegan margarine).  Now, where to find glucose and malt syrup...

It's a really tasty margarine, made from nuts and although more expensive tastes stacks better then regular vegan marg!

The glucose syrup and malt syrup can be replaced with a 1 cup of corn syrup. Is that what you guys have? In Australia it's called glucose syrup but I'm pretty sure it's made of the same stuff. I added 1/2 of malt syrup because I had some...it can work without it, it's an alternative to sugar and adds a nice flavour, probably find in a health food shop.

Lukka - I'm the same, sugar is like my drug haha! It was the one thing holding me back from going vegan...I know it's lame but I'd snack on lollies that have gelatine (bones) in them, but there are HEAPS of alternatives and it means I get to try new recipes and it's really rewarding. One of my favourite chocolate stores that has the best vegan chocolate that they make in South Australia has just started to list milk as an ingredient and I am livid...it's disappointing. There are some great choccys out there though and once you make the change it's actually better for you too.

I forgot to mention that I added this caramel into my banana peanut butter pie, so there is a layer of caramel it was so yum!

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009 12:35:46 AM »

Glucose syrup and corn syrup are pretty much the same thing.  We do have malt syrup here, apparently, at health food stores I think.  I've never noticed it but I saw local places that sold it online when I looked.
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009 09:10:09 AM »

Could you possibly substitute coconut milk or almond milk for making vegan milk chocolate?
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009 01:26:24 PM »

That looks AMAZING!!! Grin Thankyou soo much for putting the recipe up - I know what I'm doing tomorrow!
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2009 06:11:00 PM »

I've been trying to come up with a way to make something like this for a while...Oh hell yeah! Thanx for sharing.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2009 08:48:53 PM »

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OMG!! You are a vegan life savor!  My kids asked me to make my mini caramel apples for Samhain/Halloween! Now I will be able too!!!! When I make them I will post pics! Oh thank you so much....I did not want to disappoint them as they are not vegan....I just know ME...I would have been sooooo tempted to eat them.
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2009 03:06:09 PM »

Oh, that looks so good ~ and I've never even ever been a big caramel fan.  Lips sealed
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2009 04:05:06 PM »

I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for posting!
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2009 02:45:39 AM »

ohhh wow!  that is an insanely beautiful picture.

I wonder if you could substitute the corn and malt for rice syrup as I and the smalls are gluten free.

But wow, I need to stop looking at this picture.   Thank you for sharing the recipe. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2014 04:26:11 PM »

I haven't had carmel in years! I need to track down malt and glucose syrup!
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2014 04:30:09 PM »

I'm drooling over this! Thanks for the recipe. Smiley
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