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Macadamia Nut Salted Caramel Candies
Sugar-Free – Keto Friendly – Low Carb Candy Recipe
This keto macadamia nut salted caramel recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. One thing that I love about combining sweet and salty in keto-friendly desserts it that the salt accentuates the sweet taste. Think about it like this: salt is a flavor enhancer. That means that salt also enhances sugar-free sweeteners. The benefit of this is you can use less sweetener and still achieve the same sweet result.
Keto caramel is one of my favorite recipes to make. Especially since there is not a keto-friendly caramel on the market that does not contain sweeteners that our family avoids. Maltitol is a no in our house, there is no sweet in the world that makes me want that digestive upset.
I have had so much fun using this caramel in recipes because it is just so versatile.
Why I love macadamia nut salted caramel:
The beauty of macadamia nut salted caramel is it is the perfect way to turn keto-friendly macadamia nuts into a decadent sweet treat. We try not to eat too many nuts in our house, but when we do we typically choose macadamia nuts.
Nut-Free Keto Caramel-
No need to include nuts if you follow a nut-free diet. This sugar-free caramel is delicious by itself.
Want to make keto candy?
Use this recipe to create a delicious chocolate caramel candy. Use any silicone candy mold to create fun and delicious sugar-free keto candy. The only thing better than little caramels in chocolate-covered caramels.
For the best results:
Once you have finished making the caramel and have poured it into your silicone candy molds, the caramel is best kept refrigerated. Since butter is the base of this recipe the caramel will become very soft when left out at room temperature. I usually keep my keto caramel candied in the freezer and let them thaw slightly before I devour them.
The difference with sugar-free caramel:
Sugar-Free Caramel has a chewy yet smooth texture. You will likely notice that the caramel will not have a very gooey texture. If you want a harder caramel candy just reduce the amount of butter in the recipe. Erythritol crystallizes and hardens after it is heated. Work quickly if you try this out, because once the caramel starts to cool it will lose its pliability.
Macadamia Nut Salted Caramel
When sweet and salty combine, magic always happens. This keto chocolate candy is no exception.
- 100 g. or 7 tbsp of butter
- 100 g. or .5 cup and 2 tbsp of swerve brown sweetener
- 100 g. or 1/4 cup and 2 tbsp of heavy cream
- 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp. of sea salt to your taste
- 1/4 tsp sunflower lecithin
- Approximately 2 cups of chopped roasted macadamia nuts
- On medium to medium-low heat melt the butter in a shallow pan.
- When the butter is melted completely -- add the swerve brown sugar substitute (or sweetener of choice) and the sea salt to the butter. For the caramel sauce to come together it is very important that you do not stop whisking. Allow the butter and sugar mixture to brown, but not burn. This is where the caramel sauce will get its color. When the caramel sauce just begins to simmer or bubble whisk in the heavy cream. Add the heavy cream slowly. Keto caramel sauces can break, but I have found slowly adding the heavy cream helps to prevent this. Also, remember do not stop whisking. Once you add the heavy cream the caramel sauce will begin to thicken quickly.
- Now that your caramel sauce is nice and thick add the remaining ingredients, and stir until well incorporated. Take the caramel sauce off the burner and let it begin to cool.
- Once cool enough to handle portion out the caramels into a silicone mold. Place the molds in the refrigerator, or freezer until chilled. Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to enjoy, or use for another recipe.
The sunflower lecithin helps to give this caramel a nice and chewy texture. I have also used this ingredient when I made homemade white chocolate for the same reason. It is a nice ingredient to have around a keto kitchen, and most recipes call for very little so it will last a long time.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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