Updated: Feb 6
This is the exact same base as the Chewy Dairy Free Caramel, just some tweaks in directions and of course a few added ingredients.
I made the caramel and once it came out I knew I had to make one with salted peanuts- it just was meant to be!
It's an amazing treat. Make sure to keep them sealed at room temperature after they are cooled completely.
This recipe is specific, so substitutions would not work. You have to use allulose for it's ability to mock sugars crystallization properties.
You will also definitely want to have parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, as well as a whisk and a rubber spatula. I used a small glass baking dish (7"x5") and lined it with parchment paper so I could get nice thick squares.
Keep in mind this gets very HOT! So please use caution.
1/2 cup ROOM TEMPERATURE coconut manna (make sure it is the MANNA- not coconut oil or coconut cream)
1 cup allulose
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup roasted and salted peanuts
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (if you have access to flaky salt it would be amazing to use here!)
In a nonstick pot over medium heat, pour in your allulose. Mix it constantly until it starts to melt. Once it is totally fluid, add in your coconut manna at this point. Whisk whisk and whisk. You will see it change colors very slightly. It will go from a beige, to a warm tan, then to a medium brown true caramel color. When it turns that shade and begins to smell like caramel (you will know) remove it immediately from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Fold it all in with the rubber spatula, and pour out onto your parchment paper or silicone mat. Immediately distribute the peanuts over the caramel quickly, and top with the salt evenly. Using the rubber spatula, press the peanuts slightly down into the caramel so they set inside a bit.
DO NOT TOUCH- it is extremely hot!
It will begin to set up immediately. Allow to cool for one hour minimum.
Remove and cut into squares and enjoy.
(I allowed mine to set up completely overnight and used kitchen shears to cut it apart)
Yields 15 squares 1-1/2"