A Simple, 5-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce for an Instant Mood Boost

Caramel SauceMany people love the taste of caramel but are worried about all the sugar most recipes call for. Luckily, there is an alternative! This recipe is delicious, easy to prepare, and doesn’t involve any finicky preparation techniques or sugar. The sauce can be stored in the fridge and added to other desserts at any time!

A Multi-Purpose Treat

This recipe is completely vegan and doesn’t require any cooking. It’s a delicious caramel sauce that can be added to other types of desserts to instantly take them to a whole new level of flavor. Those who like the taste of caramel can pour it over ice cream, cheesecake, add it to smoothies, or use it as a dip for apples and other fruit.

Ice-Cream Balls Covered in Caramel
How to Make This Tasty Caramel

As mentioned before, the recipe only requires five ingredients and they are:

  • Half a cup of cashew butter
  • Three tablespoons of maca powder
  • Half a cup of maple syrup
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Half a teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt

Caramel CreamThese ingredients should be enough to fill a ten-ounce jar. The process is simple – put all the ingredients into one medium-sized bowl and whisk very vigorously until all the lumps are gone and all that’s left is a smooth paste. If stored in an airtight jar, the caramel sauce can last a week in the fridge.

The Secret Ingredient

Maca Powder and Root
The maca powder is the superfood hiding in this recipe. It’s actually made from a root that’s native to Peru and has been used for cooking and medicinal purposes for a very long time. It has a lot of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and other important nutrients. It has an earthy and nutty flavor that pairs well with many different desserts. As an adaptogen, it has beneficial effects on the adrenal system, mood, metabolism, and much more.