I’m not a huge chocolate fan. Or a caramel cups fan… most of the time.

I know it’s nuts but chocolate just doesn’t really do it for me. I much prefer vanilla, and I love vanilla with caramel.

These make great candies and are the perfect little treat.

Caramel recipe HERE.

I like chocolate, but I LOVE caramel, especially when it's paired with vanilla! These vanilla salted caramel cups are divine!

vegan paleo salted caramel cups

Vanilla Salted Caramel Cups

These vegan and paleo Salted Caramel Cups make great candies and are the perfect healthy little treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Paleo, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 354 kcal


  • 2 cups cashews I buy THIS brand
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup I buy THIS brand
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted (I buy expeller pressed, it has no coconut flavor)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla I buy THIS brand


  • Soak the cashews overnight in filtered water.
  • Drain the cashews and add them to a blender with all of the other ingredients. You will need a strong blender for this, like a Vitamix.
  • Pour the mixture equally into 8 cupcake tins.
  • Add to the fridge and make the caramel while it hardens.
  • Pour in the caramel in a caramel cups-like fashion.
  • Let it cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Add Himalayan salt!


For the paleo salted caramel sauce, use this recipe.
I like these cashews. For maple syrup, I recommend this brand and for vanilla, I go for this brand. 


Calories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 5gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2.2mg
Keyword no-bake salted caramel dessert, paleo salted caramel cups, vegan salted caramel dessert
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  1. I made these, and neither the bottom, nor the caramel set. 🙁 They’ve been in the fridge for 4 hours now.

    • dani stout Reply

      The caramel should have set immediately unless it was not cooked long enough. It becomes very thick before it even cools.

  2. Hi Dani can I substitute some of or all of the coconut oil in these for ghee? with thanks!

    • dani stout Reply

      The coconut oil in the vanilla part is what helps it solidify. I’d probably suggest eliminating the liquid for the vanilla part if you don’t have coconut oil, adding ghee might make it too watery.

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