Caramel is sticky and sweet, and can be used in so many plant-based recipes. There’s something satisfying about drizzling warm caramel over pie or ice cream. Most caramel includes dairy, but that doesn’t mean you have to give it up. Here are 15 of our favorite dairy-free caramel recipes so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. Don’t forget to check out more recipes like this on our Food Monster App.

1. Caramel Fluffernutter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Caramel isn’t just for topping apples and ice cream. These Caramel Fluffernutter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Tori Cooper get their depth from caramel and then get complimented with a melty marshmallow to finish things off. These cookies make an awesome dessert to share with friends or on your own.

2. Caramel Pear Oat Squares

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Do you love caramel, pears, or maple syrup? How about combined with each other? If so, then you must try this Caramel Pear Oat Squares from Charlie Rioux. These vegan sweeteners pair up to make for a great team to serve you and all your dessert cravings.

3. Caramel Macadamia Cookies

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These Caramel Macadamia Cookies from Michele Elizabeth are bakery style chewy goodness! An absolute favorite packed with caramel and macadamia nuts and vegan of course! These cookies are the perfect treat if you like an extra crunch in your cookie.

4. Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

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This Chocolate Caramel Shortbread from Vicky Coates is caramel heaven! They’re made with easy and natural ingredients and are vegan and gluten-free! They are really simple to make and taste unbelievably good!

5. Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars

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This is one of those dangerously delicious recipes. These Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars from Emily von Euw are basically addictive, thus they’d be the perfect treat to bring to a party or to give to people whom you’re trying to bring over to the vegan side (A.K.A. The Cool Side).

6. Salted Caramel Breakfast Oat Bars

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A delicious, comforting, and healthy baked oat bar, packed full of nutrients and flavor and topped with a healthy, sticky salted caramel glaze! These Salted Caramel Breakfast Oat Bars from Vicky Coates are quick, easy, and delicious and are gluten-free, vegan, and high protein!

7. Date Caramel

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This Date Caramel from Mireille Aikman is vegan and doesn’t contain dairy but still tastes soft and sweet! You need literally a handful of ingredients. It is sugar-free but does contain natural sugars. It’s sure to be a hit! Feel free to drizzle it over your favorite dessert or simply eat it from the jar!

8. Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream

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You don’t need an ice cream maker to whip up this amazing dessert! This Hand-Churned Bourbon Salted Caramel Apple Ice Cream from Emma D’Alessandro is swirled generously into a base of hand-churned vanilla ice cream.

9. Chocolate and Salted Caramel Popcorn Tart

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This Chocolate and Salted Caramel Popcorn Tart from Clémence Moulaert is the ultimate salty-sweet dessert of your dreams. The salted caramel and crunchy popcorn harmonize beautifully with silky, rich chocolate … this tart is perfect for sharing at any festive occasion, but it’s also totally acceptable if you just attack it with a fork right away.

10. Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pie

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The combination of chocolate and salted caramel is delicious and one that consistently withstands the test of time. This Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pie from Yana Chistyakova is very simple and consists of a crunchy base of oatmeal, a layer of toffee or salted caramel vegan a cover of dark chocolate. The preparation of the cake is quite easy, although you must prepare the salted caramel in advance.

11. Apple Pie with Salted Caramel

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Trust us, this Apple Pie with Salted Caramel from Taavi Moore will blow your mind and it was even approved by two people who have never liked pie. A crispy and buttery crust paired with sweet, slightly tart, and soft apples. Topped with a creamy salted caramel sauce. Are you drooling yet?

12. Sweet Potato and Salted Caramel French Toast

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Sweet Potatoes are so universal in food types, and they are a great addition to french toast recipes! This Sweet Potato and Salted Caramel French Toast from The Plantiful Plate, Christine Wong is a delightful breakfast recipe that calls for sweet potatoes and a delicious salted caramel topping for your early morning sugar craving!

13. Caramel Brownie

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These Caramel Brownies from Natalie Yonan are almost raw and very simple to make! Rich, dense, and super satisfying! 3 simple steps. Blend the no-bake brownie ingredients in a food processor. Put some whole walnuts on top. Mix together the caramel ingredients and spread the caramel out evenly.

14. Raw Caramel Brownie Slice

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These Raw Caramel Brownie Slices from Josephine Watmore are the perfect dessert or mid-day snack! With them being raw, they require no cooking and use natural ingredients. The best part is that the caramel is obey-gooey and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

15. Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce

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A decadent caramel sauce that’s filled with toasted pecans and rich coconut milk. This Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce from Lisa Lotts tastes just like pecan pie filling, without the crust! Perfect on ice cream or straight from the spoon.

Caramel makes a wonderful ice cream topping or even to eat on its own. If you’re looking for ice cream to drizzle caramel on, check out these 15 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes With 5-Ingredients Or Less!

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