Caramel Sauce

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Do you like chewy caramel squares? If you answered yes, you’ll love this sauce! Drizzle a little over yogurt, cheesecake, Chocolate Bread Pudding…the possibilities are endless. We used unrefined, Coconut Palm Sugar which has a low-glycemic index and is naturally high in nutrients, unlike white granulated sugar.

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Yields: 10 servings | Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 42 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg |Sodium: 98 mg | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Dietary fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints (freestyle): 2 |


  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash of kosher or sea salt
  • 2/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine coconut palm sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk and cook over medium heat, until desired thickness. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir to combine. Refrigerate unused sauce. If sauce becomes too thick after refrigerating, add additional milk and reheat over low heat in a small saucepan until smooth.
  2. TIP: Caramel Sauce is best if eaten immediately after cooling slightly.
  3. Drizzle sauce over bread pudding, cinnamon rolls and other favorite desserts.
  4. NOTE: Coconut Palm Sugar can be found in the organic section of most grocery stores and at Whole Foods, Earth Fare and Trader Joe's.

6 Comments on "Caramel Sauce"

  1. Neeta Srivastava  February 3, 2013

    Can blonde coconut palm sugar be replaced by anything else?

  2. Rachel  March 21, 2013

    I enjoy a lot of the recipes you share and was curious about this one so I clicked over from pinterest. I had never heard of coconut palm sugar before so I googled it of course. Found an interesting article about it and will post below. As much as this sugar might be convenient one has to wonder if using it would not be in the best interest of all if we want to continue using coconut products of all kinds and reaping those benefits. Coconut is awesome and I would hate to be unable to continue using it.

    • Skinny Ms.  March 21, 2013

      Rachel, Thank you for posting and for your feedback! 🙂 Great info!!!

  3. Katie  April 3, 2016

    What can i substitute gor the coconut product, because my husband is allergic?

    • Gale Compton  April 4, 2016

      Katie, You can use light brown sugar if you’re O.K. with that. 🙂

  4. Alannah  March 26, 2019

    I love skinny ms.


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