My best Vegan and Dairy Free Caramel Sauce is in response to many requests for a delicious, easy to prepare caramel topping for many desserts.
In a large saucepan with a heavy base, combine coconut milk, maple syrup, and salt.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add coconut oil and cook for another 5 minutes, or until it reaches a deep caramel color.
Stir a little more often towards the end to keep the bottom from burning.
Remove from the heat, add the vanilla, then pour the caramel into a bowl and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 weeks. To reheat bring to a bubble over a double boiler.