turtle brookies with easy caramel sauce
Most folks aren't aware that Caramel Sauce is really not difficult to make. It's just a few ingredients and with the right sweetener it becomes a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
In my book, The Ultimate Grain-Free Cookbook, I have another Caramel Dipping Sauce that uses dates, but this one here is exactly like regular caramel, so no one will ever suspect it's good for them! It's amazing over vanilla ice cream, of course, but I recently drizzled it over our Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, which I topped with a dollop of our Brownie Mix Batter before baking. It was heavenly!! This picture doesn't show the chopped pecans, but if you stir them into the brownie batter or top the caramel drizzle with pecans, you'll have a REAL Turtle Brookie!
REAL CARAMEL SAUCE
1 Cup of your favorite Granulated Sweetener (I use half Allulose and half IMO)
*1/2 -1 tsp Monk Fruit Powder (optional for a sweeter caramel)
1/4 Cup Salted Butter
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream or Coconut Milk
1 tsp Molasses (optional but really lifts the flavor)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
*You can also stir in monk fruit liquid drops when you add the vanilla if you don't have the powder.
In a small bowl, whisk together the sweetener, powdered monk fruit (if using) and a pinch of salt if your butter is unsalted.
In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter.
Whisk in the cream, molasses and granulated sweetener blend.
Bring to a simmer and adjust heat so it can simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes, without stirring.
After 15 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the extract.
The caramel will thicken as it cools.
Store in a glass container.
NOTE: The longer the caramel simmers the thicker it will become. You can test the thickness by adding a dollop to cold water, however it will thicken more as it cools.