Dairy-free caramels? SWEET! Simple ingredients. Simply delicious. 8 Tablespoons butter (one cube) 1 cup honey or agave syrup 1 cup coconut cream (runny consistency) Boil and stir first two ingredients in small saucepan, taking care not to scald by stirring frequently. Then drizzle cream into saucepan in a thin thread so as not to interrupt the boiling of mixture. Continue boiling and stirring constantly for about 15 minutes until caramel reaches 245˚ on a candy thermometer or until caramel can be formed into a firm ball when dropped into a glass of ice water (known as ‘hard ball’ stage). Spoon over whole apples or shape caramels as desired, placing them in very lightly greased glass dish or silpat nonstick liner.