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Luke Mangan's caramel sauce with salted peanuts

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  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free

Loaded with salty peanut, this simple caramel sauce is a winner. Drizzle it over waffles and ice cream for the ultimate sweet treat.

  • Makes1, makes 300ml
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling time
Luke Mangan's caramel sauce with salted peanuts


  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 30g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) thickened cream
  • 1/3 cup (45g) salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar, butter and vanilla in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 mins or until the sugar dissolves completely. Continue cooking, stirring, for 6-7 mins or until the mixture is golden. Remove from heat.
  2. Step 2

    Gradually add the cream and stir to combine. Return to the heat. Add the peanut and cook for 4-5 mins or until the sauce thickens. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.

    Serve with waffles and vanilla ice cream

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 342kJ/82 Cals (4%)

Protein: 1g (2%)

Fat: 6g (9%)

Sat fat: 3g (13%)

Carb: 7g (2%)

Sugar: 6g (7%)

Fibre: 0.2g (1%)

Sodium: 13mg (1%)