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Honey Tahini Caramels with Pistachios & Dried Apricots

  • Author: Laurel
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 77 caramels 1x
  • Category: Sweet Things
  • Cuisine: dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan


Finally a whole food caramel recipe! I stirred in chopped pistachios for crunch and apricots for some fruity flavor. Feel free to omit the mix ins, or improvise and add your own.



  • 2 cups honey
  • 2 cups tahini
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup chopped apricots


  1. Line a 7×11 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat the honey to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the heat. In a separate saucepan heat the tahini until warm to the touch. Stir the tahini into the honey. Once combined, add in the pistachios and apricots. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Allow the caramel to cool to room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator and allow to chill until set. slice into 1 inch square servings. Serve.


These caramels are quite soft and can get a little melty in warm kitchens. Store in a cool place or wrap the finished caramels in parchment or wax paper.