Q: Do I have to use corn syrup while making the soft caramel candy?
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Editor: Corn syrup is an invert sugar, which helps keep sugar from crystallizing in soft caramels. Author David Lebovitz has a great post on corn syrup, and we also did a post on the differences between corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup:
- Why and When to Use (or Not Use) Corn Syrup - David Lebovitz
- Corn Syrup vs. High-Fructose Corn Syrup: There Is a Difference
There are some great suggestions in the comments on this post on what you can use instead of corn syrup:
Readers, do you use a substitute for corn syrup, or can you share a recipe that doesn't use corn syrup?