Do You Have to Use Corn Syrup When Making Soft Caramels?

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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:

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?