Monday, January 13, 2014

Make Your Own "Karo" Syrup

 
I ran across a recipe for salted browned butter Rice Krispie treats last week. My son brought me a bag of marshmallows from who knows where in the depths of the pantry.  Rather than have to fight him or hear him throw a tantrum as I threw them in the trash, I gave into temptation.  I pulled out that recipe and gave it a try. Oh merciful piece of heaven! I don't even like Rice Krispie treats with marshmallow. But I couldn't get enough of them.  I know what was in them, however, which made me feel a bit creepy. So, I decided to experiment. I love a good experiment.

Step one:
Make your own karo syrup.  I have found recipes that  use honey or maple syrup. Two problems there: Expensive!! And neither one is the flavor I want in my marshmallows. So, I made my own "karo." It is better than anything! And really easy.

2 cups Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil. Then clip on a candy thermometer and let it go for 12-15 min until it reaches soft ball stage. (Around 234 F) Yields 1 cup of syrup.

Yeah, it is brown. But so is our bread and we love it!  The taste of this is very rich and sweet. I love it. Add maple and vanilla here for an awesome home made syrup.

Step Two:
Make the marshmallows!


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17 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds really good and interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a recipe for DIY karo. Pinning! And stopping by from the healthy hop.

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    1. Thanks for pinning. I appreciate that so much!

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  2. I had no idea you could make a corn syrup substitute out of coconut sugar! I avoid any recipes that call for corn syrup because I'm not going to buy it and I'm not going to put it in our food. Now I can use some of those recipes!

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    1. Yea! Opens the possibilities up again, doesn't it??

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  3. I have never heard of coconut sugar but am Pinning this so I can try it one day.

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    1. It can work with any type of sugar. I prefer this one because it is less processed and contains some minerals...unlike white sugar. Plus it is a sustainable product. I hope you get to try it out.

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  4. Sounds good pinning to my DIY board, and sharing on g+.

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  5. this is great - a way to make a healthy karo syrup. I am pinning. Thanks for sharing recipe

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  6. Here I come pecan pie (which I haven't been able to eat in ages because who's going to eat corn syrup?!!!)!

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    1. OOO, can I come? I bet this will pair so well with pecans!!!

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  7. Cool. I'm going to pin this. :)

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  8. This sounds so interesting...I never knew you could make your own karo syrup~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
    Thanks for sharing at Four Seasons Blog Hop

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  9. Awesome !! Will be pinning! Visiting from A Mamas Story linkup!

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  10. I've pinned this to try later, I never thought about making your own "corn syrup", thanks so much for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy The Home Acre Hop

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