So Many Delicious Possibilities

See why generations of bakers have used Karo® Corn Syrup for their most treasured recipes.

Karo®'s Many Uses

Karo® Corn Syrup’s delicate flavor is a perfect way to give sweetness to many desserts and savory dishes.

Subtle Sweetness

Interchangeable, Karo® Light provides just the right amount of sweetness and Karo® Dark has a mild molasses flavor.

Smooth Texture

Unlike granulated sugar, corn syrup controls the crystallization of sugar to keep confections silky and glossy.

Maintains Moistness

When used in baked goods, Karo® helps hold moisture and maintain freshness, so you can enjoy your treats longer.

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Karo® Corn Syrups are more than just an ingredient, they’re the key to sweet baking success.

Karo® Light Corn Syrup

Karo® Light contains corn syrup made with real vanilla and salt and is most famously used in pecan pie. It’s a subtle sweetener, made without high fructose corn syrup, that enhances the flavor and texture of your favorite foods and recipes.

Ingredients & Nutrition Facts

Karo ® Light Corn Syrup

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Tbsp (30ml)

Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Sugars 10g
Includes 10g Added Sugars 14%
Protein 0g

Not a significant source of sat. fat, trans fat, cholest. fiber, vit. D, calcium, iron, and potas.

*The % Daly Value tell you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, SALT, VANILLA EXTRACT (VANILLA BEANS, WATER, ETHYL ALCOHOL).

Karo® Dark Corn Syrup

Karo® Dark combines the natural sweetness of corn syrup with a small amount of molasses and has no high fructose corn syrup. With its more robust flavor and color, it is ideal for many baked goods.

Ingredients & Nutrition Facts
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Tbsp (30ml)

Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Sugars 11g
Includes 11g Added Sugars 22%
Protein 0g

Not a significant source of sat. fat, trans fat, cholest. fiber, vit. D, calcium, iron, and potas.

*The % Daly Value tell you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, MOLASSES, SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY).

Karo® Lite Syrup

For bakers looking for fewer calories, choose Karo® Lite. This syrup contains 33% fewer calories than regular corn syrup, and has no high fructose corn syrup.

Ingredients & Nutrition Facts
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Tbsp (30ml)

Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 70mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 11%
Sugars 7g
Includes 7g Added Sugars 14%
Protein 0g

Not a significant source of sat. fat, trans fat, cholest. fiber, vit. D, calcium, iron, and potas.

*The % Daly Value tell you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, SALT, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), CITRIC ACID, SUCRALOSE, VANILLA EXTRACT (VANILLA BEANS, WATER, ETHYL ALCOHOL).

Karo® Pancake Syrup

This thick, golden syrup with the famous Karo® sweetness makes any breakfast special. Karo® Pancake Syrup makes for a delicious topping to pancakes, waffles, french toast and more!

Ingredients & Nutrition Facts
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Tbsp (30ml)

Servings Per Container 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 30mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Sugars 12g
Includes 12g Added Sugars 24%
Protein 0g

Not a significant source of sat. fat, trans fat, cholest. fiber, vit. D, calcium, iron, and potas.

*The % Daly Value tell you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, ARTIFICIAL MAPLE FLAVOR, SODIUM BENZOATE (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), CARAMEL COLOR.

Quick Tips

A few basic tricks for working with Karo® Corn Syrups can make every recipe even easier.

Use the right pot

When using corn syrup to make cooked sweets or baked goods, be sure to always use a heavy-bottomed pan to prevent the pan from tipping over or the sugars from scorching.

Line your pan

Prevent your sweets or baked goods from sticking to your pan by lining it with greased foil before placing your mixture into the pan. This ensures that sticky no-bake bars or fudge release from the pan easily after cooling.

Try non-stick spray

For easy cleanup on measuring cups or baking pans, remember to spray with a non-stick spray.

Check temperature

When cooking sweets such as candies, understanding temperature is key to making sure the finished texture is correct.


The Cold Water Test Guide

Use this method if you don’t have a candy thermometer handy. As sugar is heated, carefully and periodically drop a spoonful of the syrup into an ice cold glass of water to see how the sugar cools in the water.

Stage Temp. What to Look For Used For...
Thread 230-234 °F Syrup forms a thin, loose thread. Candied Orange Peel
Soft Ball 234-241 °F Syrup forms a soft, sticky ball that can be flattened if pressed between thumb and forefinger. Homemade Marshmallows, New Orleans Pralines
Firm Ball 244-248 °F Syrup forms a firm but pliable, sticky ball that holds its shape for only a brief moment. Creamy Caramels, Butter Creams
Hard Ball 250-266 °F Syrup forms a hard, sticky ball that holds its shape. Decadent Chocolate Almond Taffy
Soft Crack 270-289 °F Syrup forms firm, yet pliable strands. Butterscotch
Hard Crack 295-309 °F Syrup forms brittle threads that crack easily. Lollipops, Candied Apples
Caramel 320-350 °F Syrup will appear transparent and change color, ranging from light, golden brown to dark amber. Chocolate Covered Almond Brittle, Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle

About Corn Syrup

Learn more about why Karo® Corn Syrup is a must-have in your pantry no matter the time of year.

What is Corn Syrup?

Corn syrup is a mildly sweet syrup derived from corn starch. It serves many different functions, but it’s mainly used in recipes to provide sweetness, moisture and a smooth texture to cooked sweets and baked goods.

Nutrition

Corn syrup is a sweetener derived from fresh corn picked and processed at its peak for flavor and sweetness. This is the ingredient in Karo® Corn Syrups used for baking.

All Karo® Syrups are gluten free and do not contain any high fructose corn syrup. For bakers looking for fewer calories, Karo® Lite contains 33% fewer calories than regular corn syrup.

The Corn Syrup Difference

Corn syrup serves different purposes depending on the recipe. Most often, it is used to give dishes sweetness and moisture.

Unlike sugar, corn syrup can prevent crystallization while giving a smooth texture to cooked sweets and baked goods. Its many different uses don’t stop there—corn syrup can also enhance the fresh fruit flavor in jams and preserves, and give balance to savory dishes.

And a fun secret for all bakers: Karo® Light and Karo® Dark perform similarly in recipes and can be used interchangeably in your favorite recipes.

Corn Syrup V. High Fructose
Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup starts with regular corn syrup, which is modified by further processing and treated with enzymes to break it into two different forms of sweeteners, fructose and glucose.

In contrast, corn syrup is a sweetener derived from fresh corn picked and processed at its prime for flavor and sweetness. This is the main ingredient for Karo® Light Syrup, Karo® Dark Syrup and Karo® Lite Syrup, which makes them great for a variety of loved recipes and baking traditions.

All Karo® Syrups do not contain any high fructose corn syrup.

Storage

Before or after opening, Karo® Corn Syrups may be stored at room temperature. Light corn syrup may turn slightly yellow with age, but this is normal and not harmful. For best results, we recommend using Karo® Syrups before the "Best by" date stamped on the bottle.

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