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10 Easy Karo Syrup Recipes To Tickle Your Sweet Tooth

These Karo syrup recipes will make you feel like a kid again! We have recipes for popcorn, cookies, & other sweets that’ll surely tantalize your sweet tooth.

They’re perfect to have on hand when you’re craving a treat.

10 Easy Karo Syrup Recipes To Tickle Your Sweet Tooth. Shown in picture: Homemade Pecan Pie with Cinnamon and Whipped Cream
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Karo syrup is a corn syrup with a delicate flavor. It’s a great way to add sweetness to all kinds of dishes.

Smooth in texture, Karo syrup holds moisture and extends your favorite baked good’s shelf life. And, it doesn’t crystallize like granulated sugar.

You hear that, sweet tooths?

It means you get to enjoy perfectly sweet and moist desserts and baked treats for days!

Intrigued? Check out these Karo syrup recipes now!

1.  Southern Pecan Pie Recipe {with Karo Syrup}

There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned, classic southern pecan pie! This holiday classic tastes even better with the addition of Karo syrup.

Bake this up and have the sweet smells of Thanksgiving wafting through your kitchen. What better way to get in the holiday spirit? 

Toasting your pecans brings out a wonderful roasted flavor.

It pairs deliciously with the sweet pecan pie goo and a buttery homemade pie crust. It’s so flaky, it practically melts in your mouth.

2. Caramel Popcorn

In my opinion, movie night is incomplete without a big bowl of caramel popcorn. Each popped kernel is coated in a sweet and seriously addictive caramel glaze.

And you can make it at home. How convenient!

It’s way easier than you might think. Carmel can be a bit of a pain, but with this recipe, it’s no sweat.

Share this delicious popcorn with all your movie buddies for the perfect snack.

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No worries if you have leftovers. Store it right, and the caramel popcorn stays crispy for up to three weeks!

3. BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you guess what the secret ingredient to these best chewy chocolate chip cookies is? Karo syrup, of course!

Replacing granulated sugar with corn syrup makes cookies even chewier.

Karo syrup is essentially liquid sugar. It combines with the other ingredients for the best, chewy cookies you have ever tasted. Yeah, I’m serious! 

Hot Tip: if you want gooey chocolate chips on top, add a few to the just baked cookies right when they come out of the oven. They make the cookies look super pretty! 

4. Popcorn Balls

These fun, festive popcorn balls scream holiday cheer! They’re gorgeous to look at, delicious to eat, and so much fun to make.

So, get the kids in on the action. Make it a fun, family activity. 

Food traditions always make the holidays so much more exciting. These popcorn balls sparkle and roll like your favorite Christmas tree baubles.

They’re kind of like a mix between Rice Krispie treats and caramel corn.

They’re crunchy, sweet, salty, and irresistibly yummy. Karo syrup works wonders in sticking these festive balls together. 

5. Microwave Peanut Brittle

Looking for an easy family-friendly sweet treat? This microwave peanut brittle is quick, simple, and utterly mouthwatering.

Chewy, crunchy, and sweet, it’s a party in your mouth!

You don’t have to be a candy expert. These tasty treats come together in just 15 minutes.

And all you need is a microwave. Pretty neat.

Karo Syrup is the key to these addicting treats. Impress your family and friends this holiday season with these homemade goodies. 

6. No-Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars

It’s rich, decadent, and oh-so-creamy. There’s so much to love about these no-bake salted caramel cheesecake bars.

And it’s all thanks to Karo syrup.

Karo syrup is used in every element of this cheesecake. It adds a smooth texture to the cheesecake and controls sugar crystallization in the caramel.

It also sweetens the graham cracker crust.

And they’re entirely no-bake. So, you can just pop them in the refrigerator to set and forget about them. The only hard part is the waiting!

7. Mini Pecan Pies

Hosting a tea party? These bite-sized mini pecan pies are the perfect sweet treat finger food.

I love to gobble up a couple with a hot cup of coffee. Delish!

Karo Corn Syrup ensures the pecan filling is amazingly ooey-gooey. And that’s all encased in a flaky phyllo shell.

They’re so addictive, you’ll find yourself helping yourself to more and more.

You can whip up and bake these mini pecan pies in under 30 minutes.

It’s tempting to dig in as soon as these pies come out of the oven. But make sure you let them cool down before serving!

8. Scotcharoos

Also known as Oh Henry Bars, these Scotcharoos are perfect for peanut butter lovers.

A Rice Krispie and peanut butter center are smothered with chocolate butterscotch topping. 

These chocolatey, peanut butter-packed sweet treats are the ultimate dessert. And the best part is, they come together in just 20 minutes. No oven required. 

Trust me; these delicious squares are bound to be a hit with the household. Whenever I make them, they’re gone by the end of the day. So, be sure to hide a piece for yourself!

9. Caramel Sauce

Everything tastes better when it’s smothered in caramel sauce. That’s what I believe, and I’m yet to be proven wrong. Especially when you use this caramel sauce recipe. 

This is the easiest and tastiest sauce you’ll ever make. All you need are six ingredients, a stovetop, and a good stirring arm!

Be sure to stick to the Karo Light Corn Syrup for this recipe. That way you can better control the color, sweetness, and flavor of your yummy caramel sauce. 

10. Vegan Strawberry Marshmallow Ice Cream

When the temperatures start to rise, I always crave the cool sweetness of ice cream. And this vegan strawberry marshmallow ice cream is just the ticket.  

Sweet, creamy, and entirely vegan, what’s not to love? Chewy marshmallows add texture to each and every bite of this sensational ice cream. 

Karo syrup is the perfect ingredient to add a wonderful smoothness to the creamy ice cream.

It’s sweet and doesn’t overpower the tasty strawberry flavors. So, grab the ice cream cones and get stuck in!

10 Easy Ways to Use Karo Syrup

Karo syrup ensures your desserts stay perfectly sweet and moist for days! From cookies to pies and cheesecakes, this list has all your cravings covered.


  • Southern Pecan Pie Recipe {with Karo Syrup}

  • Caramel Popcorn

  • BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Popcorn Balls

  • Microwave Peanut Brittle

  • No-Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars

  • Mini Pecan Pies

  • Scotcharoos

  • Caramel Sauce

  • Vegan Strawberry Marshmallow Ice Cream


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  • Prep a delicious recipe in 30 minutes or less!
Karo Syrup Recipes

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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