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Caramel, Butterscotch, and Toffee: Similar Yet Different

Caramel, Butterscotch, and Toffee: Similar Yet Different

If the ingredients in caramel, butterscotch, and toffee are so similar, why do they taste so different from one another?

Caramel, butterscotch, and toffee are three of the most popular flavors used in candies. Some people love one or two of those flavors and dislike the other, but most people love all three. While each has its own unique flavor and texture, they are all made using a similar base of butter and sugar. If the ingredients in caramel, butterscotch, and toffee are so similar, why do they taste so different from one another?

Caramel

Most caramel is made with granulated white sugar, corn syrup, and water. Those ingredients get heated until the sugar is fully dissolved; the mixture is then boiled until it’s golden brown. Vanilla, butter, and cream are added to the warm mixture to create a sauce that can be used on ice cream sundaes or inside delicious chocolate truffles.

Butterscotch

Similar to caramel, butterscotch is made by heating sugar. The main difference between the two is that butterscotch uses brown sugar instead of white. The ingredients are also combined in a slightly different order for butterscotch: your start out by melting butter with brown sugar. Once the brown sugar dissolves to a point that the mixture is mostly liquid, cream is added, and the mixture is heated again until it reaches the right temperature.

Toffee

Toffee is also made using a mixture of butter and sugar, but the biggest difference here is that the mixture gets heated much longer. This allows the candy to cool into a crunchy, brittle state. While the mixture is still hot, it can be topped with all sorts of yummy toppings including chocolate, coconut, and all kinds of nuts.

All three of these treats are highly versatile and work well in a wide variety of candies and desserts!

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