How should I store homemade caramels? In the fridge or room temperature?
I make caramels using a brown rice syrup. I want to make them and store them to give for Christmas gifts. How long will they keep their soft consistency without turning granulated? Could keeping them in the fridge help with maintaining freshness?
1 lb butter
2 cups brown rice syrup
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
4 cups brown sugar
I have had some caramels get a granulated texture, is the fridge helping or hurting?
Thank you !
don't put them in the fridge. ever. how hard or soft they are will determine the drying time. 4-6 hours, maybe a little longer. all that sugar acts like a preservative and the dry cold air of your fridge is sucking the moisture out of the candy and causing the crystallization.