A kind reader (thanks, Kim!) shared this frugal find:
- Bring the water, sugar, corn syrup (if using) and salt to a boil. Continue boiling for one minute.
- Remove from heat.
- Add extract, stir.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
If your kids are picky eaters like mine, syrup is a must. Consider the ingredients in typical store-bought syrup:
Water, sorbitol, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, salt, sucralose, sodium benzoate, phosphoric acid, acesulfame potassium… and the list goes on. Sounds appetizing, huh?
A bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s averages $2.89 at the grocery store, so why not simply make your own? It’s not only frugal, but healthier too!