I've tried a recipe for caramels that turns out too sweet for my own liking. I substitute agave syrup for corn syrup because it's an invert sugar and I can't find glucose or corn syrup in my area. The recipe itself is 2 Cups sugar 1.5 cups corn syrup 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups heavy cream. basically is there anything I can do to lower the sweetness?
Bring your sugar to a higher heat, or DARKER. This will create a more bitter-sweet, complex caramel flavour. If you don't bring it dark enough, it'll taste very sweet and bland in comparison.