Old Fashioned Sponge Candy (Seafoam)

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

9x13-inch panfull
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top

This is very addictive. A perfect treat that melts in your mouth.MMMMMM...


1 c
granulated sugar, or brown sugar
1 c
dark corn syrup (i use karo)
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar,syrup and vinegar in a large deep saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Then continue cooking WITHOUT stirring until 300^ on candy thermometer. Remove quickly and stir in soda(it will foam up high), mix well and pour right away into a buttered 9x13-inch baking pan. Or spread out on buttered jelly roll pan. This pan is easier to score. When cool; break into large pieces.
If you desire you can spread 1 cup of chocolate chips, white chips, butterscotch chips or mint chips on the hot candy in the pan and spread to coat the top and sprinkle with nuts before it cools.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

You May Also Like:



Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 11, 2013
Thanks for the review and feedback Char- so glad you tried this recipe and said it has family approval..hugs
Char Scace Char96
Nov 11, 2013
I tried this recipe and it turned out great. Unfortunately I can never leave a recipe alone though. SO after reading the comments about the molasses and realizing I didn't have any, I decide to swap the granulated sugar for brown sugar. This turned out amazing as well!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to check out this recipe post Lila...hugs,Pat
lila special poppie
Dec 18, 2012
with tears in my eyes thank you for the memory as a child would buy it in the theater for 5 cents a bar I will make it
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 14, 2012
The first time I ever made this(1960) -I poured it into a loaf pan then the chocolate on top. When it was set pulled out the candy with the foil handles and cut while still warm; then broke up into smaller pieces. Was very good as I remember.