Old Fashioned Sponge Candy (Seafoam)

Pat Duran


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

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9x13-inch panfull


5 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


1 c
granulated sugar, or brown sugar
1 c
dark corn syrup (i use karo)
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
baking soda you can use 2 teaspoons of baking soda,if desired

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. DO NOT SPREAD OUT, AIR WILL BE DEFLATED and candy will stick to teeth...When cool; break into 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