taste this! sponge candy!

★★★★★ 2
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By Wendy Rusch
from Cameron, WI

I love Sponge Candy! Okay, I love all candy and things of a sweet nature!!! :o) But anyway, I was always afraid to make this, I mean, that sponge stuff had to be hard I thought, I had never even looked at a recipe for it. I just don't like to deal with things that are touchy and precise, which I totally assumed sponge candy was...Then a friend whom don't like to make candy for that same reason told me she made some and it was easy...I was like no way!!! So I had to try it and tweak it of course, wouldn't be me not to! Sorry I can't help it. So here ya go, I hope you enjoy it!

★★★★★ 2
method Stove Top

Ingredients For taste this! sponge candy!

  • 3/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
    molasses
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    vinegar, regular or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • CHOCOLATE FOR DIPPING:
  • 2 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tsp
    vegetable oil

How To Make taste this! sponge candy!

  • 1
    Butter a 9x13 pan, bottom and sides. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, stir together syrup, molasses, sugar and vinegar. Continue stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and starts to boil. Once mixture comes to a full boil, stop stirring, but continue to cook at medium heat, no stirring, until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.
  • 3
    Remove from heat and stir in 1 Tablespoon of baking soda. Pour into prepared pan, DO NOT spread, it will spread itself. You don't want to deflate it. Allow to cool. Break into desired size pieces.
  • 4
    Over a double boiler...melt together 2 cups milk chocolate chips, 1 cup semi sweet chips and 2-3 tsp vegetable oil. Dip cooled pieces of sponge in chocolate, place on wax paper to dry.
  • 5
    *Of course you can use your favorite chocolate combination...that is just my favorite.
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