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Sponge Candy

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, and vinegar; cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar melts. Cook without stirring until mixture is very brittle when placed in cold water, about 300° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and add the baking soda. Mixture will foam. Pour into a well-buttered pan. When hard, break into pieces. If desired, dip in melted dipping chocolate.

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 5 out of 5
3rd time a charm!, Member kari_0624

This recipe is the most straightforward I've found. On my 3rd and final attempt (used other recipes before) I have a candy that actually tastes better than the $18.95/pound candy I bought the other day. I'm convinced that dark syrup is better than light. And be sure to get it thoroughly to the hard crack stage. Grease everything before you pour; let it spread itself; cut in desired pieces when it is set (about 1/2 hour). Put pieces in ziplock bag overnight; pieces sound like glass shards. Dip in whatever type chocolate you wish. Excellent taste & texture!

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