SPONGE CANDY, AIR CANDY, ANGEL CANDY, SEAFOAM

Sponge Candy (6)

Sponge Candy, Angel Food Candy, Fairy Food, Seafoam, Honeycomb, Hot Air Candy.  This is another food with a gazillion names.  Many people make it or buy it for Christmas.

Sugars and dark corn syrup are cooked with white vinegar and tempered with baking soda to make a crunchy candy that gets covered in chocolate.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda, sifted
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup Crisco

 

PREPARATION:

Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper, and then butter it.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugars, corn syrup and vinegar.  Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves.

Turn heat to low/medium and cook without stirring to 295°F – 300 °F. (This may take up to 30 minutes).  Immediately remove from heat and stir in scant 1 TBSP sifted baking soda.

Pour into prepared pan without smoothing it.  Let it fall where it may.  Put in a 225 °F oven for 10 min.  Reduce oven to 170 °F for another 10 minutes.  The candy will puff up and fill the entire pan.

When candy is cooled, use the tip of a heavy chef’s knife and poke it hard.  It will break, and you will end up with random-size pieces.

In the microwave, melt chocolate and Crisco 45 seconds at a time until smooth when stirred.  Dip candy into chocolate and let it harden on a wire rack.  Put a piece of waxed paper, parchment paper or a cookie sheet underneath to catch the drips.

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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2015

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