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Sponge Candy

No recipe image available.This old-fashioned Sponge Candy recipe was submitted by Kim Clemmer.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook sugar, syrup and vinegar over medium heat, stirring until sugar melts. Cook without stirring until mixture is very brittle when placed in cold water*.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  3. Pour into a well greased 9-inch pan.
  4. When hard, break into pieces. Very good coated with chocolate!

Makes 16 pieces.

*Tip: 'Hard-crack' is a test for candy at which point a drop of the syrup immersed in cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. On a candy thermometer, the hard-crack stage is between 300° and 310°F (approximately 150°C to 155°C).