Old Fashioned Sponge Candy
This Old Fashioned Sponge Candy recipe is so fabulous, it will become part of your holiday tradition (and may be a tradition for other special occasions, too) from the first time that you make it up. The site creator and web blogger, Intimate Wedding, comments that the sponge candy recipe is just as good when you make the candy with chocolate as when you make it without the chocolate. Frankly, I would have to disagree with this sentiment. When I used to make this candy, I initially made it without chocolate. And, true, the sponge candy recipe was great, and it was a lot of fun to make. It is so amazing to add the baking soda and watch this sticky and creamy sugary mess rise up with air to become this light and airy, golden bit of crunchiness. All that is fabulous and fun, and even though the kids cannot help to make this sponge candy recipe, they sure can watch. And watch they will, with amazement.
Still, once I then started to make this candy with chocolate, and I have always used Toblerone chocolate, either milk chocolate or dark chocolate or both, there was simply no way of turning back. This sponge candy recipe goes from great to unbelievably fabulous once you add the chocolate coating in to it. And it becomes more elegant, too, and a much nicer treat to serve to guests. In fact, once the chocolate is added on to the sponge candy, then you can actually turn this treat in to a holiday gift to distribute when friends visit or when you visit friends. There is nothing quite like handing out a little bag of this sweet and crunchy and also chewy stuff to family and friends who visit over the holidays. They always call and say just how delicious this treat is, and they will always come back next year looking for more. This recipe is a true smash hit.
This recipe is not all that easy to make, and you want to be sure that the little ones are well out of the way, at least for the cooking portion of this recipe, just in case there was an accident. This sponge candy gets very hot and spilled liquid sugar burns badly. And you just never know what could happen while you are stirring in the baking soda. You simply do not want to get distracted. When you make this candy, be sure you use your biggest pot because the baking soda will cause the whole thing to rise up like crazy. The first several times you do this process, you will find it just incredulous, and loads of fun. Enjoy it!
Nutrition Facts for: Old Fashioned Sponge Candy From Intimate Wedding
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, light corn syrup, baking soda, vanilla.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 124, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0.0g 0%,Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 378mg 16%, Potassium 1mg 0%, Carbohydrates 32.9g 11%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 27.8g, Protein 0.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%,Iron 0%
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