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SPONGE CANDY

Yield

30 candies

Time

2 hours 30 minutes

Sponge candy goes by many names, but the end result is the same: a delicate toffee made from sugar, corn syrup, and baking soda that's coated in milk chocolate.

INGREDIENTS

‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1/2 cup dark corn syrup ‣ 1/2 cup honey ‣ 1 tablespoon water, or white vinegar* ‣ 2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, sifted ‣ 2 cup milk chocolate chips

1

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and whisk the sugar, dark corn syrup, honey, and water until the sugar has dissolved. Mixture is ready when it reaches 300 degrees F.

HEAT THE SUGARS

2

Quickly remove the saucepan from heat and add the baking soda. Get ready, because the mixture will start to foam! Give the mixture a few fast stirs to distribute the baking soda.

ADD THE BAKING SODA

3

Pour the candy mixture into a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. And like with cooking, don’t disturb it – just let the candy pool where it goes so that the air pockets are preserved. Once done, allow to cool.

POUR INTO BAKING DISH

4

break apart the toffee into smaller pieces and melt the chocolate per the package instructions. Dip the candy into the melted chocolate, toss to coat, then transfer to a piece of parchment to cool and harden.

COAT WITH CHOCOLATE