Introduction: Holiday Sponge Candy

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Here is what you'll need

1 cup sugar

1 cup dark corn syrup

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon baking soda

Step 1:

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Line an 8-inch square pan with buttered foil, allowing the sides to extend over the top. Butter the foil generously.

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Add sugar, corn syrup, and apple cider vinegar in a large heavy-duty deep saucepan. Continuously whisk over medium heat until sugar dissipates. Continue cooking (but do not stir) take a clip-on candy thermometer and carefully attach to the side of your saucepan. 300 F is the target temperature (this is a hard-crack stage) gently swirl the pan occasionally (but do not stir), it takes about 15 minutes depending on the strength of your stovetop.

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The following stages move swiftly so be prepared :) Carefully remove from heat and immediately add baking soda and whisk quickly until well combined (the mixture will get bubbly in a hurry).

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Immediately pour mixture into your prepared foiled pan. Allow cooling (about an hour).

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Remove candy by lifting foil and peel away edges. Break candy by whacking with a hammer or knife handle in large pieces.

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Decorate with your favorite coating chocolates and enjoy :)

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wannabemadsci (author)2017-12-04

I have always stirred while cooking my candy -- no wonder it always had a difficult time turning out correctly. Thanks for the clear instructions. I'll see if your technique improves mine!

Cake Azure (author)wannabemadsci2017-12-05

Oh yes, I hope you have great success! Let me know how it turns out :)

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