Old-fashioned Sponge Candy is light and crumbly, with a sweet and salty toffee flavor! Made with sugar, dark corn syrup, and real honey, this holiday favorite is addictively delicious, especially when dipped in a coating of pure melted chocolate.
Prep Time5 minutesminutes
Cook Time10 minutesminutes
Additional Time2 hourshours
Total Time2 hourshours15 minutesminutes
½cupdark corn syrup
2 ½teaspoonsbaking soda, sifted
10ouncesGhirardelli chocolate wafers, milk or dark
Line a 113x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, honey, and vinegar. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
Do not stir after the sugar has dissolved. Allow the candy to continue cooking until the candy thermometer reaches 300°F. Do not overcook.
Remove the pan from the heat immediately, and add the baking soda, stirring quickly to combine.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and allow to cool for about 1 hour, or until fully cooled.
Break the cooled candy into pieces. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for one minute, stirring until smooth.
Quickly dip the candy pieces into the melted chocolate, and then place the candy on a new piece of parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. To speed this up, you can pop the candy into the refrigerator to harden the chocolate quicker.
Storage: Store in an airtight container, at room temperautre, for up to 2 weeks.