Have you tried Seafoam Candy before? It’s also known as honeycomb or sponge candy. If you haven’t, I think you’re missing out. But it’s not always easy to find.
It reminds me of my mom, because she’s always loved it and always got super excited if we found it somewhere (usually in a little candy shop while on vacation) We actually had some at the fair this last weekend and then decided to try out making it.
I made it twice (the first one didn’t work out) so I ended up combining a few different recipes we found online.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp baking soda–sifted
1 bag milk chocolate chips
Sift the baking soda
Line 9×13 pan with foil
Mix sugars and syrup in a heavy bottomed pan and stir while heating, all the way up to 288 F (most recipes said 300, but my first batch tasted burned even cooking to only 294 F)
As soon as it reaches 288, remove pan from heat and quickly sprinkle baking soda over the mixture and stir rapidly to thoroughly mix. It will turn bubbly and light colored. Once the baking soda is all incorporated, spread it in the pan fairly evenly, but don’t “mess” with it too much because you don’t want to be popping all the tiny bubbles.
Let cool and harden then break into pieces. Dip pieces in melted chocolate (I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips) and let the chocolate set (I kept mine in the fridge since it’s been so hot here the last couple of days) Also, don’t be scared if the candy tastes a little funny before it’s dipped in the chocolate. The baking soda gives it a bit of a salty taste, but it meshes perfectly when the chocolate’s on there! It’s similar to Cadbury Crunchie Bars
What do you think–will you give it a try?
Want a sweet recipe that doesn’t require cooking? Try this Caramel Twix Dip
Need a candy thermometer?
Or want to order some seafoam candy online?