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Sponge Candy


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  1. Heat sugar, corn syrup and vinegar to boiling in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring, to 300 degrees F on candy thermometer (hard ball stage).
  2. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in baking soda thoroughly.
  3. Pour mixture into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Do not spread!
  4. Cool, then break into pieces.
  5. Candy can now be dipped into chocolate coating if desired.

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