This Sponge Toffee Recipe just might be the thing that makes me famous.
TikTok famous anyway. Does that still count? I’ll explain…
I posted a video clip of this candy in the making and in a couple of days it had over FOUR MILLION views. I mean… what?! I barely even know what TikTok is and thank goodness I have a couple of teenagers in the house to help guide me and also to put up with my constant and highly annoying questions about what to do next.
The inspiration for making this was actually that new Netflix show Squid Game and one of their challenges that revolves around Dalgona Candy, which is essentially sponge toffee that’s been flattened. I know all about this not because I watch Squid Game, but because I heard them talking about it on the radio. That’s right, I’m “I listen to the radio in the morning” years old.
So… all the talk about this candy made me feel nostalgic about eating Crunchie Bars as a kid and also about stealing all the Crunchie Bars from my kids Halloween bags for the past many, many years. I could not shake the craving, so instead of driving to the store to buy some candy I made my own. And now I’m famous. Kinda.
Anything Special You Need to Know?
*I’m going to highly recommend the use of a candy thermometer when you make this. Sugar goes from perfect to burnt in a nanosecond.
*Be VERY careful throughout this whole process please. You must move quickly at times and playing with hot sugar is pretty much the same thing as playing with molten lava.
*Chocolate coating is optional but very highly recommended.
Sponge Toffee Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
- Line a 9″x9″ or 9″x13″ pan with parchment and coat with nonstick spray. *See Note.
- In a large heavy saucepan heat sugar and syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar melts. Then do NOT stir.
- Let the mixture bubble until it reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat immediately and quickly whisk in the baking soda. It will increase in volume a huge amount.
- Pour quickly into pan and let the pan sit, undisturbed for at least an hour to allow the candy to harden.
- Remove the toffee from the pan and break into chunks.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave until completely melted, stirring occasionally.
- Drizzle chocolate over the toffee pieces or dip them directly in the chocolate.
Let me know what you think!
If you like this Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Blondies recipe then I think you would love my Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Recipe. They are so incredibly delicious and bursting with fall flavours.