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Sponge Candy
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Sponge Candy

Sponge Candy is a very light and crunchy confection that has a melt-in-your mouth texture, with a taste of molasses. Depending on where you are it has lots of different names. For example, it’s also called honeycomb candy, sponge toffee, seafoam candy, hokey pokey, and fairy food candy. Sometimes sponge candy is served covered in chocolate. At other times, it served plain. However it’s served, Sponge Candy is a simple to make treat that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Candy
Cuisine: English
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Chula King


  • ½ cup (5.5 ounces) light corn syrup
  • ½ cup (3.75 ounces) light brown sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking soda sifted


  • Line large baking sheet with silicon mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine corn syrup and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium, without stirring.
  • Continue boiling over medium heat until mixture reaches 300° F, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add baking soda. Quickly stir with silicon spatula until well incorporated, no more than 5 seconds.
  • Quickly pour ingredients on prepared baking sheet.
  • Let cool completely. Break into pieces.
  • Store in air tight container.
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 39g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.1mg