Sass and Sponge Toffee..

Sometimes it just hits me.  Tonight, it was while I was cleaning up after supper; vaccuuming, picking up the tornado of toys, doing dishes, wiping yogurt and ketchup off of the dinner table and high chair.  I'm a mom.  Of two boys.  2 and 1. 

It hit me like a smack in the face.  I'm the boss of two little people.  They look to me for guidance (maybe I should stop eating dry Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or at the very least, share it.) and reassurance.  I host a wicked dance party.  I am a teacher, a jungle gym, a housekeeper, a bo-bo kisser, a potty trainer, a restaurateur, a hugger, a kisser, a pony, a locator of lost items, and a cuddle partner.  I am a jack of all trades.  I am a mother. 

After a particularly hellish day full of sass and tears, I remind myself of that.  Of how lucky I am.  Of how great they are.  That I AM teaching them (note to self: easy on the f-bomb), I AM doing an alright job. 

Enjoy these non-hellish chocolate covered sponge toffees.  Super easy to make, it won't even cut into your dance party time. 


Sponge Toffee (Also called Angel Food Candy)
Recipe adapted from:  Allrecipes.com
(Printable Recipe)
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Dark Corn Syrup
1 T White Vinegar
1 T Baking Soda
1/2 t Vanilla

3-4 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Butter a 9 x 13 in. baking dish. 

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and vinegar.  Cook, stirring until all sugar is dissolved. 
Heat without stirring until the mixture reaches 300° on a candy thermometer.  If you don't have one, remove from heat when a small bit of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. 

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.  Mixture will expand and become light and airy. 
Explosion of delicious!

Pour into buttered pan but don't spread it, it probably won't fill the dish.
Yes, YES!

Allow it to cool completely before breaking into pieces. 
Yummy without chocolate too!

Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler and dip your sponge toffee pieces in the chocolate.

Place on wax paper to set.  (I refrigerate to set quickly and then store in covered containers.)


  1. How awesome do these look?!? Printing this one out now.

  2. They're ridiculous! I'm left only with chocolate-less shards and am going to slap them in a cupcake I think. Let me know how they turn out!

  3. that sounds really yummy! I love new twists on toffee :)

  4. Oh, it's so easy too! I've never made chewy toffee so I'm going to have to try that soon! :)



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