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Old-Fashioned Sea Foam Candy

Old-Fashioned Sea Foam Candy

MARBALET

This old-fashioned candy recipe is light and airy, which is the reason it is called 'sea foam'.

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  • Calories:
  • 247 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Butter or oil an 8 inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Put sugar, vinegar, syrup, and water in a heavy 4 quart saucepan (cast iron if you have it). Gently heat the mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar has dissolved and syrup has melted. Bring to a boil, cover and boil for 3 minutes, then remove lid and boil until temperature reaches 285 degrees F (140 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, mixing well to allow bubbles to subside a little.
  3. Pour hot mixture into prepared pan and leave until just beginning to set. Mark into squares with a lightly oiled knife. Leave to set completely. Cut or break into pieces.
  4. Combine chocolate chips, shortening, and baking chocolate in a 2-quart glass bowl. Microwave on High for 2 minutes to melt. Stir with a wooden spoon. Dip candy pieces into chocolate, covering completely. Let cool on waxed paper.
  5. Wrap individually in waxed paper, twisting the ends together, and store in an airtight container.
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Reviews

KISSY32
81
7/12/2010

There are a couple good tips for making this type of candy. #1. Don't make it on a humid or rainy day, it just will not turn out properly. #2. Always have a fresh box of baking soda, it makes the candy more sponge-like. Stale soda won't make it foam up as much as it should to be light.

SUPERDUPERFOOD
68
11/24/2008

I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a special knack to making this candy. I myself cannot make it. I've burn many batches. Now my husbands Aunt follows this recipe and makes the BEST seafoam. So I'm thinking its a candy not everone can master. Oh well.....I'll try try and try again. But this recipe does work...just not for me. :)

Cheryl
60
1/1/2004

I so wanted to make this candy, it is my sister's favorite from the candy shops. I tried it four times and each time it was a disaster! I have no idea what I did wrong, I stared at the candy thermometer the whole time.