Old-Fashioned Sea Foam Candy15 Reviews
“This old-fashioned candy recipe is light and airy, which is the reason it is called 'sea foam'.” - by MARBALET
Original recipe yields 2 quarts
- Butter or oil an 8 inch square baking pan; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wrap individually in waxed paper, twisting the ends together, and store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 247 cal
- 8.4 g
- 45.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (15)Rate This Recipe
"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 can..." See moredy more sponge-like. Stale soda won't make it foam up as much as it should to be light."
"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 seaf..." See moreoam. 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. :)"
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