Yesterday, I had this epiphany!
I realized that because our village is so small and last year
we only had between 9-12 kids come trick or treating...
that I could make....
Sponge Toffee!!

However, I didn't do it yesterday...like I should have....I did it this morning.
Very early!

When I was growing up, my mom used to make sponge toffee with me and
when my kids were raised, I did the same with them!
I hadn't made it in so long, I forgot how wonderful it smells
...and tastes!

Here's how you can make it too and it's so simple...three ingredients only!

Sponge Toffee

Combine 1 cup Corn Syrup with 2 cups Brown Sugar into a pot set on high.
Stir continually until it looks like this....
and when the mixture starts to string off your spoon like this....
and is somewhat hardening coming off the spoon....
so is stringy.
You need to quickly, take off the heat,
Add 3 teaspoons of Baking Soda
and stir vigorously....then.....
Pour immediately into a "greased" pan and let it set.
(you shouldn't need to refrigerate it to set it and it should only take 5-15 minutes to set on your counter)

Then, you try to cut it...but it's hard to do...so you chip it apart with a knife.
Carefully!
This photo was my second tray and I used a bread pan.
Don't use a bread pan....use a lasagna pan...more control.

So, sponge toffee all made and separated, I put
a piece or two in little spider bags and made some wee tags for them.
I figured...if my child came home with homemade anything nowadays....
I'd be throwing it in the garbage...but, with a name and address on it,
from a small village....it's okay!

I also wrote the ingredients contained in the toffee onto the tag....just in case
they'd be worried about peanuts?!
and, I ended up picking up a bag of tootsie roll treats, cuz it
just didn't seem substantial enough!


It's now 8pm and my internet has been horrid all day (actually thought I might be
putting this out on Nov 1st....eek!), so I'm just finally
getting this posting together and all my candies are gone...
except one...heehee!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
10/31/2011 11:48:15 am

Wow! That sure beats the packaged candy I handed out. What a nice reminder of when I was a kid.

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10/31/2011 08:43:10 pm

Oh no! Maureen! I saw your wee bags on your post and they looked fabulous! Mine only ended up in bags with tootsie rolls cuz I thought kids might think "what...what's this? a hunk of something homemade?!" Hahahaha! Loved, loved, loved yours!

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Megan
11/1/2011 11:23:26 pm

Mom you are so cute! This is the cutest idea ever...so nice of you to put all that effort in. I love you lots! <3

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11/2/2011 12:01:39 pm

Thanks Megan! Love you Sweetpea! xo

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