This recipe is one that was given to me by my grandmother, every year we got together before Christmas and made these candies. It is a tradition that I have kept alive in my family, and hope that my kids will continue it with their families someday too. They are simple to make and have only a few ingredients.
1 c Sugar
1 c Dark Karo Syrup
1 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Baking Soda
Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
Mix the sugar, karo syrup and vinegar together in a pot and heat on medium high and stir occasionally until the candy reaches 300 degrees.
Keep a tablespoon of sifted baking soda ready, when the candy reaches 300 degrees, remove from heat and dump the baking soda into the mixture.
Stir it quickly, QUICKLY…if you stir too much it will go flat, not enough and you will have chunks of baking soda in your candy.
Quickly, dump the frothing mixture onto the cookie sheet and let it sit until it is cool and hardened.
Break it into pieces and coat with chocolate flavored almond bark.
Note: I use a steak knife to help cut/break it into the shape pieces I want, it also helps to reduce the amount of dusty breakage that will be left over. Lots of little pieces will fall off so know that it’s just the nature of the beast.