Angel Food Candy Recipe
Dietary Candy Recipe
This is a standard recipe for angel food candy, which is naturally a low fat and low calorie sweet treat. It is, however, high in sugar so if you must watch sugar intake, you may need to bypass this one - or keep it for special occasions.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 pound chocolate confectioners' coating
Butter a 9 x 1-inch baking dish.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 300 to 310-degrees. If you don't have a candy thermometer, until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Pour into prepared pan; do not spread. Mixture will not fill pan. Allow to cool completely.
In the microwave or over a double boiler, melt coating chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth. Break cooled candy into bite sized pieces and dip into melted candy coating. Let set on waxed paper.
Store Angel Food Candy tightly covered.
Calories: 129; Protein: 1g; Total Fat: 6g; Sodium: 135mg; Cholesterol: 0; Carbohydrates: 22g; Fiber: 0
Molasses can be substituted for corn syrup in a pinch. However, it will change the flavor of your recipe.
Swedish Angel Food Candy Recipe
This recipe originated from Sweden somewhere near the end of the last century.
2 cups light corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar; firmly packed
4 teaspoons baking soda
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate; cut up
12 ounces chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or regular margarine
Combine the corn syrup and brown sugar in a 4-quart heavy Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Continue cooking the mixture until it reaches the hard crack stage (300 degrees) on the candy thermometer, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda being careful as the mixture will foam up. Pour the mixture at once in to a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. When cool, turn out of the pan.
Break into pieces using a meat mallet or wooden spoon. Combine the semi-sweet chocolate pieces and the chocolate chips, butter and paraffin wax in the top of a double boiler. Place over simmering water, stirring until melted. Remove form the heat, but keep over the hot water. Dip the candy into the chocolate using a large cooking fork. Place on waxed paper lined baking sheets. Let stand until chocolate is set.
Store the candy in a cool place in covered containers. If you wish, do not coat the candy with the chocolate when storing it. Wait until ready to serve. Candy can be stored for several months in the freezer, if desired.
Recipe makes 3 pounds of candy.
The first 4-ounces of semi sweet chocolate is in the block style. Also the chocolate chips should be semi-sweet.
* The paraffin should be a 2-1/2 X 3-inch piece that has been cut up.