golden chocolate sponge toffee nuggets
February 16, 2011 § 14 Comments
This week on Iron Craft – Challenge #7: Midas Touch. The challenge is to turn any item into gold.
Chocolate sponge toffee rocks are ones I’ve been eager to create for this blog (I’ve specifically slated them as a treat for Earth Day in April). The original intent was to paint the chocolate as realistically as I could portray the surface and texture of rocks. Despite this post today, I am still determined to create that specific project in April as originally intended. But I simply couldn’t resist making some alterations to those plans when I saw the images of gold leaf chocolate and gold leaf decorated rocks on Iron Craft for this week’s challenge. Who could resist the combination of edible rocks made of chocolate, sponge toffee, and gold?
O.T. flew into town over the weekend to spend Valentine’s week with me here on my side of the continent. An aside: I’d like this to be the explanation on record for my inexistent posts over the past seven days. Aside aside, while shopping this week, coincidentally, we came across bricks of sponge toffee. He had never seen them in that form before, so I was given an extra reason to pick them up for him to try. His being here is my waist’s saving grace, otherwise I’d eat this all up on my own — I’ve granted him jurisdiction over half of the lot.
You will need: sponge toffee brick (for Canadians, I found these for $0.99 at Giant Tiger, but they are also sold for $1.49 at Bulk Barn), chocolate, and edible gold dust (dilute with vanilla extract).
Using a knife, chop the sponge toffee brick into 1″ to 2″ chunks. Dip in melted chocolate and set. Paint with edible gold.
Yummy! I’ve never heard of sponge toffee before! Cool! And yes, I was wondering what you were up to with no posts lately. I’ve missed you! Glad you had fun over the weekend. Now get to work and post me some more cool crafts, wouldjya?
Aw, thanks Melanie! 😀 Have you tried Cadbury’s Crunchie bar? That one has sponge toffee inside (just not as sponge-y looking).
Is sponge toffee similiar to a candy called “seafoam”?
Oh answered my own question as I looked up seafoam to post what it was here and it is just another name for sponge toffee. Name of it is based on the region.
Oh I love sponge toffee covered in chocolate. Like that chocolate bar, Crunchie. Mmm delicious! I love how you painted them gold. It adds a little extra dimension. Thanks for the idea!
Yes, it tastes just like Crunchie. Mmmm.
Thanks for stopping by!
Mmm…looks yummy! Do you know if sponge toffee is the same as (or similar to) Sea Foam?
I just looked it up and I guess sponge toffee has a dozen different names including sea foam. I’ve never heard it said that way before — I learned something new, thanks for asking. 😀
Oh so it’s like honeycomb candy that you make from golden syrup!
Oooh, I never knew the candy is easy to make at home. I think I’ll try it out one day!
Whoa – a new sweet for me, too! And oh-so-luxurious painted in gold! I’m sure they’d taste the same even if I left them looking like coals, only dipped in chocolate. Where did you get the sponge toffee, anyway?
I can get the sponge toffee here at a discount food store and at a bulk food store, but I’m not sure how easily available they are elsewhere. I found this recipe online to make them at home:
Don’t know how they’d turn out. I’m going to give it a try.
mmmmmm…yummy! can I try?
There’s a pile here, Karen! I should stop by and drop some off before O eats them.
Yeah it’s honeycomb, which is also called Cinder Toffee in the North of England. It is soo easy to make and even easier to eat/ ruin your teeth on!