I just joined today, so hello to all.
I bought a book several years back about making candies, and have never had any time to make them. But of late I’ve been thinking about the book again.
I always like to ‘play’ with the recipes too, to try and make them my own, often to try and duplicate the flavor of something from my past.
So tonight I started thinking of when we used to go to the movie theatre (as children) and ‘Sugar Babies’... the sugary, gritty texture that melted in your mouth after a few moments, and that half-crunchy sugared shell…yum!
The taste I remembered reminded me a bit of toffee, but softer of course, and with a tad of chocolate.
Here’s what I came up with:
(PS: My candy thermometer had humidity somehow get in and ruined the degree-chart, so did it by water-test)
Sugar Babies (insides)
*1 cup butter
*1 cup light brown sugar, slightly packed
*1 tsp. Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Melt the butter and light brown sugar in small saucepan, stirring occasionally. let it boil, then stir more often. After it is boiling well, (4-5 mins) add the chocolate syrup. I began testing a string in water about a minute afterwards, and it took another 3 or 4 minutes to get the soft, gooey consistency i was looking for.
Spread on buttered wax paper on chilled cookie sheet, spread out and chill in refrigerator a few minutes.
*Note: I got very close to the taste I was looking for, an instant reminder of sugar babies as soon as it hit my tongue!
But now I’d love YOUR HELP!
Can someone with more experience than I take this a step further and help me think of a way to make the shell that coats them? And any ideas on making them the shape of the sugar baby too.
Thanks to all,