choc-covered maple sponge toffee

Is it me or have I become a chocoaholic lately?

choc-covered maple sponge toffee

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup maple syrup
120g butter
1 tbsp baking soda
400g dark chocolate, melted

Place the sugar, honey, maple syrup and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir with a metal spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Place a candy thermometer in the saucepan and simmer for 7-8 min or until mixture reaches 150c. Remove the thermometer and pan from the heat. Add the baking soda and mix until golden and foamy. Pour into a 20cm x 30cm lined baking tin. Set for 30min. Melt chocolate in a double broiler then spread over the toffee and let set for 1hour or until set. Remove from tin and break into pieces.
recipe adapted from Donna Hay

A couple of days ago four fab food bloggers and I were featured on the Style At Home site with five fab fall recipes. Head on over and check it out!


apparentlyjessy said…
Wow, I've never seen a dessert like it! Is it really crunchy? Love Donna Hay!
Chef Chuck said…
Wow Ash, If this is what it takes to be a Chocoaholic, I am in!!
I love toffee!
Maki said…
I have to say that I have been ITCHING to make sponge toffee. Yum.

Congrats on the feature too!
absolutly gorgeous

Delphine from France
wow!!! This looks SO INTERESTING!
omg! this sounds amaizing. i cant wait to try this out.
El said…
Ash, These look dynamite! Do they taste as good as they look? If so, I'm making them. Congrats on the feature article. You deserve all the best!
Ash said…
Jessy: It's totally cruncy, like an airy crunch? lol, like a coffee crisp chocolate bar.

El: This is soo good!! I was a little surprised, I wasn't really sure what it would taste like, it was pretty sweet... well it is mostly sugar, but the chocolate just makes it!
I think I know what I'll be giving out for the holidays this year!!
Jacqui said…
These look very interesting, and they remind me of Halloween for some reason! There is nothing wrong with being a chocoaholic, I think I might make that brownie cake you posted for this weekend!
LimeCake said…
that toffee looks magnificent! such delicious flavours!
Lucy said…
Oh this looks a bit like English honeycomb, but I love the maple sponge name! Looks totally delicious :)
It looks WONDERFUL and congrats on the feature. It would be a superb entry to the food52 contest on halloween sweets - see this link You'll have to register but food52 is a wonderful community of passionate homecooks! LOL
Unknown said…
Lovely blog Ash, first time here loving it, stack of sponge toffee am IN...I'm a chocoaholic too :)
Redawna said…
It looks great! I am going to have to give it a try soon! Love your blog!
How beautiful. I think I have to make these!
like a maple honeycomb--yum!
wow. I have never seen or tried a treat like this (which means I´m quite jealous now).

Anonymous said…
What do you line your tin with? Tin foil? Parchment paper? Wax paper? This looks so yummy and I know my dad would love some for Xmas.
Ash said…
Anonymous: Thanks! I lined my tin with parchment paper with a bit of an overhang so I could lift it out easily.
Hope that helps!
Anonymous said…
Thanks Ash, It helps a lot. I'm sure they'll turn out great.
Linn Iren said…
I tryed to make this yesterday.
But min got lighte yellow and verry soft :( i dont have a candy thermometer,so i just simmer'd it in 7 min. Can you help me?
it looks so good,and æ realy want to make some =)
Hugs Linn Iren
Linn Iren said…
hey. Thanks for your help. tried again, but have not yet managed to achieve it. But it looks promising now! =) I was awake in the night to try to make some toffee, the first was turned into sugar cubes! haha. and No. 2 were burned. and now I am free of sugar, will try again this weekend. Thanks so much for your help, will let you know when I've finally done it. Have a great weekend and a merry Christmas! Hugs Linn Iren
Hi Ash, I fall inevitably in love with this sponge toffee (it looks great in your picture too) and gave it a try. Got a sugar thermometer just for it! ;-)
Thanks for the nice recipe.

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