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What GREAT fun! Mirj, you aren't kidding about the sci-fi aspect of this treat! I thought my pot was going to foam over. Truth be told, I had to make this twice because I let the first batch go a little too long... color is so subjective, you know?! One cook's "rusty caramel" is another's "jurassic amber" is another's "golden honey". My advice to others is to let the sugar syrup color only very lightly -- I would call the color "golden honey"-- lest you end up with a really neat looking but very burnt tasting candy! By letting the syrup color to a light golden hue, I ended up with a batch of wonderful crunchy toffee that is so close to the Cadbury Crunchy "crunchy" bits that we were well pleased! It only took our candy about 30 minutes to "set" hard enough to crack into pieces. Thanks for passing this one on; it's a really fun treat.
Very cool, my favorite chocolate bar. I tried this recipe and it turned out great. It took a little longer than 3-4 minutes to turn color for me, but it didn't take that long to get hard so I broke it up and drizzled chocolate over the all the pieces. yum Clean up was the hardest part. The kids thought it was really neat. Thanks for the great recipe
I'm a Canadian living in the US and miss all my Canadian chocolate bars, with Crunchie being one of my favorites (along with Aero bars). Have not made this yet, but it sounds amazing and will be trying very soon. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!
I had my first cadbury crunchie bar yesterday, fantastic. This is just as good! I did add a quarter cup of water to ease the mixing process, didn't seem to affect all to much, thanks again !! XD
Excellent!! This tastes exactly like the "sponge candy" I used to buy! I can't quit eating it, it's addicting!
This should be called husband pleasing toffee. My DH is from the UK and loves crunchie bars. We can find them here but they cost more than a dollar a bar. He was thrilled to pieces with this recipe ( I like it a lot too). It is also extreemly easy quick and inexpensive. The ingredients are things I always have on hand!!! Thank you Mirj!!!!!!
Used dark corn syrup and took it off the heat just when it started changing colour... tastes perfect. Spread it into a greased silicone pan. Unfortunately, it lost most of its volume when I transferred it into the other pan; I wonder if pouring the candy in the pan and adding the baking soda there would keep it foamier? We call it sponge toffee here.
Great recipe......to ease cleanup line pan with foil and butter then complete recipe......pans clean up with soak in hot water......or you can use foil half sheet pan and butter this also!
I would like to say that i tried pouring it on wax paper to avoid washing the dish ! it is much easier. And seriously. It doesn't take several hours! it is edible in less than 15 minuets!!!!!
I used to love crunchies when i lived in New Zealand. I made this for my American Friends, they didnt seem to enjoy it as much as I did. A easy clean up is to just boil water in the pan. Also grease the pan a ton, it really sticks well!