Miner's Candy

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Recipe by Snowpeas

We used to get this as a treat whenever someone would come visit from Galena Kansas. There used to be a candy store there that made this in the fall and winter. Galena is an old mining town, thus the name of the candy. It takes very little work to make (but you have to work fast at the end) and is a big hit around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heavily butter a 9" x 13" pan.
  2. In a large, heavy kettle, add the sugar, dark corn syrup and vinegar.
  3. Stir just to mix ingredients.
  4. Place kettle over medium heat.
  5. DO NOT STIR!
  6. Boil mixture until it reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in the baking soda. Mixture will fizz!
  9. Mix baking soda in well and pour into the prepared pan.
  10. DO NOT TRY TO SPREAD MIXTURE.
  11. Trying to spread it will break the foam, just plop it in the pan.
  12. Cool and break into pieces.
  13. Melt chocolate chips in top of double boiler (a bowl placed in a pan of simmering water works fine as does the microwave).
  14. Dip candy in chocolate sit on wire rack (or if like me, you don't have one, set it on waxed paper).

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