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10/28/10 3:00 A

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No, you have to use sugar, splenda won't work at all. It helps to give it the texture. Golden syrup is unique to NZ, Australia and the UK and it is a sugary syrup with a thick texture and it tastes...golden. Any syrup would probably work but the taste won't be the same because this gets its flavour from the golden syrup

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10/27/10 11:05 P

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emoticon emoticon I'm wondering if this can be made with Splenda or a mix of half each. Also, what is golden syrup? Can I use Agave?

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10/22/10 7:21 A

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This is not my recipe. But I made it and calculated the calories so I will share it anyways!

Hokey Pokey. HoneyComb. Sponge Candy. Delicious. Since I am a kiwi we shall call it Hokey Pokey, coz that is what makes me happy :)

If you are unsure what I am talking about (it goes by other names) check here
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sp
onge_toffee

Yes my friends. Hokey Pokey. It is delicious, so easy and quick to make AND considering it is a big lump of melted sugar the calories aren't bad.

The whole lump has 344 calories.

And there is no way you will wanna eat the whole thing. It isn't healthy but if you are needing a sweet hit you could make this, have a bit and not feel bad!

So, my friends, follow these directions and you will have hokey pokey in no time

*WARNING! WARNING! Use you common sense people. You will be melting sugar. DO NOT do this with young children/ pets in the room. However older children may enjoy watching you make this as there is a cool chemical reaction at the end. Use your noggin, don't take risks with boiling sugar!*

You will need:
5Tbsp White Sugar
2Tbsp Golden Syrup
1tsp Baking soda

Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Pan - Line with baking paper and have it ready when you start. Trust me.


1. In a saucepan over a medium heat combine 5T of sugar and 2T of golden syrup.

2. Stir sugar and syrup constantly until sugar dissolves.

3. Once dissolved crank up the heat and boil the mixture.

4. Once it starts to boil turn the heat down again and let the mixture simmer for around 5 minutes, stirring.

* The mixture will bubble up and start to increase in size. This is normal and wanted*

5. After 5 minutes of simmering remove from the heat.

6. Add in 1t of baking soda and stir QUICKLY!!! The mixture will lighten in colour and foam.

7. Quickly pour the mixture into a prepared pan.

8. Leave to set. When it is cool it is ready! Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

The pieces can be dipped in chocolate if desired.

This would make an awesome homemade christmas gift! Cheap and very quick to make!

To clean to pan simply soak in warm water for a minute. The mixture stuck to the inside of the pan and to the wooden spoon will just dissolve away!

There ya go, an old favourite and sparkable in moderation.


~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.


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