One of my favourite candies has always been honeycomb. That golden, crunchy, delicious candy that sticks to your teeth like nothing else. As a kid, when my grandmother would take us to the store and let us pick out a treat, I always chose this above everything else. One day, I decided to try making my own, and it was surprisingly easy!
Honeycomb is a very simple thing to make at home, using only a few ingredients, and allowing you to play around with toppings to jazz it up! This is something that stores well in your cupboard. I tend to make it in a large batch and hide it from the kids!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup of honey (can substitute golden syrup)
- 2 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- 3/4 tsp of vanilla
- Melted chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, crumbled cookies, etc. to decorate
Prepare your pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the sugar and honey in a saucepan on low heat and allow the mixture to melt into a thick, liquid consistency. Giving it a quick stir can help this process happen. Always be careful when making this – it is EXTREMELY hot!
Once your sugar and honey combine, increase the heat to low-medium and allow the mixture to boil gently. Allow it to boil for several minutes until the mixture turns a medium shade of brown, similar to maple syrup. No need to mix.
Once your mixture is the right colour, remove your pot from the heat and add your vanilla and baking soda. Stir and watch as the baking soda creates magic!
Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper. The mixture is VERY HOT. Be careful! Allow to cool for 1-2 hours before shattering into pieces and enjoying.
If you want to be creative, you can melt chocolate wafers or chocolate chips, dip the honeycomb pieces in the chocolate, and add your favourite toppings, like I have done in the picture!
Let me know if you enjoy honeycomb, and how you would flavour it! Thanks for dropping in!