Making different kinds of candy is definitely on top of most people’s lists when it comes to Holiday baking!
There’s fudge, which in my opinion is such a delightful Christmas treat and just the absolute classic that nothing can beat!
Then there are brittles, barks, roasted flavoured nuts, marshmallows and so many more.
However, one forgotten candy in my opinion is honeycomb candy!
I can’t even stress how easy these are to make and do I even need to mention that they taste absolutely AMAZING?
Once you break this slab of caramelized baking soda infused sugar, the random shards that the slab gets broken into resemble the insides of a honeycomb. The texture itself is so crisp, it’ll give your pack of salt and vinegar crisps a run for its money. But don’t be fooled – once you bite into the crisp body of the honeycomb, it will, quite literally, just melt in your mouth!
These take about 15 minutes to make and another hour – hour and a half to set. It’s like the third grade volcano science experiment that would get all the kids in the room excited, except you add baking soda to your caramel!
Make these as food gifts for your loved ones and make a separate batch for yourself because – honeycomb candy! 😀
- 200 grams caster sugar
- 36 grams golden syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Line a 6” x 10” rectangular cake tin with parchment.
- In a large, heavy bottomed saucepan, add the sugar and golden syrup.
- On a medium heat stir until the mix comes together.
- Put your spatula or spoon away and DO NOT stir the mix any further.
- Fix your candy thermometer and on a medium flame, heat the sugar mix till it reaches a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take it off the heat and remove your candy thermometer from the saucepan.
- Immediately add the baking soda and whisk continuously. It will bubble furiously and expand at this point.
- Be very careful to NOT touch the sugar with bare hands at any cost since the mix is extremely hot.
- Transfer to the prepared tin.
- Let it set for about an hour – 1 ½ hours (or even overnight)
- Use a rolling pin or other similar object to break the honeycomb into shards.