Homemade Honeycomb Candy
Honeycomb Candy is sweet, crunchy, and fun to make, and totally addicting!
- 1/3 cup of water (80 mL)
- 2 and a half teaspoons of baking soda
- 1/3 cup corn syrup (80 mL)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar (200g)
- chocolate for dipping or dripping optional, you can use melted chocolate chips, chocolate bars or fondant wafers
First, line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Then, before you start, make sure you measure your baking soda and set it aside, you will need to have it ready once your honeycomb candy has reached the right temperature.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil (this will take awhile, do not increase the heat above medium heat to speed up the process or you could ruin your candy).
Once the mixture begins to boil, attach your candy thermometer (make sure the tip of the thermometer is not touching the bottom of the pot) and stop stirring.
Without stirring, cook at 300 ° F (149 ° C). Once the mixture reaches temperature (it will still be clear at this point, it is supposed to be), immediately remove from the heat and stir in your baking soda (head up! It will bubble a bit).
The mixture will immediately begin to foam, stir until the baking soda is completely combined and the color turns golden, but don't stir too much or you will end up deflating your candies and have no holes.
Once the foam stops and the baking soda has dissolved in the mixture, spread into the prepared pan.
Let cool for at least 1 hour before breaking into pieces (you may be able to use your hands, hit it with a knife, or use a mallet to tap a knife into the honeycomb to break it).
If desired, dip or drizzle the cooled broken honeycomb pieces with melted chocolate. Happy Cooking Time.