Honeycomb Toffee

Leaning Honeycomb

When I first found this recipe for honeycomb toffee I imagined sweet hot and sticky summer afternoons.
Unfortunately this summer has proved to be one big tease, I don’t even want to get into it.
I decided I didn’t need a sunny day to make this candy; this is one of the coolest recipes I’ve ever made, so easy and so much fun.

Here’s what you need;
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  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Here’s what you do;
Melting Sugar Melting Sugar
Honeycomb Honeycomb

  1. Put the sugar and golden syrup into a large saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has melted.
  2. Turn up the heat a little and let the mixture boil for a couple of minutes until it just starts to turn a deep golden colour.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and quickly mix in the bicarbonate of soda – the mixture will foam up – and then pour it onto an oiled baking tray or a parchment-lined tray.
  4. Leave to cool and then break up as needed.

Broken Up Honeycomb
Stacked Honeycomb

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  • Reply LauraP

    Wow!  This looks just like the candy we used to get in Vermont at the Pownel Country Store!
    I must make this!  Thanks!!

    27 November, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    • Reply Elsa

      Thanks! Definitely try it…

      27 November, 2011 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply *Kriss*

    I am from Ontario, Canada. I am wondering what exactly is Golden Syrup? Would that be a type of corn syrup?  I would really like to try making this recipe, it sounds delicious! Thank you for your help! Best wishes for the holiday season!!

    13 December, 2011 at 9:13 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Hi there K. Happy Holidays! Golden Syrup is treacle, the liquid made when sugar cane is being refined into sugar.
      It’s made by Tate & Lyle and usually imported from the UK, I get mine from my local Save-on-Foods, I don’t think you have one of those in ON, but check Superstore they might have it.
      Also, you can use honey, I haven’t tried it but I hear it works perfectly. 🙂

      13 December, 2011 at 10:14 am

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