Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles

If you tend to shy away from making candy, I get it, I do. There’s something about that candy thermometer that can feel intimidating. But this honeycomb candy recipe is about as easy as candy recipes get and I’m here to tell you, once you take the leap, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

I absolutely LOVE honeycomb candy. It’s airy, but crunchy. It melts in your mouth. And just to bring a little fire to the sweetness, I added a touch of aleppo spice to the chocolate. You have to try these.
So let’s get started.
First thing’s first, prep everything. Do I need to say it twice? Maybe. Prep everything. Measure out your ingredients in separate bowls, set up the cold water bath in your sink, coat your cookie sheet with butter. Having everything lined up will allow you the space to feel like a pro, even this is your first run at making honeycomb candy.
Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add sugar and give it a shake so it lays flat in the pan. Add corn syrup, honey, and water, so all of the sugar has been moistened, but do not stir. Turn the heat to medium high, and watch closely as the sugar starts to dissolve and the ingredients start to meld together.
Cook the mixture to 300ºF. Depending on the strength of your stove, this should take about 5–10 minutes. You want it to reach a ridiculous boil (it’s technical term). Just be sure you don’t pull it before it hits that 300 mark.
Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles
The next three steps should take about 15 seconds all together. Ready?
  1. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately place the hot saucepan into the bowl of the water you have prepped in your sink.  There will be a gust of steam, so don’t be surprised when that sweet smelling cloud comes up at you.
  2. Drop in the baking soda and stir with a spatula for about 5 seconds.
  3. As soon as it stops foaming up, pour the mixture onto the parchment paper or a greased pan.
Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles
Give it a smear with your spatula and take a deep breath – you did it. You made honeycomb candy!
In a quick 10 minutes or so it will be all hardened up and you can start breaking off pieces.
You could leave it like that (it IS pretty fabulous all on its own), but to bump it up one more degree of greatness, mix up this peppery chocolate and drizzle it over the ends.
Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles
In addition to being beautiful, the spicy chocolate rounds out the flavor, giving it a complexity not often found in candy. Did I mention how much I love this recipe?
Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles

By TheSweetNerd  

May 16, 2017

Ingredients

Honeycomb

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup water

2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions

Honeycomb

1Prep a bowl that has about 2 inches cold water and place inside sink. Also, have your baking soda and spatula near the sink too. These are your prepped items so that when your honeycomb is hot and ready to go, so are you!

2In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add sugar and give it a shake so it lays flat in the pan. Add corn syrup, honey, and water, so all of the sugar has been moistened, but do not stir. Turn the heat to medium high, and watch closely as the sugar starts to dissolve and the ingredients start to meld together.

3Cook the mixture to 300ºF, which should take about 5–10 minutes depending on the strength of your stove, then remove the pan from the heat and immediately go to your sink. Place the hot saucepan into the bowl of the water. Then, drop in the baking soda into the 300ºF candy and stir with a spatula for about 5 seconds, and once it has stopped foaming up, immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment paper or a presprayed pan. Let cool for 1 hour until hardened, then whack the honeycomb with a knife to break into pieces.

4Note: Honeycomb will keep for 3–4 days at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Scrumptious Honeycomb Candy With Chocolate Drizzles

 

21 Comments

  • Kendall
    2 weeks ago

    I have to try to make this myself because I love all candy and I’ve never had honeycomb… I’m off the the kitchen!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 week ago

      Let me know how it turns out. I can never just eat one – usually it turns into an entire batch!

  • 2 weeks ago

    I loooove honeycomb too and it’s so easy to make! I often shy away from anything that involves a candy thermometer (lol), but this is totally worth it. So few ingredients and so easy. Anyone can do it!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 week ago

      Gosh, me too! Honeycomb is just heaven when you do get around to making it. I hear ya on the candy-thermometer part of the process, but once you do it a few times, it really does get easier. Just be prepped, and work fast!

  • 2 weeks ago

    These look so delicious – light and airy. Does that mean they’re calorie-free? Must try this!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 week ago

      Hmmm, calorie-free? Let me think on that one….. NOT! But I promise you some calories are worth spending. Honeycomb is one of them.

  • I’ve seen it so many time and yes, I do hesitate to make candy. Thanks for the detailed instructions. This is going on my must try list!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 week ago

      Please do. You will turn this into a magical add on to something – I look forward to reading about it on your blog. Maybe honey with cardamom? XO

  • I have been a honeycomb lover since childhood and when it’s covered with chocolate, I’m helpless to resist 🙂 Can’t wait to try this one!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 week ago

      Thanks Jennifer. Me too. I added just a dash of chili and I instantly justified eating the entire batch. My kids don’t like anything spicy yet (hee hee). Cheers –

  • Haven’t had honeycomb for so long and making candy definitely is intimidating! Love your step by step process; makes me want to get into the kitchen and whip up a batch or you could always send me some 😉 Delish!!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 days ago

      Thanks Dawn. I love honeycomb and yes, using a thermometer for anything has its ‘scary’ factor. I promise that any fear will dissolve in your mouth once you eat these fluffy little pieces of heaven.

  • This reminds me of candy I ate as a kid but I’ve never tried making it. It looks fairly easy and uses only a few ingredients. What a great gift this would be! I’d have to give it away or else I’d eat it all!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 days ago

      Shucks, thanks Karen. It is a great gift, except I don’t think if I made it again it would make it that far. I would eat it all too.

  • 1 week ago

    Love honeycomb! I always smash it into butter and serve it on pancakes. Adding chocolate is next level. Yum! It looks beautiful cindy 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 days ago

      Oh wow, that sounds luscious. You gave me a great idea for my next cup of jo and pancakes.

  • I’ve always been intimidated with the process of homemade candy, you’ve managed to make it sound easy. If may I, how is the shelf life for honey comb candy? Thanks

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 days ago

      Shelf life in a closed container is anywhere from 5-7 days. It is humidity sensitive! Enjoy.

  • I love making homemade candy Cindy! Getting this one on my list. It looks delish!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      7 days ago

      Hope you enjoy it Maryann. Thanks for the love.

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