Honeycomb goes by a variety of names—hokey pokey, sea foam, sponge toffee and fairy food—to name a few. No matter what the name, honeycomb tastes unmistakably crunchy, sweet caramel and light as air.

I used to love eating Crunchie bars as a kid; I’d usually go about eating all the chocolate on the outside and saving the honeycomb centre for last. Now, I make my own and it’s super easy to make. Honeycomb needs minimum ingredients and cooks in literally minutes.

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Chocolate-Dipped Honeycomb

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup golden syrup
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (or chocolate chips) for dipping

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Directions:

  1. Line a 9 x 13” baking dish with overhanging parchment paper.
  2. In a large pot combine the sugar, water and golden syrup. Bring to a boil, without stirring. Boil until the mixture turns a caramel colour, about 3 minutes.
  3. Quickly whisk in the baking soda. The mixture will foam and bubble up. Working fast, pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Let cool.
  4. Once the honeycomb has cooled, break into large pieces for dipping in chocolate. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  5. Dip the honeycomb in the melted chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and set.

Notes: Make sure to use a very large pot as the honeycomb will bubble and boil up once you add the baking soda. Also, work quickly because honeycomb starts to set fast!

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SONY DSC Miranda Keyes is a freelance food stylist, recipe developer and writer who used to live in London, UK but moved back to Canada for nanaimo bars, maple syrup and poutine. To learn more about her, follow her on Instagram @littlemirandapiggy and Twitter @mirandaak.