Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat to impress loved ones or binge on yourself? Look no further. This honeycomb toffee candy is quick and easy to make but looks so fancy.
Honeycomb, also known as sponge candy, cinder toffee, hokey pokey, sea-foam, the list goes on, has traditionally been eaten around Guy Fawkes day (November 5th) in Britain. However, this is a candy that travels, as various countries have their own versions and names for it. Once you taste the rich caramel flavor of the sugar, you’ll understand why this recipe is a universal success. Deceptively simple, yet easy to dress up, you can eat it alone, cover it in chocolate, or even use it as a topping for ice cream. Today we have an easy recipe with chocolate drizzled on top because it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little chocolate thrown in. This is a perfect candy to give as a gift to your galantines, to that special someone, to family, or even to keep for yourself.
- 1 c Sugar
- 4 TBSP Syrup (maple, molasses, golden etc.)
- 1 TBSP Baking Soda
- 1/2-1 c chocolate chips (semi sweet, milk, dark your choice)
- Lay out parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.
- In a pan mix sugar and syrup on medium until the sugar begins to melt. Keep stirring until the sugar begins to turn brown, about 4-8 minutes. Be careful to not overcook (in my picture, you can see the color is just slightly on the dark side, go for a golden brown).
- Remove from heat and add baking soda immediately, stirring it into the sugar. Pour it quickly onto the parchment paper, it will begin to harden as soon as the baking soda is added.
- Let the candy set for about 30 minutes.
- While the candy is setting melt the chocolate, either over a double broiler; or in the microwave, by microwaving in 30 seconds increments.
- Once the toffee has set, drizzle chocolate on top and put the candy in the fridge to let the chocolate set, should take about an hour or two. Using your hands break the candy into bite size chunks. If gifting put into decorative bags.