This crisp, airy candy is popular in the United Kingdom and is often coated in chocolate to help preserve its unique texture. It may seem intimidating to make at first, but it’s a fun and interactive dessert that’s easy to make. I recommend reading over the entire recipe before you make this candy, just to make sure you have everything ready to make it. We hope you enjoy this delightful candy recipe.
½ cup granulated sugar
4 T honey
1 ½ tsp baking soda
Optional chocolate coating:
1 cup chocolate chips, melted
1 T coconut oil
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set it within your immediate reach. The reaction to create honeycomb toffee happens very quickly and you’ll want the baking sheet near you to make pouring the toffee go smoothly.
Put your baking soda into a small cup or bowl and set it within your immediate reach. Place a spatula and whisk within your reach as well.
In a medium sized pot on low heat, add your sugar and honey. Whisk them together until they’re combined and continue whisking occasionally as the sugar dissolves into the honey.
Once the syrup becomes smooth and you see very few sugar granules in the syrup, turn the heat up to medium and continue whisking.
When your mixture has turned the color of maple syrup and is bubbling, turn off the heat. This will take almost exactly 3 minutes.
Get ready for the reaction to take place.
Grab the handle of your pot and add your baking soda. Quickly whisk in the baking soda and the reaction will begin.
Whisk until the baking soda is just combined and pour the toffee out onto the prepared baking sheet, scooping it out with your spatula.
When you pour the toffee, try to spread it out across the pan as you go. You cannot spread it by smoothing it out once you’ve poured it because you will crush the bubbles that give the toffee it’s texture.
Allow the toffee to cool, about 30 minutes.
Once it’s cooled, cut the toffee with a knife, or smack it to shatter it into smaller pieces.
Coat the honeycomb toffee in chocolate if desired.
To make the coating, add your coconut oil to your melted chocolate and mix.
I recommend using chopsticks to hold the toffee as you dip it in the chocolate.
Allow the chocolate to cool and set and serve. Enjoy!