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Honeycomb candy is a crunchy, airy candy with a sweet honey flavor. Perfect for the holidays or any time you want an interesting snack.

While we were in Winchester, KY last month, my daughter ran upon a candy that we had never tasted — honeycomb candy. It was dipped in chocolate and was so light and airy.

We decided to see if we could make this at home, and we did! It turned out great so we thought we would share our experience with you too.

Honeycomb Candy is fun to make, and totally delicious!

If you’ve thought about making homemade candy but thought it might be too complicated or hard, start with this recipe. It couldn’t be easier to follow and the results are consistently wonderful.

How to Make This Old Fashioned Candy

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. It doesn’t need to sit neatly in the pan, since the honeycomb will weigh it down later.

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. 

For best results, be sure to use a candy thermometer.

Cook 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.

Whisk in the baking soda for about 5 seconds. Immediately the mixture will begin foaming up and will look like a huge mess. Trust the process! Once it has stopped foaming up, immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment paper. Let cool for 1 hour until hardened, then whack the honeycomb with a knife to break into pieces.

Once you break up the pieces, you can melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and then dip the pieces. Once the chocolate hardens, store any uneaten honeycomb in an airtight container, otherwise it will absorb moisture from the air and soften.

Honeycomb will keep for 3–4 days at room temperature in an airtight container. After that, it starts to soften and has to be thrown out.

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Yield: 16 servings

Honeycomb Candy

Honeycomb Candy

Honeycomb is a crunchy, airy candy with a sweet honey flavor. Note: Total time required is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Yields one 8x8 pan.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Corn Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda

Instructions

    1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. It doesn’t need to sit neatly in the pan, since the honeycomb will weigh it down later.
    2. 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.
    3. Cook 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.
    4. Whisk in the baking soda for about 5 seconds, and once it has stopped foaming up, immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment paper.
    5. Let cool for 1 hour until hardened, then whack the honeycomb with a knife to break into pieces.
    6. Immediately store any uneaten honeycomb in an airtight container, otherwise it will absorb moisture from the air and soften. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

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Radha

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

This candy looks amazing! I would love to have a few!

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Friday 3rd of December 2021

If you were from Wisonsin, you'd have grown up loving this!

Jennifer

Friday 3rd of December 2021

I love this candy! I have only had it in a British candy bar and now I can make it myself! So yummy!

Kathleen Pope

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

I love honeycomb candy, and this looks so easy to make! You did a bang up job!

Hezzi-D

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

This is one of my favorite candies but I rarely make it.

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