Honeycomb Caramel Candy

friend sent me this recipe. Naughty bit nice, so I felt I had to share!

Honeycomb Caramel Candy
• 400g sugar
• 100ml water
• 40ml golden syrup (about 2 tablespoons)
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
What to do:
1. Combine the water, golden syrup and sugar and cook over medium heat without stirring until the sugar dissolves.
2. Turn up the heat until the mixture becomes the deep golden colour of honeycomb, stirring if it cooks unevenly.
3. Stir in the baking soda, until it is fully combined, but don’t over-mix! It will froth up and more than triple in volume.
4. Immediately pour out onto a non-stick baking mat or greased baking sheet.
5. Allow to cool fully.
6. Break into pieces and enjoy!
Note: 1. For those scientifically minded, the sugar mixture should reach hard crack stage, which you can test by using a candy thermometer or spooning a few drops into a glass of cold water, where it should immediately harden and break easily when you take it out. That being said, I find that once the colour is right, the temperature is right!
2. Make sure there are no lumps in the baking soda, or it might not dissolve fully!


  1. Interesting. I am thinking golden syrup is corn syrup over here. Do you have a picture of the finished product?

  2. I havnt tried it yet, still in the planning stage.
    USA is apaprently one of the few places where you cant buy Golden Syrup, which is made of Sugar ou tell???Cane. You can substitute corn syrup (which is made of corn!) but its not the same. I have been reading up on WIkipedia, can y

  3. Corn syrup works very well, We call it sponge toffee over here in Canada. Fun thing to do with kids ! We do it sometimes in school as a science experiment !


  4. Or... just use honey. Duh! :)


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