Chocolate Honeycomb

I’ve been good for a whole week so now for a treat….

Chocolate Honeycomb

My favourite treat is chocolate honeycomb.
I always buy it when we go up to Keswick, from the chocolate shop on the high street. So this treat always reminds me of lazy days spent wandering around Keswick. Often followed by a brisk walk up a large hill to work off the calories eaten.
But for now lets enjoy the treat. I will find a hill later.

All that’s needed is:

200g/7oz Caster Sugar
4 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda
400g/14oz Milk Chocolate
some Vegetable Oil
some Unsalted Butter

To prepare:
Grease a 20cm tin thoroughly with some unsalted butter. 
Then lightly cover a plate or some tin foil with some vegetable oil.
Measure out all the ingredients in advance so your ready to go with each step.

Melt the sugar and golden syrup in a large, heavy based pan over a low heat.
Increase the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until it is thick and looks a dark caramel colour.

Chocolate Honeycomb

Remove from the heat and immediately add the bicarbonate of soda. 

Chocolate Honeycomb

Whisk it so the mixture froths. Stand back! This is where you hope the large pan you chose is big enough.

Chocolate Honeycomb

Pour the mixture straight into your greased tin and leave to set at room temperature for 2 hours.

Homemade Crunchie Bar
At this point your kitchen will smell like a Crunchie bar

When your happy it has set, start breaking it up into shards.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. 
Then take the bowl of melted chocolate off the heat and get ready to dip the shards of honeycomb in.
Coat them liberally.

Chocolate Honeycomb
Place the covered honeycomb on the lightly oiled plates.

Leave in the fridge to set for about half an hour.

Naked Honeycomb
Naked Honeycomb!

Honeycomb Tower


Then dive in!
Want a piece?
This recipe makes approximately 300-400g of naked honeycomb. Enough to munch some yourself. Then package up the rest to gives as gifts. Or seal some away in an airtight container to use in baking….
I feel some honeycomb inspired recipes coming up…..
UPDATE Check out my Honeycomb Cheesecake Recipe

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