Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Candy

by Pamela

Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Candy

What’s crunchy, chewy, sweet and chocolatey? This chocolate dipped honey comb candy. It only takes minutes to make and is a perfect gift.

For years I would make Christmas candy for the holidays. I’m not a big cookie maker, but I love to make homemade candy. I’d put together big platters of candies for the people that Craig worked with along with our friends. There would usually be 4 or 5 different kinds of candy and Craig would tell me that they were too big. But how do you make just a little bit of candy? Besides, everyone has people coming over for the holidays, so the candy isn’t going to waste. It all got eaten.

The past few years I haven’t been making the candy. I’m not sure why. I’m still not making Christmas cookies. I think the holidays just have been getting away from me now. In fact, I can’t believe Christmas is coming up already. Where did June and July go?

I thought this year I’d return to my candy making roots. So throughout December I’ll be posting candy recipes. I’m going to update some old favorites and add some new recipes to the group. This chocolate dipped honeycomb candy is one of those new recipes.

Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Candy

I first had honeycomb candy in London and fell in love with it after just one bite. I loved the crunchy, caramel flavor it has. I’m not sure why I didn’t try making it sooner. Especially since it’s ridiculously easy.

For this recipe, and some to follow, you’ll need a candy thermometer. They aren’t expensive and they make working with candy so much easier. It takes the guesswork out of it. It also allows you to make the perfect candy without having to make and re-make it.

I made this into chocolate dipped honeycomb candy, but to be honest…it doesn’t need the chocolate to be delicious. You can leave it plain and it tastes fantastic. So you can save yourself a step.

This isn’t a long keeping candy. It will only stay crisp, in an airtight container, for about 2 or 3 days. So if you’re looking to add this to a platter or box of candies, you’ll want to make this just before giving.

This chocolate dipped honeycomb candy takes just minutes to make. Break out that candy thermometer and whip up a batch of its crunchy lightness.

Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Candy
 
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What's crunchy, chewy, sweet and chocolatey? This chocolate dipped honeycomb candy. It only takes minutes to make and is a perfect gift.
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Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add the sugar, corn syrup and water to a 5 or 6 quart saucepan. It's important that you use a big pan for this candy recipe.
  2. Insert your candy thermometer into the pan and heat the sugar over medium heat until the temperature reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll notice that the sugar mixture has started to turn amber in color.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and take the thermometer out of the pan.
  4. Whisk in the baking soda and whisk briskly. You'll see the mixture bubble/foam up A LOT! (That's why you need a big pan.)
  5. Pour out onto a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  6. Let mixture cool. (about an hour)
  7. Break honeycomb candy up with the back end of a knife.
  8. Fill a small saucepan with an inch of water and place a glass bowl on top of the pan.
  9. Add chocolate chips to bowl and turn heat to medium.
  10. Use a spatula to stir the chocolate as it melts.
  11. Once chocolate has melted, dip honeycomb pieces into chocolate and lay out on a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  12. Let chocolate harden.
  13. Serve.
Notes
Make sure you have the whisk and baking soda ready for when you pull the sugar mixture off the heat. Also make sure that you've prepared your baking sheet. You could also line an 8"x8" baking pan with parchment paper instead of the baking sheet. Just make sure you've got all 4 sides covered with paper. You don't need to spread the hot mixture out. It will spread on its own.

 

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