Honeycomb Candy

 Honeycomb Candy 

Ingredients :

  1. 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  2. ½ cup (1 stick or ¼ pound) (115 g) unsalted butter
  3. ½ cup (120 ml) light corn syrup (Note: If you want a darker colored honeycomb candy, substitute about 20 mL of dark corn syrup.) 
  4. ¼ cup (60 mL) water
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt (sea salt preferred) Note: Omit the salt if salted butter is used.
  6. 1 Tablespoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  7. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. Butter or cooking spray to grease the baking pan

If a chocolate coating is desired:

  1. 12 oz (340 g) good-quality dark chocolate, chopped (chocolate chips can be used)

Equipment :

  1. 8 x 8 inch baking pan
  2. Heavy bottom saucepan, 1 ½ to 2 quart capacity
  3. Wood spoon or heavy plastic candy making spoon

Honeycomb Candy
 Honeycomb Candy 

Instructions :

  1. Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with butter. Set this aside. (Cooking spray can be used.)
  2. Add the sugar, butter, corn syrup, water, and salt to a heavy-bottomed, 1 ½ to 2 quart (1 ½ to 2 L) saucepan.
  3. Heat over medium high heat with occasional stirring using a wooden or heavy plastic candy making spoon, until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Place a candy thermometer in the saucepan. Continue heating, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 285 to 300°F (150°C) this will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Note:

 The temperature will continue to rise after you remove the pot from the heat. (This is just below the hard crack stage.) The mixture should be amber colored.

Turn off the heat and use a wooden or plastic candy spoon to stir in the vanilla, then add the baking soda and stir. At this point the mixture will foam. (Don't stir too much because you want the bubbles in the candy.)

Pour the candy into the prepared baking pan and don’t move the pan until the candy is fully set (at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour).

Once set, break or cut the candy (use a serrated knife) into 1 to 2-inch-sized pieces. (You can eat the smaller candy crumbs.)

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