Heavenly Honeycomb

My sweet tooth cooking obsession continues unabashed. I am uninspired by all things savoury and fascinated every time I see a recipe for something I have always wanted to be able to make myself. Nigella Lawson is the queen of the delicious forbidden treat and so on Friday I went and had a good root around in her recipes. Guess what I found? Brits will know immediately what it is when I say that I can now make the honeycomb out of crunchie chocolate bars. Americans will look perplexed, even if I tell them it’s what the Scots call… Hokey Pokey!

Well either way, this is a really easy and quick recipe, the most you will need is a saucepan, golden syrup, fine sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Magic and chemistry make this delicious sweets/candy.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup golden syrup (use two parts corn syrup, one part molasses if you can’t find golden syrup)
3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda


  • Put the sugar and syrup in a saucepan and onto a high heat.
  • In about 3 minutes the ingredients will combine, bubble furiously and darken in colour.
  • Remove from the heat and spoon in the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Whisk immediately for a couple of seconds and it will expand rapidly in a chemical reaction. Pour immediately onto greased foil or baking paper.
  • Leave until it is set then break up into small pieces and keep it in a jar for when you have a sweet craving.


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