How to Make Honeycomb Candy: Sweet & Easy Recipe
This honeycomb recipe is the sweetest treat you will ever make. If you are a honey and bee lover, then this dessert candy is just for you. It is super easy and fun to make, so you don’t need a lot of preparation or spare time. So, if you are craving to experiment in the kitchen and try something different and unique, then follow our honeycomb recipe. It is a great treat to have already ready when guests arrive, or even as a sweet ending to a romantic dinner for two.
Learn how to make this delicious honey treat in less than 30 minutes
Honeycomb is an edible substance made out of hexagonal shapes manufactured by honeybees, similar to honey. Flower nectar is the source of both honey and honeycomb. The nectar is turned into honey by the honeybees’ digestion and regurgitation, which can subsequently be turned into wax combs. Honeycomb is used by bees in the hive to store their wax, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and honey. Honeycombs provide structure and protection to a beehive in addition to storage space. The honeycomb structure is made up of two main components: the solid and textural main surface area, and the honey and nectar portion, which is housed in hexagonal compartments. The waxy, geometric cells from inside the beehive, as well as the honey and pollen found in between the cells, make up the uncooked honeycomb you can eat. Honeycomb is unique in that it does not require processing because it is a finished product straight from the hive. Honeycomb is a solidified form of liquid honey, although it is still a raw product in its purest form.
Honeycombs provide structure and protection to a beehive
Video Instructions How to Make Honeycomb
We decided to make this sweet honeycomb recipe, and it turned out so delicious, we just had to share it with all of you! In this video, you will find the step-by-step instructions for this sweet honey candy. It is easy to make and sweet enough to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth! Save it for a special occasion like a romantic dinner with a significant other or as a sweet midnight snack!
Watch this video for visual instructions on how to make honeycomb
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: around 30 minutes
- granulated sugar – 200gr
- raw honey – 50gr
- water – 50ml
- bicarbonate soda – 1/2tbsp
- melted milk or dark chocolate (optional, for topping) – 200gr
- some fresh fruit like raspberries and strawberries (optional, for decoration)
- First, start by adding a pot to medium heat.
- Then add the 200gr of granulated sugar to the pot. Next, add the 50 gr raw honey to the pot.
- After that, add the 50ml of water to the pot and stir the mixture with a spatula or whisk.
- Then continue cooking the mixture until bubbles start popping up.
- Use a food thermometer to determine if the mixture has reached 148 C degrees.
- Then remove the heat and quickly add the 1/2tbsp of baking soda.
- Use a metal whisk to whisk the mixture en energetically.
- When the mixture becomes creamier in color and starts rising, even more, take out a bread pan lined with baking paper, and carefully transfer the mixture to it.
- After that, let the honeycomb cool off completely until it hardens.
- Then pop it out of the bread pan and use a sharp knife to cut it into pieces.
- Finally, dip the honeycomb pieces into the melted chocolate and add raspberries as a decoration before serving!
First, start by adding a pot to medium heat
Then add the granulated sugar and honey to the pot
After that, add the water
And, whisk all of the ingredients together
The mixture should start bubbling
Whisk energetically until the mixture is golden brown
Then take out a bread pan lined with baking paper
And carefully transfer the mixture to it
After that, let the honeycomb cool off completely until it hardens
Then pop it out of the bread pan and use a sharp knife to cut it into pieces
You can consume the honeycomb plain or…
…dip it into the melted chocolate for a delicious DIY crunchie bar
Arrange your chocolate coated honeycomb candy on a platter
Add raspberries or other forest fruit as a decoration and a sour addition to the honey
Voilà! The perfect dessert presentation for an unforgettable dinner party!
Tips for Making Honeycomb
- Because honeycomb hardens quickly, it might make a mess in your saucepan. Here’s how to get it clean! Fill your pan halfway with water after it has had time to cool (you don’t want to put cool water in a searing hot pot). Then return it to the stove top and bring it to a boil; the candy should melt away from the sides (scrape the sides with a heatproof spatula while it’s still warm). Allow the water and candy mixture to cool completely before washing properly.
- Honeycomb that has been leftover should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
- Try out different honeycomb toppings, such as pieces dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with crushed nuts or pieces dipped in milk chocolate and then sprinkled with dried fruits like raspberries! In our opinion, the sweetness of the honey is perfectly combined with a sour element like raspberries! So, be creative and have fun!
- To turn this honeycomb treat into a delicious crunchie, just cover it with melted chocolate, let it cool, and enjoy!
Craving a Cadbury’s chocolate crunchie dupe? Dip the honeycomb in some melted chocolate!
Make sure to check out the rest of our delicious recipes on our YouTube cooking channel! There you will find so many unique and yummy recipes to try out, like our delicious 15-minute Churro recipe! Make sure to let us know what you think of this sweet candy recipe in the comments below the video, and tell us what else you would like to see us make!
Wе hope you enjoy making and snacking on this delicious sweet treat!