Everyone is already up to their elbows in Christmas cookies… I know I’ve been offered tons! And I’m not complaining. Not one little bit. This is the time of year that I don’t mind having a little extra sugar in my diet.
Okay. That’s all year. I have an insatiable sweet tooth.
This is also the time of year that I have no problem busting out the candy thermometer.
Yeah. My affinity for sugar runs deep… I own a candy thermometer for the odd occasion that I want to make something rather than buy something. That occasion really isn’t that odd now that I’m thinking about it.
The thing is, though, that as I get older, I find that I don’t care for the overpoweringly sweet candies anymore. I can have a chocolate bar and want to save half of it for later because it’s just too much. Which is one of the many reasons I’m in love with the recipe I’m going to share with you today.
These delectable little bits of goodness are pieces of Honeycomb Candy. Dipped in dark chocolate. In other words, pure bliss in candy form. And trust me… it really is pure bliss!
This candy is lightly sweet and has a texture like no other… It looks like a honey comb! I think that may be my favorite part.
Of course, if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, you can dip it something else or leave it just the way it is! It’s totally delicious on it’s own but I really adore the way the dark chocolate compliments the mild sweetness of the honeycomb candy.
Want to make some of your own? It’s easy!
- 3/4 cups of white sugar
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 2 tbsp of water
- 1.5 tbsp of baking soda
- dark chocolate chips
- a candy thermometer
- parchment paper
- Prepare a clean, flat surface by laying down parchment paper.
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, honey and water. Lightly stir until the mixture is all moistened.
- Over medium heat, simmer until the mixture reaches 300F. DO NOT STIR. The mixture will be a caramel brown color.
- Once it reaches 300F, remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in the baking soda. This will cause the mixture to foam and expand.
- Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and allow to cool.
- While the the candy is cooling, melt your dark chocolate chips.
- Break the large candy piece into smaller pieces and dip in chocolate. Allow to chocolate to set.
Until next time, Happy Tuesday!