Chocolate Dipped Honeycomb Vegan Candy
June 12, 2020
Looking to make delicious vegan candy with just a handful of store-cupboard ingredients? You came to the right place! These guys are super easy to make and are the perfect treat for a sweet-tooth.
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- 1.5 t baking soda
- 200 g caster sugar (also known as “superfine” sugar)
- 165 g golden syrup (or light corn syrup)
- 40 ml water
- 150 g vegan dark chocolate
- pinch flaky sea salt
- In a small bowl, measure out the baking soda. Set aside.
- Line a small baking tray with either baking parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large saucepan (larger than you think you need) place the sugar, golden syrup, and water. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil, give it a quick stir at the start but then try to leave it to bubble without stirring.
- Using a probe thermometer, bring the temperature of the sugar mixture to 150c. As soon as it reaches 150c, turn off the heat and vigorously whisk in the baking soda. Be careful – it’s very hot and will expand up to 3 x its size. Quickly pour the foaming mixture into the prepared baking tin.
- Leave the tin to cool completely for a minimum of 1 hour.
- Once fully cooled, use the back of a spoon to break the honeycomb into chunks. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler.
- Dip each piece of honeycomb in the chocolate and set back on the baking parchment or silicone baking mat. Allow cooling fully before serving.
Here’s a step by step guide to making your own honeycomb candy from home. As a heads-up, making any kind of caramel is super dangerous since sugar gets super hot when you melt it. Although this is a fun, easy recipe, never dip your fingers in molten sugar and don’t let kids make this recipe unsupervised.
Keywords: vegan candy
Combine Your Ingredients
Get your sugar, syrup, and water in a saucepan. This mixture is going to bubble dramatically when we add our baking soda, so choose a saucepan that is bigger than you think you need. It’s also a good idea to get your baking soda measured out before you melt your sugar, as there won’t be much time later. Also, be sure to line a baking tray with baking parchment or a silicone mat.
Bring to a Boil
We want to bring our sugar to a boil. Specifically, we want to bring it to 150c. As such, you’ll need a candy thermometer for this recipe. The temperature of the caramel is super important as it determines whether our honeycomb will set solid or not once cool. So do try to be specific with this one.
Add the Baking Soda and WHISK!
Hopefully, you have your baking soda ready, because as soon as the caramel hits 150c, you’re going to throw it into the pan. Be sure to whisk well but beware that the mixture will expand very rapidly. Once the baking soda is whisked through, pour the expanding mixture into the prepared baking tray.
Allow to Cool and Break
The honeycomb will still be super hot and sticky, so don’t do anything with it until it’s fully cooled. Ideally a few hours, but minimum one. Once cooled, break the honeycomb into pieces using the back of a spoon.
Melt the Chocolate and Dip
Either over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the chocolate. Be careful not to burn it, particularly if you’re using the microwave. Once melted, dip, the honeycomb pieces and lay back on the baking parchment to cool. Once cooled, serve and enjoy!