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Homemade Honeycomb & Cadbury Crunchie Bars

4.45 from 96 votes
Make Homemade Honeycomb, the crunchy toffee caramel, you can use to make Cadbury Crunchy Bars or even add to my 2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream recipe!
Homemade Honeycomb - Use it to make Crunchie Bars or enjoy it with my Homemade Ice Cream recipe!

Hi Bold Bakers!

By popular demand from my No Machine Homemade Ice Cream video, I’m showing you how to make Homemade Honeycomb. It’s a crunchy, toffee caramel that you can add to my Homemade Ice Cream recipe or coat in chocolate to make your own Crunchie Bars. So let’s get baking!

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Homemade Honeycomb and Cadbury Crunchie Bars

4.45 from 96 votes
Make Homemade Honeycomb, the crunchy toffee caramel, you can use to make Cadbury Crunchy Bars or even add to my 2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream recipe!
Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Make Homemade Honeycomb, the crunchy toffee caramel, you can use to make Cadbury Crunchy Bars or even add to my 2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream recipe!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (100g) sugar
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup or honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda (AKA bicarb of soda) NOT BAKING POWDER

Instructions

  • First, prepare your tray. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, or grease a marble surface with flavorless oil (like I did in the video)

Read these instructions completely before cooking your caramel:

  • Place the pot on the heat with the sugar and golden syrup(or honey) and let the mixture first melt, then turn to goo. Turn up the heat to medium and let the it simmer until the color of maple syrup -THIS TAKES 3 MINUTES, SET A TIMER!!! Take care not to overcook.
  • Turn off the heat, and get prepared with your whisk and spatula because the next step happens really fast. Whisk in the bicarbonate of soda fast and stand back and watch the syrup turn into a whooshing cloud of aerated pale gold. Quickly stop whisking and use your spatula to pour this immediately onto a piece of baking parchment, greased surface or a silpat .
  • Leave until set cold and then bash at it, so that it splinters into many glinting pieces. To wash your pot fill it with hot water and let it sit and it will melt away.
  • To make a Crunchie Bar: Melt good quality chocolate (I used chocolate with 72% cocoa solids). Dip your broken honeycomb in the chocolate using a fork. Take out and let excess chocolate drip off. Place on a wire wrack to set.

Tip: If you live in a humid climate, the honeycomb might get sticky and melt slightly. It likes dry air. If this happens, store them in the freezer and they will come out great!

    Recipe Notes

    Baking powder can not be substituted for Baking soda
    Take care when using honey as it burns fast then golden syrup

     

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    Samantha.lazaro31
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    Samantha.lazaro31
    2 months ago

    Can u share how this can be stored? I want to make this for my daughter’s birthday and would like to know if I can make it ahead of time (I stay in a non humid climate in India)

    Jena Cheung
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    Jena Cheung
    22 days ago

    So shall I cover them in chocolate then freeze them until I need them? I am giving them as christmas presents but want to know if I can make in advance and freeze then bring them out closer to christmas!

    Zita
    Guest
    1 month ago

    hopfully we can use this recipe for school cooking

    Alex
    Guest
    1 month ago

    Hi, my honeycomb doesn’t solidify properly and just ends up like a sticky pile of hard toffee. it has no bubbles in it and doesn’t snap. do you know why this might be and how I could fix it?

    maureen young
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    maureen young
    2 months ago

    what exactly is AKA baking soda, not the standard type used in baking ?

    Savannah Kirsten
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    Savannah Kirsten
    4 months ago

    Absolutely delicious and easy recipe! Thank you!

    Dawn Robertson
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    Dawn Robertson
    5 months ago

    Wow what a great recipe and so easy! Thank you Gemma for helping us to bigger, bolder bakers too. You are so great at teaching the art of creating delicious and beautiful food!

    Khadija
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    Khadija
    5 months ago

    Made this recipe today come out good????????

    Cynthia Johnson Estes
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    Cynthia Johnson Estes
    7 months ago

    One more question, if I wanted to bit this up some and put it between cake layers with 7 minute frosting, would it just dissolve??
    And I’m going to remake my honeycomb ???? got too dark, lol.
    Thanks so much for replying and for all your recipes and videos! ????

    Cynthia Johnson Estes
    Member
    Cynthia Johnson Estes
    7 months ago

    Golden syrup, is this corn syrup?

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