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Honeycomb Candy

  • Author: Steve
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: At least a dozen pieces


Known by many names throughout the world, this honeycomb candy recipe needs just a few ingredients to create a spongy, honeycomb textured toffee candy.


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


Line a 9 x 13” baking pan with parchment paper so that it extends beyond the sides of the pan.

Combine the sugar, water, honey, and corn syrup in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-low heat. Stir until the mixture comes together and begins to bubble. Gently cook until it reaches just under 300 degrees F, about 10 -15 minutes. Be patient. Turn off the heat, whisk in the baking soda, and be prepared for the mixture to rise in the pot.

As quickly as you can, pour it into the prepared baking pan and spread it out with a spatula. It will begin to harden immediately. Allow it to cool for at least an hour and a half. When cool, remove from the baking pan and whack the honeycomb with the back of a knife, or another heavy item, to break into chunks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. 


After breaking the honeycomb into pieces, try dipping or drizzling with melted dark chocolate.

Make sure to store the candy in an airtight container and definitely not in the fridge. Humidity will make the candy go soft.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Candy Making
  • Cuisine: English

Keywords: honey, honeycomb, corn syrup, sugar