Here is the link to the recipe again: Honeycomb recipe
Okay... here is the story... I tried making the honeycomb. The first time it didn't turn out at all! I totally burnt it, I fully blame this on the candy thermometer I was using. I know what you are thinking... Silly Lane she just burnt the candy and is trying to blame it on the thermometer. But I fully believe that it was the candy thermometer! Well we got it all fixed, my Auntie took me out and got a new thermometer and then she and I made it together. In all honesty I was scared to try it again by myself! So thank you Auntie Jenny for helping me out! It ended up turning out great! But since I didn't have my camera ( or photographer) with me I made it again at home for the blog.
Okay here goes -
Start by lining your baking pan with foil.
Then spray the foil with cooking oil.
Next get a big pot ready with your candy thermometer...
Add your sugar in to the pot.
Then your corn syrup...
Mix this together until the sugar is completely moistened.
Put your pot over medium/high heat and cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degrees.
While your candy is cooking measure out you baking soda.
When your candy reaches 300 degrees remove it from the heat and whisk in baking soda.
Once all of the baking soda is mixed in pour it in to your prepared pan.
Leave this to cool...
Now while your pan is cooling try out the honeycomb that was left on your whisk. (You have to let it cool a little bit so you don't burn your mouth, but it will cool a lot faster than the pan!)
When your honeycomb is completely cool take it out of the pan and remove the foil.
The next step is to break your honeycomb up. I used a meat mallet.
After breaking your honeycomb apart you can either chose to leave it as is or dip it in chocolate. I did half and half with mine.
The recipe calls for dark chocolate but I used semi-sweet because that is what we had on hand and it worked well.
Put your chocolate chips in a bowl...
... add some shortening and melt it in the microwave.
Enjoy! Lane Elizabeth