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Honeycomb Candy for your Honey Bunny -Recipe

Updated on April 18, 2014

Honeycomb for my Honey Baby

Honeycomb is so FUN to make and it is so easy, you will be amazed. The only thing to be careful of is to not over mix and pop all the bubbles caused by the baking soda. The texture is to die for and sooo addictive! You don't really see it as often in stores as you used to and I am not sure why because it is just fabulous!! I am not kidding. Besides, it has chocolate and...

in my book you just can't beat chocolate for deserts, snacks, ahh dare I say any time? Yup I dare to go there in deed I do. Chocolate rules!

Ahh for the love of chocolate and wonderful textures!!

And with that? I simply MUST add one of my poems that just happens to be about chocolate!

"Where Does Chocolate Come From? A Poem Written With Kisses"

Where does chocolate come from

do I sound obsessed?

Maybe it's cause there is nothing quite like it

and so yeah

I guess without it

I would feel...

DISTRESSED!

I love chocolate

its true

and I don't care who knows it

in fact

at this moment

with you reading this?

Hey I am exceptionally

GLAD

that you

reading this

must too!

Maybe you'll have mercy

on a sad pitiful cry

for a girl without chocolate

on this cold and dark night!

I'm a pitiful lady

without chocolate

to sway me

no dark delights

to welcome cold nights.

No yummy sighs

to sing out with delight

for I'm missing that high

of a chocolate

delight.

Ohh MY!

OK I've lied

well maybe a touch

I,m not going to faint

without a chocolate shaped dove

but I might just whimper and sigh

and maybe

just maybe

I'll cry!

I'm hooked I confess

for chocolates gourmet

and its best

Belgium

and French

in a bar

or large package.

Its a lot like sex

yes my prudish audience

I agree

its a lot to confess

but I want it

I do

and along with coffee

I will admit

chocolate bunnies

kisses too

chocolate ice cream to name a few

cookies

cake

fudge galore

yummy treats my cravings adore

in my cupboards they are stored!

So where does chocolate come from?

Do I have a clue?

Well...

Native to lowland

tropical South America

cacao has been cultivated

for at least three millennia

in Central America and Mexico

I don't know about you

but I'm letting it show

I don't care it is from

where it is going though

yum

it straight to my

TUM-MEE!

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

copyright 2012

ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

My newest website: http://www.kathyostman-magnusen.com

TURN ON the MUSIC UTube (below) as you enjoy learning about CHOCOLATE!

TURN ON THE MUSIC Snow Patrol "Chocolate"

DID YOU KNOW Chocolate leads to a healthier heart? Yup!

Chocolate leads to a healthier heart: study Older women who eat chocolate regularly are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease, an Australian study shows. Researchers in Perth found that women who ate chocolate were less likely to be hospitalised or die of atherosclerotic vascular disease than those who steered clear of it.

Read more at http://www.medgatetoday.com/news_update_chocolate_health_heart.html

This delicious candy is also known by various names around the world, such as Hokey pokey, puff candy, cinder toffee, sponge toffee or candy, molasses puffs, fairy candy, and seafoam. There are also variations of how the candy is made in each country. This candy is basically a hard candy (toffee or taffy) with boiled sugar and corn syrup. After being taken off the heat, some baking soda and vinegar are added to foam it up as it cools which makes the interior look like a sponge. These candies are very addictive!

Also found on What's Cooking America, this recipe is a favorite of mine.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/HoneyComb.htm

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: It depends!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (1 pound) granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • sifted
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 (1-ounce square) unsweetened baking chocolate

Instructions

  1. Butter or oil an 8-inch square pan; set aside. NOTE: I like to line my pan with the Silicone Baking Mats.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan (I like to use my small Cast-Iron Dutch Oven) over medium-high heat, place sugar, vinegar, golden syrup, and water. NOTE: A large pot is needed because sugar has a tendency to boil over. Gently heat the mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar has dissolved and syrup has melted. Bring to a boil, cover and boil approximately 3 minutes, and then uncover and boil until temperature reaches 285 degrees F. on a candy thermometer (hard-crack stage) and the mixture turns a light amber color.
  3. Check out What's Cooking America's Kitchen Store too view and purchase Candy Thermometers (if desired).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, mixing well to allow bubbles to subside a little. CAUTION: once you add the baking soda the mixture will bubble up quite a bit. Again, make sure your pot is large enough or it will bubble over the sides. The trick is to combine the soda without bursting the bubbles as little as possible. The baking soda is what gives it its light airy texture.
  5. Quickly pour into prepared pan (so that mixture stops cooking and doesn't burn - do not spread, as this will make all the bubbles disappear) and leave until just beginning to set (as it cools, it will harden).
  6. After candy has cooled, cut or break into pieces. Honeycomb can be eaten as is, or you can dip it in melted chocolate (my choice).
  7. In a large micro-proof bowl, combine chocolate chips, vegetable shortening, and baking chocolate. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Using wooden spoon, stir until melted; remove from heat.
  8. Dip honeycomb pieces into the melted chocolate, covering completely. Note: Make sure you cover the entire candy with chocolate. If moisture or humidity gets inside the candy, the center loses that honeycomb texture. Some get so much moisture in them that they get mushy, and others get damp and dry out. Moisture makes these sponge candies hard as a rock.
  9. Place on waxed paper to cool. When cool, wrap each candy individually in wax paper, twisting the ends together, and store in an airtight container. NOTE: This candy cannot be left out in the open for any extended length of time, as it will draw moisture from the air and become a sticky mess.
Cast your vote for Honeycomb for you Honey

How Chocolate Is Made

Chocolate Art by Frank Hassnoot, Passion for Pastry '09

Chocolate Art by Frank Hassnoot, Passion for Pastry '09
Chocolate Art by Frank Hassnoot, Passion for Pastry '09

Chocolate Bear

OH and WHERE can you get that BEAR? GUND Philbin Chocolate (Large) Teddy Bear http://www.delveswoodbears.co.uk/gund-philbin-chocolate-large-teddy-bear.html

VIVA LA CHOCOLATE!!

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World Pastry Team Competition~Team USA Sugar Showpiece~Detail

World Pastry Team Competition~Team USA Sugar Showpiece~Detail
World Pastry Team Competition~Team USA Sugar Showpiece~Detail

The CD's

Below are the CD's that has the song "Chocolate" by Snow Patrol

Justin Yu - 2009 Callebaut Easter Egg Challenge Winner

Justin Yu - 2009 Callebaut Easter Egg Challenge Winner
Justin Yu - 2009 Callebaut Easter Egg Challenge Winner

Your Love Is BETTER Than Chocolate.

Did Someone Say Teddy Bears?

Pictured above in this lens is the cutest little chocolate teddy bear. It got me to thinking about them.. so cute

Chocolate Art ~Yoshiaki Uezaki's Showpiece

Chocolate Art ~Yoshiaki Uezaki's Showpiece
Chocolate Art ~Yoshiaki Uezaki's Showpiece

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    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      Oh how I love chocolate! I wish I could eat one everyday! =(

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love chocolate and it's a great idea to make it for valentines day. It's more special that way. Blessed

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      I would love to make some honeycombs for my family.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: So SWEET!!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      my girl friend will celebrate her birthday in march. i'll make some honeycombs and this will be my gift to her. thank you for sharing. angel blessings for this wonderful lens.

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      ozylizzy 5 years ago

      yum I remember making honey comb years ago. Thankyou for the recipe, you have inspired me to do it again.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      This is a very unique lens. I never would've thought of honeycomb chocolate candy. Homemade is always the best. Thank you for sharing such a tasty recipe.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Yummy! I love chocolates. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Honeycomb Candy is what I've always known as hot air...and yummy! I did't know you could make it yourself and what a simple recipe. Once, when we were little my sister and I went to Woolworth's and told the candy lady that we had permission to spend our $1 allowances all on candy...I got chocolate stars and Shell got Honeycomb....boy, were we in trouble. $1 bought a lot of candy in the 50's! Blessed!

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      I remember honeycomb candy and this recipe looks awesome!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I do love honeycomb candy - never tried to make it myself, though!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Hello my honey bunny!

      "I'm a pitiful lady

      without chocolate"