Honeycomb crunchies

Preparation time

2 hours

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Makes 12-16 squares

Honeycomb is the most amazing stuff – add the bicarbonate of soda to the sugar and watch as it explodes in the pan and grows before your eyes. The honeycomb is then mixed with melted chocolate, syrup and biscuits to make a sticky, crunchy square.

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For the honeycomb

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g/2½oz caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • flavourless oil (such as vegetable oil), for greasing

To assemble

  • 250g/9oz dark or milk chocolate, or a mixture
  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150g/5½oz digestive biscuits
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