1/6 Photos of Honeycomb Candy - Aka Hokey-Pokey or Sponge Candy
A response to a recipe request, here's a delicious old fashioned treat! Requires a candy thermometer. Best if you've made candy previous to using this recipe, as this one can be a little daunting, but hey, if you're adventurous have a go at it! ;)
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- 1In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, honey, and water, and using a wooden spoon, stir constantly over low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved.
- 2Put candy thermometer into the mixture to monitor temperature, increase the heat and boil mixture to exactly 270 degrees F (132C).
- 3Reduce heat to as low as possible and maintain the temperature 270F for exactly 15 minutes.
- 4It is very important that the temperature of the mixture does not fluctuate; if the temperature begins to rise, remove the pan from heat occasionally to reduce the heat.
- 5After the temperature has been maintained for 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat, take out the thermometer, and allow the bubbles to subside.
- 6Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir in finely sifted baking soda.
- 7Immediately and quickly pour the mixture into a large oiled baking dish.
- 8(Please note, important: the pouring step requires strength and you'll be handling extremely hot liquids; if you're not strong and agile enough you might want to leave that step to a strong and able assistant.) When candy has completely cooled, remove from pan and break into pieces.
- 9Many lovers of honeycomb candy like to coat the pieces in chocolate- you can dunk the pieces into melted chocolate if you like.
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Nutritional Facts for Honeycomb Candy - Aka Hokey-Pokey or Sponge Candy
Serving Size: 1 (604 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1794.2
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2525.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 471.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 419.6 g
- Protein 0.3 g