Honeycomb Candy (Hokey Pokey) - Nigella Lawson

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Nigella Lawson's "Nigella Express" episode "On The Run". Makes a great hostess gift.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir sugar and syrup together in a cold pan. Put over medium-high heat; from this point, do NOT stir, but only swirl the pan. Cook until golden and thick, and bubbles are beginning to mount.
  2. Turn off heat and add baking soda. Whisk vigorously. Pour onto a silicone liner (Silpat) and let stand 15 minutes. Smash into large pieces.
Most Helpful

Comes out perfectly on the first try. V. tasty over ice cream.

nepoconnell January 14, 2010

Works perfectly! I'd double the ingredients next time to make much more.... No trouble with over-foaming like other reviewers of hokey pokey/cinder toffee - but then again I used a tall sided pan. Found silicone paper ideal for lining the tray.

Caia's Mum January 03, 2010