Honeycomb Candy

Ready In:
30mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Butter or oil an 8" square platter, set aside.
  • Put sugar, vinegar, syrup, and water in a heavy saucepan (cast iron if you have it).
  • Be careful that your pot is big enough, because sugar has a tendency to boil over.
  • Gently heat the mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar has dissolved; syrup has melted.
  • Bring to a boil, cover boil for 3 minutes, then uncover and boil until temperature reaches 285-degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat stir in the baking soda, mixing well to allow bubbles to subside a little.
  • 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 baking soda is what gives it its light airy texture.
  • Pour into greased platter, leave until just beginning to set.
  • Mark into squares with a lightly oiled knife.
  • Leave to set completely.
  • Cut or break into pieces.
  • Combine chocolate chips, shortening baking chocolate in 2-quart glass micro-proof bowl.
  • Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes.
  • Using wooden spoon, stir through to melt.
  • Dip honeycomb pieces into chocolate, covering completely.
  • Let cool on waxed paper.
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