Honeycomb Candy - Aka Hokey-Pokey or Sponge Candy

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • In 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.
  • Put candy thermometer into the mixture to monitor temperature, increase the heat and boil mixture to exactly 270 degrees F (132C).
  • Reduce heat to as low as possible and maintain the temperature 270F for exactly 15 minutes.
  • It 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.
  • After the temperature has been maintained for 15 minutes, remove the pan from heat, take out the thermometer, and allow the bubbles to subside.
  • Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir in finely sifted baking soda.
  • Immediately and quickly pour the mixture into a large oiled baking dish.
  • (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.
  • Many lovers of honeycomb candy like to coat the pieces in chocolate- you can dunk the pieces into melted chocolate if you like.