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15 mins

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

(sugar thermometer and adult guidance required)



For the Honeycomb

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid glucose
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda


For the Honeycomb

  • Line a baking tray with the paper raised at the sides.
  • Place the sugar, liquid glucose, golden syrup and water in a large saucepan over a low heat.
  • Cook, stirring, brushing down the sides of the saucepan with a pastry brush dipped in water to remove any sugar crystals, for 5–8 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.
  • Increase the heat to high. Bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 5–7 minutes or until the syrup reaches 153°C on a sugar thermometer. Remove from heat.
  • Set aside to allow the bubbles to subside.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda and quickly stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour onto the lined tray and leave to set.