Vegan Crunchie Pieces

honeycomb

I’ve no idea why over the last few days, I’ve had an urge to make honeycomb. But I did have an urge and urges must be listened to, I reckon (well, not all urges, obviously, but honeycomb is harmless enough).

As I didn’t have a clue how to make honeycomb, I did a bit of Googling and saw it was ridiculously quick and easy and I had all the ingredients in the cupboard, so away I went.

My first batch was a disaster. When you add the bicarbonate of soda, it goes mental. Dooby dooby nutjob mental. Make sure you use the biggest saucepan you can find otherwise this will happen.

honeycomb-boiling-over

I’d left it to boil too long, too, and it was a burnt sticky mess but although it was a burnt sticky mess, it was still alive. I’d created a monster.

After it finally died, I threw it in the bin and started again.

This time, I used a much bigger pan (a casserole dish) and didn’t leave it to boil for so long, just 2-3 minutes. As you can see, it’s a much nicer colour and far less volcanic.

After it had set, it looked like a piece of honeycomb toast.

honeycomb-toast

I broke it into pieces, covered it in chocolate, put it on a wire rack and left it to set in the fridge and now I can’t stop eating it. Seriously, it’s soooooooooooooooooooo good. Make sure you have a bowl of hot water ready to dunk the whisk and saucepan into, that way they’ll rinse clean in seconds.

vegan-crunchie-pieces

Vegan Crunchie Pieces

100g sugar
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  1. Heat the sugar and Golden Syrup in a massive pan slowly until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Leave to boil for 2-3 minutes (do not stir at all) until the mixture is a golden colour.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. It will foam up massively, but this is normal. Do not be scared.
  4. Pour into a tray lined with baking parchment and leave to set.
  5. Once set, break into pieces and coat with melted chocolate.
  6. Leave to set on a wire rack in the fridge.
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2 comments

  1. I’m wandering if this would work with any type of sugar? Thank you.

    1. Hi Gell, I haven’t tried it with any other type of sugar but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Let me know if you try it!

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