Caramel-Comb

by Collette White | August 31, 2016

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you well!

Just over 4 years ago I posted a recipe on here for ‘Honeycomb’ … just recently a lovely COTC friend asked me if there was a way to make this without the white sugar and golden syrup and try and make it ‘slightly’ healthier. Of course, my kids were keen for me to test it out! Here is the final recipe (I simply swapped a few key ingredients from the original recipe) … please note: DO NOT use Baking Powder instead of BI-CARB SODA as it will NOT work (I learnt this one the hard way myself!) … whilst YES, this is a recipe loaded with sugar still, sometimes life calls for it and you can either choose to embrace the treat for what it is ‘a treat / party / sometimes food’ OR scroll on by and ignore it! For those of you choosing to embrace it, ENJOY! I hope you love it as much as my Kids did!

Ingredients

1 cup rapadura sugar

4 tblspns rice malt syrup

1 tbspn water

3 tspns bicarb soda

Method

Line a large flat tray with baking paper.

In a large saucepan place the rapadura, rice malt syrup and water. Stir constantly over a medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves (this will take a few minutes).

Bring mixture to the boil, stop stirring and boil for 4-5 minutes until dark and golden (be careful to not burn it!)

Remove from the heat and working quickly add the bicarb soda and stir well (mixture will look like a science experiment that is about to explode!)

QUICKLY pour honeycomb onto prepared tray and allow to cool at room temperature for approximately 15 minutes before placing the entire tray into the fridge.

After an hour, break into pieces and enjoy OR break into pieces and dip into dark chocolate.

Store in an airtight container (preferably in a single layer) in the fridge.

Notes

My Miss 12 feels this should be called ‘Caramel-Comb’ NOT Honeycomb as she says the first bite is crunchy but then it softens into a chewy caramel. Be warned though, it can remove wobbly teeth!

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,