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Homemade Honeycomb

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


This homemade honeycomb is to die for. Take care to use a candy thermometer and new baking soda to get it just right. It’s brittle, delicious and beautiful!




  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark corn syrup or honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp baking soda

Optional Chocolate Coating

  • 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips


Line and grease a baking sheet, set aside

Add sugar, corn syrup (or honey) and water to a tall sided, heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat

Stir slowly with a medium spoon until sugar is dissolved

Bring mixture to a boil

Boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, this can take a while, up to 15 minutes depending on your burner

As soon as it reaches 300°F. remove from heat and quickly mix in vanilla

Add baking soda to sugar mixture while whisking vigorously, mixture should bubble and foam

Immediately pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet

Allow to set and harden at least 1 hour

Once hardened, break into pieces

Optional Chocolate Coating

Melt chocolate in a double boiler until smooth

Dip honeycomb partially or completely to coat

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, refrigerate to harden


  • Make sure you have everything ready to go, once your mixture reaches 300 degrees the process goes very quickly!
  • Use NEW baking soda, if your baking soda is more than a month old it may not work
  • The sugar mixture HAS to reach 300°F for it to work, use a candy thermometer check the temperature
  • Cuisine: candy