Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Honeycomb Brittle

How to make honeycomb brittle:
This recipe is similar to Cinder toffee except that the toffee is not poured into cold water to set and honey, not sugar, is the sweetening agent. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


1/2 cup (8oz) clear honey
1/4 pint water
generous pinch of bicarbonate of soda
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Mix the honey and water in a saucepan and heat slowly to boiling point.
- Boil hard, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 138-140oc/280-285of.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
- Pour the toffee into a greased 8 inch square tin and leave until hard.
- Break into pieces when it is quite cold and store the honeycomb brittle in an airtight tin.