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Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy

Light, airy, sweet, and crunchy, this Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy is a scrumptious caramel-flavored treat. With just a few ingredients, you can make this decadent candy right at home with this easy and fun recipe.

Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy

If you love a rich caramel flavor that’s crunchy, tastes like toffee, and is surrounded by chocolate, you’ll want to make this candy!

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

If you haven’t tried honeycomb candy before, that may not be surprising. It goes by other names, too, such as sponge candy, hokey pokey, and sea foam, which all refer to its airy texture.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

It’s a popular candy in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. About the only place you can find it in the United States is your own kitchen! Luckily, the recipe is super simple and requires just a few ingredients.

Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy

It’s a wonderful candy to make during the holidays for yourself or to share with friends, family, and co-workers. Because it’s covered in chocolate, go ahead and add festive sprinkles to give it some holiday flair!

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

Ingredients Needed

  • Sugar – Use white granulated sugar. Once this heats and mixes with the other ingredients, it helps give the syrup a caramel flavor.
  • Water – Plain tap water is fine. It adds a little liquid to the heated mixture to get it going. It cooks away as the mixture heats.
  • Honey – For sweetness, flavor, and stickiness. Any flavor will do.
  • Corn Syrup – This is essential to this candy. It adds sweetness and helps create a syrupy consistency as the mixture heats.
  • Baking Soda – This is the ingredient that’s needed to create the honeycomb texture. Use fresh baking soda, just to be on the safe side to make sure it activates!
  • Chocolate Almond Bark Or Chocolate Melts – Used to coat the candy.
  • Sprinkles – These are optional, but if you’re making this candy for the holidays, they add a festive touch.

How To Make Honeycomb Candy

Note: This is a summary of the recipe steps. For complete instructions, see the recipe card down below.

STEP 1: Line a 9 x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

STEP 2: In a large pot, stir together the sugar, water, honey, and corn syrup to combine and heat it on medium-high until it bubbles and a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees. It should be a light caramel color.

STEP 3: Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda. It will immediately bubble and foam.

STEP 4: Carefully pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish and let it firm up for at least 1 hour.

STEP 5: After the candy is firm and set, remove it from the baking dish using the overhang of the parchment paper. You can either drop it on your countertop so it will break into pieces or set it gently on the counter and use a knife to cut the candy into pieces.

STEP 6: Melt the chocolate and dip the honeycomb candy pieces in it to coat. Set each piece back on the parchment paper and garnish with sprinkles, if desired.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

How Is The Honeycomb Texture Made?

The secret to creating a texture that looks like a honeycomb is by adding baking soda to the hot stovetop syrup mixture. After the stovetop syrup mixture has been created and removed from the heat, you’ll add the baking soda to the mixture. Here’s where the science happens! The baking soda reacts with the ingredients in the syrup and produces a chemical reaction of carbon dioxide. You’ll notice this because it will bubble up, which creates air pockets in the syrup, which in turn, creates the honeycomb texture. It also helps make the cooled candy light and chewy.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

If you have kids, they’ll get a kick out of watching the baking soda foam up the second you add it to the hot mixture. It’s one of those teachable moments where your kitchen becomes a science lab as you explain the chemical reaction process, but assure them that it’s perfectly safe to eat once it’s all cooled and covered in chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

What Type Of Chocolate Should I Use For Dipping?

You can use chocolate almond bark, and chocolate melting wafers in any flavor of chocolate you like, including white chocolate. These all melt perfectly in the microwave.

You can use chocolate chips, but since they’re not specifically made to be a chocolate coating, you might want to add a smidge of coconut oil to them for a smoother look.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

How To Dip The Honeycomb Candy In Chocolate

I use the spoon, fork, and toothpick method to dip the candy in the melted chocolate.

  1. Once the chocolate is melted and still warm, pick up a piece of candy with your fingers and drop it in the chocolate.
  2. Use a spoon to spoon the melted chocolate over the piece of candy to make sure it’s completely covered.
  3. Use a fork to scoop underneath the candy and lift it out of the chocolate. Hold it over the bowl to let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. You can gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl and then gently scrape the bottom of the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any remaining chocolate.
  4. Use a toothpick to help push the piece of candy onto the parchment paper so that it doesn’t fall off the fork and mess up the smooth chocolate coating.
Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy


Chocolate Dipped: Dip each piece of candy only halfway, leaving part of the caramel-colored candy exposed.

Chocolate Drizzled: Don’t dip the candy pieces at all, just drizzle melted chocolate over them.

Honeycomb: Enjoy the candy without any chocolate!

Sprinkles: Any type of sprinkles can set the theme if you’re making this for a holiday.

Flaky Sea Salt: Give this candy its favorite sidekick, sea salt, as a garnish on top of the chocolate for this delicious treat.

Crushed Nuts: Garnish with crushed peanuts, pistachios, or hazelnuts on top of the chocolate coating.

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy

Pro Tips

  • Use a pot larger and deeper than you think you need. Once you add the baking soda, the entire mixture will foam and bubble. up. You don’t want it to bubble over! A deep pot with high sides is the way to go.
  • On that note, remember that you’re working with molten sugar as you heat this mixture up, so stand back so you’re not splashed, and make sure your kids are safely away from the mixture if and when they’re observing the foamy part when you add the baking soda.
  • Speaking of baking soda, it’s not a bad idea to actually sift the baking soda before you add it. Because it reacts immediately when added, the last thing you want is lumps of baking soda in the mixture. It happens.
Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy


Store this candy in an airtight container on your countertop for up to 5 days.

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Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy
Yield: Makes- 16 servings

Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb Candy

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes

Light, airy, sweet, and crunchy, this Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy is a scrumptious caramel-flavored treat. With just a few ingredients, you can make this decadent candy right at home with this easy and fun recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 pound chocolate almond bark or chocolate melts
  • Sprinkles optional


  1. gather all of the ingredients. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large heavy-bottomed pot add sugar, water, honey, and corn syrup and gently stir to combine.  Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  4. Turn the heat to medium-high and let bubble until a light caramel color and your candy thermometer reads 300 degrees. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  5. DO NOT STIR while it is cooking. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  6. KEEP A CLOSE EYE because you do not want it to get too dark. You are looking for a light caramel color.  
  7. Once the candy has reached 300 remove the pan from the heat and stir in your baking soda until foamy.
  8. Immediately pour it into a lined baking dish. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  9. Set aside and let set for 1 hour. 
  10. Once the candy is set lift it out of the pan using the parchment paper and drop it onto the counter causing the candy to crack and break into pieces. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  11. A sharp knife can be used as well to cut it into pieces but sometimes that can cause it to shatter as it is a delicate candy. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  12. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals until smooth and melted. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  13. Dip each piece of honeycomb into the chocolate and tap off the excess. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  14. Place the candy back onto parchment paper. Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy
  15. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired. 
  16. Serve.


Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy is a great holiday treat.  I love making candy around the holidays for desserts, and for gifts.  This Honeycomb candy is fun to make as it foams up from baking soda creating all the bubbles in the candy making it a crispy, light candy.  I love coating it in chocolate for an extra touch, it also keeps it fresh longer.  A few holiday sprinkles and you'll have a festive candy everyone will love. 

This Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Candy is light and airy.  It is crisp and full of bubbles giving it a honeycomb appearance.  It tastes like caramel and honey and the chocolate coating adds richness.

Tips and Tricks

  • You can also drizzle white chocolate across the top for a different look. 
  • Store this candy in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
  • Be careful when working with sugar as it can get extremely hot. 
  • I highly recommend using a candy thermometer but if you do not have one you can keep an eye on the color and pull it off the heat when it is a light caramel color. 
  • You can also use white chocolate for coating the honeycomb.


Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 323mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 4gSugar 29gProtein 5g

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