This Homemade Dark Chocolate Honeycomb is such a fun treat! Similar in flavor to chocolate covered toffee, but light and airy with the perfect crisp – so yummy!
My first encounter with dark chocolate honeycomb was nearly four years ago. Sprouts was new to our area and a friend of mine joined me as we slowly perused the scoop-able bulk bin aisles. Fully intrigued, we tried more than our fair share of the chocolate treats. They had chocolate covered walnuts, cashews, pecans and peanut clusters. Along with lemon coated almonds, Australian licorice, organic gummy bears, and so, SO many other things. But the honeycomb was one we hadn’t heard of before. Upon first tasting, I wasn’t sure exactly what to think. But it wasn’t long before it became my favorite chocolate find among all their options. I craved it, and rarely made a trip without getting at least a piece or two.
About a year ago, Sprouts changed suppliers for some of their bulk bin items. As they changed suppliers, the dark chocolate honeycomb disappeared.😪 Replaced with an equally good, but not quite the same Chocolate Sponge Toffee.
What makes this Dark Chocolate Honeycomb SO good?
- It’s perfectly light and airy with just the right amount of crisp.
- Coated in rich dark chocolate, need I say more?
- SUPER simple ingredients and easy to make
- You probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry
- An impressive homemade treat to share with others
- Pairs perfectly with my Dairy-Free Homemade Chocolate Chips making it dairy-free and soy-free!
- No preservatives or additives 🙌🏻
I did a quick search to see if I could find a way to make my own honeycomb. At which point, I realized that honeycomb is a thing. I came across a ton of recipes for various versions. I researched a few that looked fairly easy, without a ton of ingredients, and set to work. After a few failed attempts, I’m pretty happy with this one! Is it exactly like the ones I use to get from Sprouts? No. But is it light and airy with the perfect crisp, and super rich dipped in dark chocolate? Yes! And addicting? Yes!
If you’re a chocolate lover like myself, give this one a try! I’d love to hear what you think if you do!
Homemade Dark Chocolate Covered Honeycomb
- 3/4 cup organic sugar
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups Homemade Dark Chocolate Chips or store-bought
- Line 8x8 dish with parchment paper.
- Add organic sugar, honey and water to small sauce pan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.
- Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil. You’ll cook mixture at a low boil it turns a honey caramel color, this took right at 8 minutes for me. You’ll want to watch it carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn. I tested the recipe a few times and found I was happier with the taste when I removed it sooner rather than later once it reached the light golden caramel color. (If you have a candy thermometer, this should happen at about 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once desired color is reached, remove from heat, and immediately stir in baking soda, whisking quickly but gently as the mixture grows in size. Pour into a parchment lined dish and allow to fully cool until you are able to crack or cut into pieces.
- While honeycomb cools, add dark chocolate chips to the top of a double boiler. Bring water below to a boil, then once chocolate starts to melt, reduce heat too low. You may need to add a little coconut oil or milk of choice to thin the chocolate out. If you do not have a double boiler, you can also add chocolate chips to microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until a smooth consistency is reached.
- Once chocolate is ready, use a spoon to dip honeycomb pieces, then set on wax paper and allow to fully cool and chocolate hardens. Enjoy!
- Store in airtight container at room temperature.