This quick candy is so easy to make but when you give it as a hostess or holiday gift, the recipient can’t help but feel special. This started off as a Nigella Lawson recipe, but I had to change some measurements and tweak it to our tastes. You will need a candy thermometer to make this, so be prepared. Also, you want to make sure that the baking soda and vanilla are on deck before you even start. I do love that it does look just like honeycomb in the middle once you crack it. How awesome!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9×13 piece of aluminum foil, lightly greased
Place the sugar and and corn syrup in a saucepan and stir together.
Put the pan over medium heat. Let the mixture bubble for about 5 minutes. You’re looking to see the mixture look like bubbling maple syrup. After 5 minutes, place the candy thermometer in the mixture. Once the syrup reaches 290 degrees, turn off heat.
Immediately shake in baking soda and pour in vanilla. Stir until mixture foams into a light brown froth.
Quickly pour froth onto foil and spread out. If you want thin pieces, spread it close to the edges. For thicker pieces, just let the candy spread out on it’s own.
Once it cools, fold up the sides of the foil and hit the candy in the middle to break into pieces. Enjoy!