- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tsp baking soda--sifted
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
A melt in your mouth candy that is an old family favorite
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
This is a sweet treat that is an old fashioned favorite in my family. My dad called this honeycomb candy and I’ve heard others call it sea foam candy. This is due to the appearance of tiny bubbles or holes. The candy is similar to toffee but with the texture is crunchy but also foamy. It kind of melts in your mouth. It is simple to make, but requires some patience in getting to the correct temperature and texture. I like to dip it into dark or semi-sweet chocolate. I’ve used milk chocolate but I think it is too sweet. This candy is definitely a treat I make on special occasions and especially when my dad comes for a visit.
Belle’s Honeycomb Candy
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp baking soda–sifted
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line a 9×13 pan with foil
Mix sugars and syrup in a heavy bottomed pan. On low heat, stir until the candy reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and quickly sift the baking soda over the mixture and stir rapidly to thoroughly mix. It will turn bubbly and light. Quickly spread it in the pan but you don’t want to be popping all the tiny bubbles.
Let the candy cool and harden then break it into pieces. In a microwave safe dish, melt the chocolate. Dip pieces of the candy into the melted chocolate and let the chocolate set.