Hokey Pokey (as it’s known in Cornwall) is basically that childhood teeth breaking style candy that looks very similar to honeycomb. It’s satisfyingly crunchy with a bit of a chew, which, when slathered in dark chocolate (my preference) becomes a temptation too far… so much so I packed them off with my Husband this morning because I knew I would end up snacking on them all day if they remained in near reach. That’s not to say I didn’t sample the goods (or keep the crumbs for ice-cream topping, ahem) but the majority had to leave the premises lest I succumb to a hokey pokey eating mess on the sofa. It happens.
Honeycomb Candy [Vegan]
- 1 scant cup caster sugar
- 4 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2.1 ounces vegan dark chocolate
- Line a large chopping board with baking parchment.
- Mix the sugar and syrup until combined.
- Heat until it begins to bubble and simmer for a further 3-5minutes until golden and smooth – do not stir!
- Take off the heat and whisk in the bicarb quickly. Turn out immediately onto the parchment and allow it to cool completely.
- Break into pieces using a hammer or very sharp knife.
- Melt the chocolate in a double broiler. Dip the larger pieces in the chocolate (I prefer to just dip the tops) and generously drizzle over the rest.
- Set aside until the chocolate hardens. Store in a container for up to a week.