About this recipe: I've been on a bit of a sweet run lately and found this one from way back. Your own version of a Crunchie - just without the chocolate. This is easy to make and fun when you add the bicarb!
Make your very own crunchie by dipping the pieces of honeycomb in melted chocolate, then letting them set on a piece of greaseproof paper!
Made a half batch and results were excellent. My tips. I heated sugar/syrup to 160C and then whisked in bicarb off the heat. After 5 seconds I poured it out. Don't try to smooth it - leave it where it lands or it will collapse. Don't try to scrape remains from the pan - ditto. Put pan and utensils immediately into hot water and it all dissolves in a couple of mins and so no chiseling. Will try to choc coat some today! - 01 Jul 2012
Fabulous recipe. The trick is, as the recipe states, bring the toffee mixture to the hard toffee stage, by putting in a drop in some water letting it sit for a few seconds and tasting, if it crunches, it is ready to turn off the heat. This takes about 5 minutes, careful to not have the heat too high, just a low medium heat, just so it simmers, otherwise it will burn. When you add the bicarbonate, do it all at once, then when fluffy and fully mixed, put into large flat tray with baking paper. Don't try to smooth out, as the mixture will collapse. Let set, without touching. Yum. - 22 Aug 2012