How to make honeycomb recipe

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Cooking Time1 hours cooling time

Wondering how to make honeycomb? It's not as tricky as you might think!

You just need five ingredients to make honeycomb at home and in five simple steps you'll have yourself a sweet treat!

Enjoy the taste of childhood with this delicious traditional homemade sweet. Once you know how to make honeycomb at home the possibilities are endless. Eat it on its own or add it to desserts for a sweet twist. Try crumbling it onto ice cream, baking it into brownies or covering it in melted chocolate. Just like making your own retro chocolate treat at home!


  • 140g liquid glucose
  • 400g sugar
  • 75g clear honey
  • 2tbsp baking soda
  • 5tbsp water




  1. Firstly, line a baking tray (a shallow one if you have it) with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan (heavy-based ones are best), put the liquid glucose, honey, sugar and water. Heat the mixture gently and stir from time to time until you see the sugar dissolving.
  3. Turn up the heat and let the mixture cook until you see it transform into a light golden colour.
  4. When it changes colour, blend in the baking soda - you'll see the mixture turn into a foaming mass and at this point, pour it into the parchment paper-lined baking tray.
  5. Let the mixture cool for about an hour. When it has cooled, break up the honeycomb using the end of a rolling pin. You can store the honeycomb in an airtight jar until you need it.
Top Tip for making How to make honeycomb

Liquid glucose is widely available in most large supermarkets.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies