Recently my friend Lucy and I attempted (unsuccessfully) to make popping candy. It wasn’t all bad though, we ended up making sour Fizzers and honeycomb. This post is about accidental honeycomb!

Popping candy (or sour Fizzers) require sugar, corn syrup, bi-carb soda, citric acid, flavour and colour. It was SO sour that we decided to have another go without the citric acid. When we added the bi-carb soda the mixture went super fluffy and we realised we had honeycomb. Magic!

01 honeycombIngredients:

  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • ½ light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 teaspoons bi-carb soda (or baking soda, but not baking powder)


  • measuring cup
  • saucepan
  • spoon
  • oven tray


  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan
  2. Mix
  3. Bring to the boil
  4. Boil until the mixture turns light yellow (very light, any darker and it will have a burnt taste. Remove from the heat.
  5. Generously sprinkle an oven tray with icing sugar
  6. Add bi-carb soda to the sugar mix and stir. It will increase in size very quickly
  7. Pour on to an over tray and leave to set
  8. Break into pieces and enjoy.

02 steps



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