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Sponge Toffee (Honeycomb) – Easy Treat

Sponge Toffee, or Honeycomb, is a light airy sweet treat that is actually very easy to make at home. Dip in chocolate for an even more decadent treat!

chocolate dipped sponge toffee on a white serving platter

Sponge Toffee (Honeycomb) Recipe

Sponge Toffee may look like it is tricky to make but it is actually very easy!

This is one of my Dad’s favorite treats and I always buy him some for Christmas. I never even thought about trying to make it because it looked so fancy and decadent I figured it must be hard to make… until one day I decided to try and make it and discovered this is a 4 ingredient dessert!

Give this a try and you won’t be disappointed. This is a great year round gift!

What is in Sponge Toffee

ingredients to make sponge toffee

Secret Ingredient

  • Baking Soda – if you ever wondered how those beautiful airy bubbles form in sponge toffee, the secret is baking soda. The base of this treat is sugar, honey and water that is melted together. Once a spoon of baking soda is added in the mixture puffs up and all the wonderful bubbles are formed! It’s magical to watch.

How to Make Sponge Toffee

steps to make sponge toffee

Check out my Video Tutorial here

Full Printable Recipe Below

Note: During the entire cooking process be very careful not to get any of the sugar mixture on your hands. The mixture will be very hot. I recommend wearing oven mitts during the cooking process to be extra safe.

1 Line a rectangular 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper to cover the base of the pan and high enough to go above the edges of the pan.

2 In a medium sized pot stir together the sugar, honey and water with a metal whisk or fork.

3 Heat on medium heat for 12-15 minutes until everything fully melts and started to bubble.

4 Once the mixture has turned amber in color, add in the baking soda and stir vigorously. The mixture will being to foam up, bubble, and double – triple in size. Turn the heat off.

5 Using a rubber spatula pour the mixture into the lined baking dish.
Note: the mixture will flatten and spread throughout the baking dish on it’s own. Do not use a utensil to spread the mixture out. If you try to spread it out with a utensil it will cause holes and gaps. Do NOT use hands to spread mixture, it will burn you!

6 Leave the sponge toffee at room temperature to set for 2 hours. Once it has hardened break into smaller pieces.

steps to dip sponge toffee in chocolate

Optional: in a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips in 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval.

Dip pieces of sponge toffee in chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined tray. Chill in the fridge until chocolate sets.

chocolate dipped sponge toffee on a white serving platter

How to Store Sponge Toffee

Store chocolate dipped sponge toffee in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Sponge toffee not dipped in chocolate, can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature (away from direct sunlight) for up to 2 weeks.

chocolate dipped sponge toffee on a white serving platter

Looking for More Simple Sweets?

Check out more of my simple sweets recipes here

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge – creamy and rich, this easy chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is so simple and quick to make. You only need three ingredients and most of the work is done in the microwave!
  • Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars – this may just be the perfect 5 ingredient dessert. Creamy cheesecake bars with a chocolate chip cookie dough crust with even more cookie pieces crumbled on top.
  • Lemon Blueberry Angel Cake – the perfect combination of fresh lemony pudding and blueberry pie filling! All layered together with light angel food cake and whipped cream.

Enjoy!

– Sab

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, may earn me a small commission.

chocolate dipped sponge toffee on a white serving platter

Sponge Toffee (Honeycomb)

Sponge Toffee, or honeycomb, is a light airy sweet treat that is actually very easy to make at home. Dip in chocolate for an even more decadent treat!
4.87 from 15 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda

Optional Garnish

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Note: During the entire cooking process be very careful not to get any of the sugar mixture on your hands. The mixture will be very hot. I recommend wearing oven mitts during the cooking process to be extra safe.
  • Line a rectangular 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper to cover the base of the pan and high enough to go above the edges of the pan.
  • In a medium sized pot stir together the sugar, honey and water with a metal whisk or fork.
  • Heat on medium heat for 12-15 minutes until everything fully melts and started to bubble.
  • Once the mixture has turned amber in color add in the baking soda and stir vigorously. The mixture will being to foam up, bubble, and double – triple in size. Turn the heat off.
  • Using a rubber spatula pour the mixture into the lined baking dish.
    Note: the mixture will flatten and spread throughout the baking dish on it's own. Do not use a utensil to spread the mixture out. If you try to spread it out with a utensil it will cause holes and gaps. Do NOT use hands to spread mixture, it will burn you!
  • Leave the sponge toffee at room temperature to set for 2 hours.
  • Once it has hardened break into smaller pieces.
  • Optional: in a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips in 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
    Dip pieces of sponge toffee in chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined tray. Chill in the fridge until chocolate sets.
  • Storage:
    Store chocolate dipped sponge toffee in an air tight container in the fridge.
    Sponge toffee (not dipped in chocolate) can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature (away from direct sunlight) for up to 2 weeks.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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