I enjoy honeycomb more that brittle because it is lighter and much airier. Tossing in a few hazelnuts gives it more crunch and coating it in chocolate, I mean, when does coating something in chocolate not make it better? This Hazelnut Honeycomb also makes a great giftable that you can make at home and give something handmade this Christmas.
Today is day 2 of my Christmas Advent Calendar. Tomorrow my friend Lori, of Josie & Nina will share her Coconut Macaroon recipe. She shares Italian inspired dishes that just might be a family heirloom from one of her grandmothers Josie or Nina. Be sure to check back for her recipe tomorrow and come back every day through December 24th for a new recipe!
How to make Honeycomb at home.
On top of being one of the simplest and fastest confections you could ever make it is completely delicious. If you are looking for THE PERFECT thing to make as homemade gifts, this Hazelnut Honeycomb is it!
This recipe literally takes about 20 minutes of active time. About 8 to make the honeycomb and then 8 to melt and apply the chocolate and 4 to cut or break and package. Seriously, I set a timer.
The only extra time it will take is the hour you have to wait for the honeycomb to COMPLETELY COOL before you add the chocolate! You just have to let it hang out so it can harden and so you don't crush at the layers you just created when you added the baking soda.
Making it your OWN!
I have chosen to add the hazelnuts to this honeycomb recipe, most recipes don't call for any additives. If you want to leave them out or choose a different nut, by all means, make it your own.
The recipe will work perfectly without the hazelnuts and you can still coat it with chocolate if you want. But again, that is an optional step. If your a total purest the recipe at its core is a light fluffy honeycomb you can enjoy as it sits!
The chocolate will probably take about an hour to dry, so again, we have to practice a little patience, but your active working time on this recipe is short.