Chocolate Organge Honeycomb

So this is a twist on a recipe I found for Honeycomb bites on the Little Green Spoon Website which I love.  Do you ever find yourself with not much in the fridge for dinner or some random items in your cupboard or veg box and think now what the heck am I going to do with these ?!.  I like to look at sites like Little Green Spoon and do searches using specific ingredients.  Another favourite is Food52,  they have a zillion recipes for all sorts of ingredients.  Anyway get to the point with the honeycomb says you so here goes;

Ingredients;

150gm orange flavoured chocolate, I use Green & Blacks or Aine's.  If you can't get orange use plain dark and add orange essence or zest of a small orange)

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

150gm brown sugar

Method;

Line a square or rectangular tin with greaseproof paper.  

Pop sugar and maple syrup into a pot over a low heat and stir until the sugar totally dissolves,  it takes about 2/3 minutes. 

Remove your pot from the heat and stir in the soda,  it will suddenly double in size and you want to get that mix into your tin ASAP before it all starts to stick to the pop.  Flatten it out in the tin as much as you can (spatula or knife is best for this).  Stick the tin of honeycomb in the freezer for 30 mins.

Melt your chocolate slowly in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (if using plain chocolate this is when you'd add in your orange essence or zest).   Take the honeycomb out of the freezer and pour the chocolate on top.  Put the tin in the fridge for about 15 mins or so until the chocolate has hardened.

Remove from the fridge and break it up into whatever size pieces you want.   I keep mine stored in a biscuit tin lined with some greaseproof or you can keep in the fridge if you're worried about the chocolate melting but it will make the honeycomb chewier.

The best bit about this recipe is you don't need lots of bowls and utensils nor does the oven have to be turned on....RESULT !

Hope you enjoy :)

 

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