38 comments

  1. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 6:30 am

    What a great thing, Cynthia, I was just daydreaming about honeycomb and that I should really make some and you’ve put lots of lovely images to said dream. I am hungry, really hungry now. Nicole

  2. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 7:03 am

    This is the perfect halloween treat and that hint of cayenne sounds like the perfect touch! I love the natural color here that makes it fun and festive while still being a much healthier option to all the packaged halloween candies! This is lovely!

  3. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I don’t know what I am more excited about, making these candies or buying that cookbook! I love how creative this is. Like you, I’m not too big on spicy candies but I’m definitely intrigued to try these with a little bit of spice.

  4. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Oh my gosh, these are perfect. Spooky, chocolate-y, and just gorgeous. I especially love this line:

    “You boil sugar, syrup, and a few sundry extras together until feisty and darkly golden, throw baking soda in and watch it foam up like it’s alive, then pour it onto a baking sheet while, if you’re me, trying not to scream or drop it all on the floor.” It’s so fitting for halloween w/ the living foam and the screech!

    And I agree with you completely. Sam’s book is gorgeous all around. I have something coming to the blog from it next week and couldn’t be more excited about it! YAY, Sam!

  5. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Totally agree with everything that you say about Sam’s book – it’s rapidly become of of my absolute favourites and everything that I’ve made from it has been perfect. I’m so excited to try this sweet + spicy treat.

  6. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Can I just say how much I love this sentence: “You boil sugar, syrup, and a few sundry extras together until feisty and darkly golden, throw baking soda in and watch it foam up like it’s alive, then pour it onto a baking sheet while, if you’re me, trying not to scream or drop it all on the floor.” ???

    It’s perfect and made me laugh out loud. :-)

    xoxo

  7. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’m so itching to buy this book! I’m saving it as my end-of-family-medicine-rotation gift to myself. Her site is just so beautiful so I’m sure her book is too! And per usual I love your photos – I am even more excited about her book now :)

  8. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Girllllll you make this complex candy-making thang look SO easy and gorgeous!! I just got back from a trip to Turkey where I saw the most insane little piles of honeycomb in the markets! I never got around to buying/trying any, sadly, but your candy is totes bringing that honeycomb magic to my kitchen!! Woohoo!!! <3333

  9. says:

    October 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Oh Cynthia, I couldn’t agree more, Sam’s new book is to die for. And you definitely did her recipe justice. I’m swooning over the texture of your honeycomb candy, it looks so light and airy in your beautiful photos. Also slightly unrelated, but I’m loving the marble background!

  10. Aunt Maryanne says:

    October 29, 2015 at 4:32 am

    OK, this one I think I can do! Will try this weekend with Genny who is coming home and loves dark chocolate

  11. says:

    October 29, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I love honeycomb and the inclusion of something spicy sounds really interesting. I have some ‘grains of paradise’ that I’ve been given and I wonder if they would work in a honeycomb as well.

    Great pictures and thanks for putting me on to Love, Cake. It’s a brilliant blog.

  12. says:

    October 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I know nothing about making honeycomb, but you have me convinced I need to make this immediately. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Samantha’s book and this recipe is proving good things. LOVE!! xx

  13. says:

    November 22, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Hi frieeeeeeeeend! Finally playing catch up on my Feedly, and I was SO excited when I saw this post, because I honeycombed for my first time earlier this year and it was similarly thrilling — and, if we’re being honest, disastrous the first three times. After failing first myself, and then involving Chris and failing again, and then attempting to recalibrate the candy thermometer and failing again, we finally followed our noses and yanked the damn pot away *just* in the knick of time. (Although I did kinda like nibbling a few bits of the blacker batches. Smore’sy is just the right description!) Anyway, so glad for this brief opportunity to get back into TRB territory because I’ve missed your writing so! Silly me for taking such a hefty break. Never again! :) xo, Em

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