A sweet honeycomb, brittle, crumbly and crunchy treat
Its funny to me that in Scotland we don't really use the word "candy" all that much.
Candy in Scotland is known as Sweeties. "Can I get a packet of sweeties Mum"?
Puff Candy is sold in a chocolate bar form in Britain, otherwise known as a Crunchie
I googled Puff Candy and it goes by many names around the world like Cinder Toffee, Honeycomb Toffee, Hokey Pokey, Sponge Candy and Sea Foam, who knew it went by so many titles, something I didn't know
By no means is this healthy, but its oh so good, the sugar content is off the charts, like many things us Scots munch on
This is fun to make, its a bit like a science project, who knew that something could expand like this
When you add in the soda it foams and expands, very interesting
You will need
4 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Golden Syrup (can also use Corn Syrup)
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda (Baking Soda)
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil to grease
- Once blended, leave on a simmer where you see small bubbles constantly, DO NOT STIR, leave like this for 5 minutes, it will darken and appear burnt (its not)
- Remove from heat and add the soda, mix in using a whisk, it will expand
You can enjoy Puff Candy just as it is or crush the Puff Candy up as an ice cream or dessert topping.
Another great way to enjoy this treat is to dip in chocolate (this is like the Crunchie chocolate bar mention earlier)
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I need to make this with my grand kids. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"ReplyDelete
Ooh, this looks so good. I went to Ireland when I was 16 and crunchie was my favorite candy that I tried there. I will most definitely be trying this. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Oh my sugary goodness does this look good! I can only imagine how good it would be with the chocolate coating. Yum! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.ReplyDelete
This looks amazing! I need some of it right now!ReplyDelete
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You realize that this is peanut brittle without the peanuts:) I love peanut brittle and I am sure this would be great alsoReplyDelete
This looks so yummy. Normally I try to keep my sugar consumption down, but we're heading into the Holidays, and I think I will give this recipe a try!ReplyDelete
I have to try this! I think I have had it covered in chocolate. Pretty sure what I am remembering was called sponge candy.ReplyDelete
I think I've had something like this before- it was a Cadbury candy from the UK called Honeycomb I think? It was good! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Meatless Monday :)ReplyDelete
This looks super yummy. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
it kind of looks like peanut brittle without the peanuts. is it?ReplyDelete
You are the second person to say this, I am not sure. I know that the peanut brittle i know from Scotland is more like brittle toffee rather than the honeycomb melt in you mouth stuff that is Puff Candy, the peanut brittle recipe I have uses butter as an extra ingredient also.Delete
I've always wondered about how to make it. I have it pinned now so thanks!ReplyDelete
I think I'll make this tomorrow. I'm really loving your blog!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Patricia, will you make some for your Father?Delete
Thanks for posting this. I was trying to explain Puff Candy to a colleague here in California, so now I can make him some! There's also an Australian candy bar very similar the the UK Crunchie, the Violet Crumble. Both are sometimes available at Cost Plus.ReplyDelete
Just about to make some of this and a few other Scottish treats for Burn's night this weekend but just want to comment this is not anything like peanut brittle!ReplyDelete
I completely agree ! I mean where are the peanuts ;)Delete
What size of tin is this meant to fill ? ��ReplyDelete
What size of tin is this meant to fill ? 🙄ReplyDelete
It doesn't really fill the tin it simply gets scraped out of the pot and left to set before breaking it into bite sized pieces. I used s regular 6x10 baking trayDelete
Puff Candy - the best! Made it as a kid in UK over 70 years ago. Loved it. Just found the receipe and will make some tomorrow. Dont go much for the chocolate coated Crunchie. Puff Candy is far better on its own. Try it you will love it.ReplyDelete
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I'm so happy I found your blog! I use to live in Tomball, small world. Now in NC. LOVE your Scottish recipes. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try it.ReplyDelete