Today’s random craving: a Cadbury’s Crunchy bar!
I don’t really know why, as they were never my favourite kind of sweet, but I felt a craving come along for one, and I thought, why buy one when you can make a vegan version, and it will be so much fun (honeycomb is like magic to create!) I tried honeycomb out a few weeks ago and it really failed, but I think I found a foolproof method this time, and it requires no sugar thermometer and no silly timers! It’s really brilliant to make and tastes so crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth – divine :)
It’s pictured at the bottom with an awesome chocolate microwave cake I made inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie’s version, which I had as my snack today, I’d really recommend having the two together to get the full chocolatey honeycomb experience, but you could also snap the honeycomb into pieces and dip them in melted chocolate, which would taste just like a Crunchy bar – either way, enjoy!
For the honeycomb
100g of caster sugar
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
One and a half teaspoons of bicarbonate of sugar
For the microwave chocolate cake
One and a half tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
One and a half tablespoons of caster sugar
3 teaspoons of apple sauce
3 tablespoons of soy milk
Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- To make the honeycomb, simply put the caster sugar and golden syrup into a stainless steel pan, stir once, and then heat (do not stir at all whilst it’s on the heat!)
- Leave the sugar to bubble away for a few minutes until it’s turned a deep golden colour, like maple syrup, then quickly whisk in the bicarbonate of soda, and when it whooshes up, pour it into a small tin lined with grease-proof paper (it will spread out by itself).
- Leave for a few minutes to set, then bash into little pieces.
- To make the mug cake, mix the dry ingredients together in a small mug, then add the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Microwave for around a minute, then turn out onto a plate, cover with a few chocolate buttons and impale with a piece of honeycomb.
Serves one (honeycomb serves more though!)