How to make your own crunchie!

Thank Crunchie it’s friday, the sun came out today AND it’s the start of the holidays – hooray! (I’m sure I won’t be saying that mid-way through August when i’ve run out of activity ideas, but hey)

To celebrate i’ve made home-made crunchie – aka honeycomb. I’ve been meaning to make it for AGES and finally got round to it when thinking what ice cream to make.

This is too easy to make - could be dangerous!

You would not believe how simple this is to create. I mean properly EASY. I’m going to bash mine up into smithereens with a rolling pin and throw it in the ice cream maker with a tub of fresh vanilla custard. But you could scatter it over desserts or perhaps just straight into your mouth!


80g butter
160g caster sugar
80g golden syrup
2 tsp bicarb soda
baking sheet 20cm x 20cm or similar 

1. Grease the baking sheet thoroughly with vegetable oil. Put the butter, sugar and syrup into a medium sized pan and melt over a gentle heat. Turn up the heat to medium and allow the mixture to bubble for a few minutes without stirring until it turns golden brown.

2. Add the bicarb of soda stirring until the mixture froths up then immediately pour into your greased baking sheet. Leave to cool and harden up.

3. Use a sharp knife to cut it into chunks – once you’ve got the first bit out it’s much easier to prise from the tin!


About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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2 Responses to How to make your own crunchie!

  1. HELEN JESSUP says:

    that sounds so easy, I have to try it…..and I have just said to my OH that we also need to get an ice-cream maker, that it would benefit us all !

  2. Beky says:

    Yum, I was wondering what to make for dinner tonight! 🙂

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