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I moved to San Jose, California the day after I got married.  Within the following 2 weeks, we moved to San Diego, but I spent just enough time in San Jose to go to this little market (C J Olson, on El Camino) that sold “chocolate covered honeycomb”.  It wasn’t real honeycomb… it was a caramelized sugar candy, riddled with tunnelesque holes, resembling honeycomb and covered in chocolate.  Absolutely delicious.  So while browsing pinterest one day, I saw a recipe for “sponge candy”.  It looked alot like the honeycomb candy we had in San Jose.  So I tried the recipe and it was dead on.  Just as delicious as I remembered!



1 cup sugar

1 cup dark corn syrup

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

Stir the sugar, corn syrup and vinegar in a saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.  Raise the heat to medium high and continue cooking till the mixture reached 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.  Stir in the baking soda while removing from the heat and pour into a baking pan lined with foil and sprayed with non stick spray.  Cool completely before removing from the pan.  Once removed, score with a knife and break into bite size pieces. Melt the chocolate in a skillet and with a spoon, drizzle over the broken pieces.  Chill in the refrigerator before serving.