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  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf pan 1x


Honeycomb, or 'Hokey Pokey' as it is called in New Zealand, is a classic treat. Honey and sugar are cooked together, then baking soda added to make a foamy, slightly bitter but sweet treat.




  1. Line a baking tray or loaf pan with parchment paper or silpat. Measure out baking soda into a ramekin. In a small pot, over medium heat, combine sugar and honey.
  2. Heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, and boil for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and add baking soda and quickly stir to incorporate.
  3. Mixture will become very frothy. Pour out onto prepared tray. Leave to harden. When set, cut into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.


The honeycomb is super humidity sensitive, so make sure you store it in an airtight container as soon as it is set. I usually make it on a sheet pan but this time I poured the hot honeycomb into a loaf pan which gave me huge bubbles and much thicker pieces.

Keywords: Honeycomb, manuka honey, hokey pokey, New Zealand