Servings: Makes 25 bite-size pieces
Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar1/4 cup light corn syrup1/2 tsp. honey1/4 tsp. powdered gelatin3 tsp. baking soda1/2 bar semisweet chocolate , for dipping (optional)
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Lightly butter and flour a 9" x 13" aluminum roasting pan; set aside.
In a medium pot, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 3 tablespoons water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring gently, until sugar has dissolved; it will start to bubble. Swirl occasionally. Add honey and continue cooking until temperature reaches 325°, then turn off heat. Let pan sit 3 minutes.
Dissolve gelatin in a scant 1 teaspoon water until it starts to thicken. Vigorously stir gelatin into sugar mixture until thoroughly combined, then stir in baking soda. Pour immediately into prepared pan. Do not move pan; let sit for at least 2 hours, then use a large fork or hammer to break apart pieces. If desired, dip in melted chocolate.