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Chocolate Caramel Honeycomb with Salted Mixed Nuts

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It is national squirrel appreciation day on Thursday, the 21st. That’s right, you heard me. National. Squirrel. Appreciation. Day. We did not make this up. And some of you might not appreciate squirrels at all. Like when they eat all that bird seed you put out for THE BIRDS or how about when they run under your car? We hate that. But ok, they are cute and someone did make this holiday up so let’s celebrate by making something fun and….nutty. This one is good because of all those elements and textures we love – Chocolate, crunch and salt. Can’t go wrong. BTW, we did not share any of this with the squirrels.

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Chocolate Caramel Honeycomb with Salted Nuts

 

Ingredients

 

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1  tablespoon corn syrup

3 tablespoons water

3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

1/4 cup salted nuts

 

 

Directions

 

Place the baking soda in a small bowl and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a large heavy saucepan (don’t go small here, not less than a 2 1/2 quart), combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.

Without stirring, bring syrup to a boil. Continue to cook without stirring, using a pastry brush dipped in water to wash down side of saucepan until caramel turns a very light golden brown. This can get tricky so watch this carefully. LIGHT brown is the key. It continues to brown after you take it off the heat and will darken.

Remove caramel from heat and whisk in the baking soda for 3 to 5 seconds; the caramel will start to bubble and swell (love this part). Pour bubbling caramel onto the lined baking sheet. Allow to cool, undisturbed, until room temperature.

Melt the chocolate and spread over honeycomb in an even layer. Back of a spoon works great for this. Sprinkle the mixed nuts all over and let cool until set.

Break it apart and go for it. This will last, stored in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 5 days. Yeah right :-)

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