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Monday, July 15, 2013

Chocolate Honeycomb Snaps - The Sweet Swap


When I signed up for The Sweet Swap I was conjuring up in my mind incredible sweet creations reminiscent of my childhood reading the fantasy world of The Magic Faraway Tree...

I wanted shortbread, toffee, chocolate, honeycomb, meringue....

But the week of baking began and somehow I just started creating as I went along - hence my Chocolate Honeycomb Snaps were born - and wow I was not disappointed.
These little bites of deliciousness are crispy, sweet, salty and leave you wanting more.


They may seem complicated but when you break it down into its components it is really simple.
To make the shortbread you combine flour, rice flour, sugar and butter until a dough forms.


Combine your cocoa into half of the dough.


Roll the doughs out and cut into a rectangle shape.


Take your salted honeycomb (recipe at the end) and process until a powder.


It is pure gold.


Generously sprinkle a layer of honeycomb powder over the dough. 


Top with the alternate dough and sprinkle again with honeycomb powder


Carefully roll up.


After chilling in the fridge cut your roll into slices.


Place on lined baking tray leaving plenty of space.



Transfer to a cooling rack.


Drizzle with a little dark melted chocolate.


Last but not least it was such a delight to package these beauties and post off to my three Sweet Swap Matches - The Hangry Bitch, Voracious Vander and The Random Foodie.


 A huge thank you to Belly Rumbles and Chewtown for hosting such a great event where all the bloggers were able to share our love of baking and also to help some of the greatest people in need, providing banana shoots for families in Uganda.


But of course I cannot leave you without sharing the wonderful sweets I in turn received in the post.


Nutty BonBons from One Small Pot


Macadamia Toffee Crisps from Apricot Tart


Chablis Hearts from Flame Tree Flowers






Chocolate Honeycomb Snaps
(makes 50)

Salted Honeycomb Powder

100g caster sugar (I use raw)
50g honey
30g water
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used crushed pink salt)
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda

Line a shoe box with baking paper, ready to pour the honeycomb into (Zumbo tip!).
Combine sugar, honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir to dissolve and then bring to a boil until 150 degreesC. Take off heat and whisk in the salt followed quickly by the bi-carb. 
Pour into box and allow to cool completely.
Break into pieces and process until a powder.

Shortbread (plain and chocolate)

1 cup plain flour
1 tbsp rice flour
125g butter
1/4 cup caster sugar (I use raw)
1 tbsp cocoa
50g dark chocolate

Combine the flours, butter and sugar until a dough forms.
Divide the dough in two, set one aside and incorporate the cocoa into the other.
Roll out the doughs between grease proof papers until about 2-3 mm thick. 
Using a rectangle template (I a used a sturdy flyer covered in foil - 10cmx21cm) cut out shape.

Carefully spread out an even layer of honeycomb powder on the rolled out plain dough,
layer on the piece of rolled out chocolate dough, and carefully spread another even layer of honeycomb powder.
Carefully roll up. 
(You should be able to make two rolls.)
Place in fridge for about 15 minutes and preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius.
Cut into slices (4-5mm) and place on lined baking tray.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Leave on tray for a couple of minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Melt dark chocolate in a ceramic bowl over a saucepan of simmered water. 
Put in a ziplock bag while hot and let cool for a few minutes so its not so runny and more controllable to pipe. 
Cut a very small corner of the bag and drizzle over the cooled snaps.


28 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoyed the Macadamia Toffee Crisps! I adore your combination of shortbread, honeycomb and chocolate!

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  2. Mmmmm... This sound delectable Muppy! I love how you made your own salted honeycomb to incorporate into these shortbread and the gooey melted mess it created.

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  3. I hope you enjoyed the Macadamia Toffee Crisps! I adore your combination of shortbread, honeycomb and chocolate!

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  4. Brilliant, Muppy! I can't wait to give this recipe a go!

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  5. These sound quite delectable as they're a lot of things that I like that are all rolled up into one, quite literally :) hehe

    Nice work with the chocolate signature too :)

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  6. How much fun was The Sweet Swap? I'm already looking forward to next year's event :) I love salty & sweet so this would be right up my alley.

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  7. i love these treats so much! thanks for that :D

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  8. These look amazing!!! And I can imagine the cookie dough pre-oven would be incredible!

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  9. I love what you've done to make the standard chocolate and honeycomb so much more interesting (and more fun too!) Though I'm not sure I have the ability to blend up honeycomb and cook with it instead of tossing it straight into my mouth...

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  10. Looks so sweet and delicious :)

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  11. What gorgeous little treats Muppy! I would have loved to have gotten a package of these in the mail :)

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  12. That is so interesting! I've never seen honeycomb crushed and rolled up before! :D

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  13. Oh my gosh they look so so good! Love your creative brain, I am going to have to give these a go.

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  14. Honeycomb powder, genius! I'm sure I won't be the only person rocking this amazing idea in the near future :) your matches were super lucky to receive these!

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  15. Don't these sound amazing indeed Muppy! Great job!

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  16. I am drooling looking at these divine sweet treats!What a great event!Kisses!

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  17. Holy crap these look AMAZING and such a clever idea! Wow!

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  18. They look amazingly delicious!

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  19. These look amazing!! I love the idea of honeycomb powder- it sounds like an amazing addition to any dessert! And I'm so jealous at your chocolate writing skills....I wish I could write as beautifully as you in chocolate! Everytime I attempt to write anything, it looks like terrible kindergarten handwriting :(

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  20. This has to be the best recipe read

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  21. Such a creative concept! Who doesn't love chocolate and honeycomb?

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  22. All your sweet swap treats are so so darn creative I have truly enjoyed seeing them all on Instagram and blogs. What a great recipe. Really wish I had time to take part in it too was just too flat out at work back then =(((

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  23. Sounds so good I have to try it out

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