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Salted Peanut Honeycomb

Posted by on December 9, 2012

peanuthoneystackI made honeycomb for the first time not too long ago, it was divine to eat and I love the chemical lava style reaction you get when you make it!


This combines sweet & salty which I think works so well. They can make a lovely present if bagged up and labelled. Lasts about a week in a container, but really best within 4 days. I had the tough job of taste testing each day, all for research purposes of course!


Be warned that this is wickedly hot and can have a tendency to splash if stirred with vigour! Don’t be tempted to lick the spoon soon after spreading it on the baking tray, it will seriously hurt.

Print the recipe here

Conversion for measurements here

Salted Peanut Honeycomb


100g granulated sugar

4 tbsp or 65g golden syrup

85g roasted salted peanuts

2 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Grease a baking tray with oil.

In a heavy based saucepan place the sugar, syrup, peanuts & butter. Heat on a medium heat and keep stirring to mix together until the sugar has melted.

Turn up the heat to bring to a boil, keep stirring to stop it catching. Ideally you should use a sugar thermometer and when the temperature reaches 145°C remove from the heat. If you don’t have one then you’ll need to make sure it’s a deep golden colour.


Throw in the vanilla & bicarbonate. This will make it fizz up, stir through then working quickly spread it out onto the baking tray. Leave to cool completely then break into pieces. Store in a container. Enjoy ♥













13 Responses to Salted Peanut Honeycomb

  1. Monika

    Looks yummy , thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. Asma

    These look delicious, will have to try!

  3. Yolla

    How big is the tray used?

    • Sam

      I used a standard baking tray (as listed in the recipe details) it will not cover the entire surface

  4. Nicola Stephens

    This looks lovely but would it be ok to use salted butter or margarine?? Thanks x

    • Sam

      Hi Nicola, my preference is unsalted butter as the peanuts are already salty so for me that would be too much salt. Give it a try if that’s all you have, I’m sure it will still taste fab! :)

  5. sue tucker

    is it tablespoon or teaspoon please coz i must make this
    tyvm forsharing

  6. mary

    Hi! I’m really looking forward to making this, but I don’t have a ton of experience with candy making and I know some recipes cannot be doubled. I’m wondering if the recipe can be doubled or if I would need to make 2 separate batches. Thanks!

    • Sam

      Hi Mary, this is great to double up with no problems (in fact I did a triple batch today!) Hope you enjoy it :)

  7. Margaret

    Sorry, but is it a typo that it says only 2 tsp of butter instead of 2 tbsp of butter? I have just never used a recipe that measured butter in anything other than tbsp, cups, or lbs?

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