This candy is actually the product of an acid-base reaction like your elementary school volcano project. The sodium bicarbonate and the acid in the honey and the brown sugar cause your sugary mixture to bubble up and create all those little delicious nooks and crannies that give honeycomb its unique texture.
CA Chemistry Standard: Students know the observable properties of acids, bases, and salt solutions.
Learning objective: By making honeycomb, students will identify and describe the properties of acids and bases in a delicious candy reaction.
Step 1: Supplies
63 grams honey (3 tablespoons)
100 grams brown sugar (1/2 cup)
5 grams baking soda (1 teaspoon)
Also make sure to have a candy thermometer on hand!