Chocolate Honeycomb Squares – Sticky Sweet Treats

Chocolate Honeycomb Squares

No Bake | 27th September 2011 | By

Well I’m sure most of you will have heard of the French TV pastry chef Eric Lanlard and Baking Mad. Even I have heard of both him and the programme and I don’t have a television. The Baking Mad website is full of recipe ideas as well as tips, tricks and competitions. I was asked to choose a recipe from this site and make it – chocolate honeycomb squares it had to be.

Well, goodness me, there were so many recipes to choose from I was a little overwhelmed. First off, I typed in the keyword chocolate – dozens of recipes issued forth. With a little thought I narrowed my chocolate search down to Eric’s recipes – if I was going to make something from the site, it may as well be one of his. This gave me a more reduced choice. I had no problems selecting which one to make because chocolate honeycomb squares leapt out and grabbed my attention! I’ve sort of had honeycomb on the brain recently. I’ve just reviewed some delicious hokey pokey. Then Chele over at the Chocolate Teapot made some followed by Kath over at the Ordinary Cook. I was just looking for the excuse to make some of my own and now I’d found it.

Chocolate Honeycomb Squares

 Actually, when looking at the recipe, I realised it used maltesers rather than honeycomb. What the heck, much as I love maltesers, honeycomb it was going to be – or was it? I followed Chele’s recipe and it looked fine when I poured it out – bubbly and the right colour, but when I went to bash it into bits I found it was sticky and chewy and not in the least bit crunchy. Easily defeated I trudged off to buy some maltesers!

I ended up making half the quantity and adjusting the topping decoration somewhat. It’s just as well or we’d have eaten even more of these chocolate honeycomb squares than we did. If, like me, you have a weakness for tiffin, click on the link to find other recipes of mine you might like.

Indulgent is the best word for these chocolate honeycomb squares. They were sweet, crunchy, sticky, coma inducing treats, but so very moreish. They reminded CT of Middle Eastern sweets, not so much in flavour but as sticky flavoursome bites. I was very surprised at how much the orange flavour stood out, given that so little of the dark chocolate actually made it onto the top.

Chocolate Honeycomb Squares
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

No bake sweet, crunchy, sticky, coma inducing treats that are incredibly moreish. You can make your own honeycomb or buy some in.

Course: Afternoon Tea
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
  • 125 g milk chocolate (35%)
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ tbsp golden syrup
  • 115 g digestive biscuits
  • 115 g Maltesers + more to cover
  • honeycomb homemade or bought
  • 20 g dark chocolate I used orange flavoured chocolate
  1. Melt the chocolate in a pan over a gentle heat with the butter and syrup.

  2. Meanwhile bash the biscuits in a bowl with the end of a rolling pin into small pieces.

  3. Add the biscuit pieces and maltesers to the chocolate and stir.

  4. Pour into a buttered 20x20 cm dish, then level with a spoon. Place in the fridge for an hour to set.

  5. Melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Spread this over the set tiffin and immediately cover with halved maltesers and bits of honeycomb.

  6. Melt 20g of dark orange chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Drizzle this over the top of the maltesers using a teaspoon or cone made out of greaseproof paper with the end snipped off.

  7. Leave to set, then cut into 24 squares and indulge!

Recipe Notes

An hour or two's setting time is needed for this recipe.


Chocolate Honeycomb Squares with Maltesers. PIN IT

Chocolate Honeycomb Squares

This post was commissioned by Baking Mad. I was not expected to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. Thanks to my readers for supporting the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blythe and blogging.


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    Dom at Belleau Kitchen
    27th September 2011

    they look amazing… I love honeycomb or cinder toffee as we call it up here… that last pic of it all drizzled in chocolate is to DIE for x

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    27th September 2011

    If you hadn’t told me it was a disaster I would never have known, that honeycomb looks really good. Are you sure you didn’t sneak in a second batch? Thank you for the link x

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    Johanna GGG
    27th September 2011

    I made honeycomb last year and it was quite chewy and a little burnt in places but still strangely addictive with chocolate drizzled over it – yours is a more sophisticated version and looks wonderful – I quite like chewy honeycomb – it is not just all about crunch in my book

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    27th September 2011

    How good do they look? I’ve not seen the programme either but I do own one of his books and I really should make something from it judging by your post!

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    27th September 2011

    I’ve been watching Baking Mad on 4 on demand over the past couple of weeks (I don’t have a tv either!) and some of the recipes Eric has made look to die for! This is definitely one I want to try and looks even more amazing with the honeycomb on top, well done!

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    27th September 2011

    I’ve never heard of Baking Mad, but might have to go and have a look now. That looks fabulous – more temptation!

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    28th September 2011

    Those look absolutely amazing! Love the combination of honeycomb AND maltesers…and I guess if you were in a hurry you could just use Crunchie bars instead of making the hokey pokey (although that is lots of fun, especially when it all fizzes up!).

    Am off to check out the Baking Mad website now 🙂

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    Helen at Casa Costello
    28th September 2011

    Wow, these look amazing. I WILL be making honeycomb this weekend and nothing is going to stop me – especially now I’ve seen these. And, you don’t have a TV?

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    28th September 2011

    Wow these look fantastic! Great effort. I love the idea of sticky yet crunchy. Mmmm!

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    Baking Addict
    29th September 2011

    Can I have the whole plate please? These look divine. Now I really want to make my own honeycomb. I’ve just blogged about a recipe from his book – its a really good book. I’ll definitely check out the website as well. I can’t believe you don’t have a TV! Well I have one but I never watch it so same difference 🙂

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    29th September 2011

    Horrible as it sounds, I think I’m quite happy to fall into a sugar-induced coma after a few bites of this! Looks incredible!

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    1st October 2011

    They look lovely, I bet they’d go down a treat at work. I’ll have to check out the website – as if I need more things to add to the ‘to make’ list! Your honeycomb looks great, it doesn’t look failed, and I really must get round to making some, thanks for the reminder!

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    1st October 2011

    Manu – thank you

    WLM – I’d probably be doing you more of a favour if I didn’t 😉

    Cake Fairy – me too. Will have to try again and hope it’s more successful next time.

    Dom – ah yes, I’d forgotten teh cinder toffee appellation – great name.

    Kath – he he, it didn’t look to bad, it’s just it wasn’t crunchy.

    Johanna – thank you for your words of encouragement 🙂

    A Trifle Rushed – thank you.

    Nom – thank you. It’s quite addictive, I’d like some more too!

    Kate – mmm, not sure how satisfying that might be, but hey!

    Karen – you’re right, the honeycomb smells wonderful.

    Chele – interested to know what you think of his book and which one it is?

    HungryHinny – thank you. Seem to have problems watching 4OD, but I did see the episode where he made this.

    Janice – ahh, I do my best to tempt 😉

    Little Loaf – there’s an idea and that would make this a really quick treat.

    Helen – if you do make honeycomb, hope it was more successful than mine.

    Hazel – mmmmm, thanks 🙂

    Baking Addict – good to hear your thoughts on his book, I haven’t seen any. You made me laugh about having a TV, but not watching it.

    Foodiva – sometimes the price is just worth paying 😉

    C – thank you. I think you’re right, these would go down a storm at work.

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    5th October 2011

    Haha, I love the description of ‘coma inducing’! These look so delicious, I absolutely love chocolate and honeycomb. Didn’t realise there was a Baking Mad website, I’ve just had a quick look and looks brilliant!

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    5th October 2011

    Nic – noooo, don’t have one of those 🙁

    Kim – so even more temptation for you 😉

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