Has anyone else seen the recent craze for ‘unicorn’ style food? Unicorn bark for example. It basically just consists of mixing loads of pretty colours together and adding some sprinkles and glitter to whatever you’re making.
I thought it would be fun to make unicorn honeycomb lollipops. I don’t know what it is, but there’s always something appealing about eating something off of a stick. I’ve always loved honeycomb too, I’m particularly a big fan of a Cadburys Crunchie (although sadly no more) so honeycomb covered in chocolate is always a win.
Honeycomb is really easy to make, and with these lollipops you can go wild with the decorations. I used pink, yellow and green food colouring for these ones, but use whatever you have available to make your own unique unicorn style lollipops.
They look so pretty and they’re so yummy. They would be perfect for a kid’s party or as part of a dessert table. Have a go and show me how you get on.
Vegan Unicorn Honeycomb Lollipops
- 200g caster sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (hint: have this measured out in a small ramekin beforehand so you can use it quickly when needed)
- 150g vegan white chocolate
- Food colouring of your choice
- 6 straws or lolly sticks
- Step 1 Start by preparing where you will pour your honeycomb. A large flat baking sheet works best (you might need more than one, so it is best to have a couple prepared). Grease and cover with non-stick parchment paper. Have your straws/lolly sticks ready (you have to work quickly with honeycomb so have everything prepared).
- Step 2 To make your honeycomb, gently heat the caster sugar and golden syrup in a deep saucepan. Try not to let it bubble until everything has dissolved.
- Step 3 Once dissolved, increase the heat until it is lightly simmering and simmer until the syrup turns a deep amber caramel colour.
- Step 4 As soon as the syrup has changed colour, quickly turn off the heat and add your bicarbonate of soda. This is where you need to work quickly. It will begin to bubble up and increase in size. Beat quickly with a wooden spoon to fully incorporate the bicarbonate of soda.
- Step 5 Once incorporated, pour onto the pre-prepared baking tray in a long rectangle. The height of this will be the size of your lollies, so keep this in mind.
- Step 6 Place your lolly sticks in the honeycomb quickly before it begins to harden up. Place them equal distances apart, keeping in mind you will be breaking the honeycomb up around the sticks into lolly shapes, so make sure you leave a good distance between them.
- Step 7 Leave your honeycomb for 2 minutes to cool down slightly. Once slightly cool, with a sharp knife cut into the honeycomb to break it into lolly shapes. The honeycomb will be hard but still slightly pliable, so you should be able to cut through. If you leave the honeycomb too long it will go completely hard and could shatter when you cut them. If you wish, you can also cut so all sides are completely straight.
- Step 8 Once cut they are cut into lolly shapes, allow to cool completely.
- Step 9 To decorate, evenly divide your white chocolate into separate microwaveable bowls, depending on how many colours you plan to use (3 colours = 3 bowls with 50g white chocolate each).
- Step 10 In a microwave, melt the chocolate. Once melted, add in your food colouring and mix.
- Step 11 Take your honeycomb lollipops and work one at a time. Dollop the different colours onto the honeycomb (you do not need to completely cover it) and then with a knife, smooth together to get the white chocolate to completely cover the honeycomb and to mix the colours together.
- Step 12 Add sprinkles and edible glitter then repeat for the rest. Put in the fridge to harden.
- Step 13 Once hardened, repeat on the other side.
- Step 14 Again, put back in the fridge to harden up.
- Step 15 Enjoy!